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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am retired both from full-time work and from tournament bridge.  My main bridge interest is researching the history of the tournament game in England: the first (and possibly only) instalment, covering the period up to the end of WW2, was published on the EBU website in December 2016.

My first serious bridge partner was Richard Granville and he suggested that I sign up to this site.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the South-West Lancashire knock-out teams event as a very raw schoolboy some 45 years ago - our opponents in the final were far stronger and more experience players, including two who went on to win the English National Pairs.
Bridge Accomplishments
I've won a few national events and represented England on several occasions. My main accomplishment might well be either winning the main team event at the EBU summer meeting in partnership with my (now ex) wife or surviving an unbeaten partnership of 160 boards with Tony Forrester.
Regular Bridge Partners
None at present.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
None at present.
Favorite Tournaments
The Lederer Memorial, with which I was involved as organiser, player or commentator for about 30 years.
Favorite Conventions
The Kokish 2H rebid after 2C-2D. I would rather prefer to play without any conventions but some are essential and this is one. I would classify the Kempson 2C or 2D response to 1NT in the same category.
BBO Username
Not a member
ACBL Ranking
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Q83 J Q74 AKQT87
Who wouldn't open 1 with this hand?
The responsibilities of bridge professionals
I can assure you that whether or not he operated as a sole trader or via a company makes not the slightest difference to the VAT position: if the turnover threshold is exceeded, there is a legal obligation to register.
Shawn Drenning's lead problem: KT83 J8 K82 KT62
Let me know if you need to be tied to the mast.
A nice surprise!
When I taught a beginners' class, it would have been a major surprise had any of them made more than nine tricks in a NT contract.
Imaginative Play
I wouldn't.
Michelle Steiner's bidding problem: KQT762 KQJ98 K9 ---
Abstain: at this point, there is one vote for each of 2, 2 and 3. Depending on methods, any of these could be the right bid.
Ron Steele's bidding problem: 5 KQ6 AT854 AT42
I don't think that the hand is good enough to warrant competing at the three level facing a one level negative double.
Howard Shachter's bidding problem: 2 AQ8 QJ92 AQ952
Singleton 2 is the minimum holding so far as I am concerned.
Asking bid for control after preempt opening bid
4 could easily be a better contract than 3. It's absurd to regard it as anything other than natural and NF.
2025 and beyond...
From what I have read, I would expect the ageing membership to be the major challenge.
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