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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
2 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

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the South-West Lancashire knock-out teams event as a very raw schoolboy in 1971 - our opponents in the final were far stronger and more experienced 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
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ACBL Ranking
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Ron Steele's bidding problem: Q952 7 975 AK873
Not worth more than 2 facing a passed hand.
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: J32 965 Q98542 2
Thanks, Gonzalo.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: A8 8 A42 AJT8653
You may well be right. That's the problem with discussing situations that arise in the context of unusual systems without being given full information.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: A8 8 A42 AJT8653
I agree with you. I think that the 3 bidders are wearing rose-tinted spectacles.
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: K7432 J2 KQ2 KJ2
I'm giving preference to hearts, wanting to play for 10 tricks rather than 11. In my view, 3 then 4 is a less concentrated two-suiter than the descriptive jump to 4.
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: J32 965 Q98542 2
It hadn't occurred to me but I agree that it could be the opposite hand. However, the other problem is at Game All, not Love All.
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: J32 965 Q98542 2
Why do you expect this?
Amnon Harel's lead problem: A86 A53 J652 643
You haven't actually voted for it yet!
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: K7432 J2 KQ2 KJ2
3, Merijn. 4 sounds to me like a concentrated two-suiter. Why should one conclude that the participants in a World Championship Individual are world-class players (whatever that much abused term might mean)? Some of the participants in recent World Championship finals have been far from "world-class".
Teri Smoot's bidding problem: J8 AKJ QJ76 7642
4-4-6 seems as good as any.
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