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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
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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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Eli Jolley's bidding problem: AT9 9632 T2 AK87
This hand is just worth a game try in my view.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: 72 KQJ9852 652 T
Thanks for the update.
Rare High-Level Decision
It's not impossible.
Matchpoint Defense Trick 1
I don't much like the system. I don't see any urgency to do anything in particular so play whichever is the correct systemic card (i.e. 5 if this is an attitude position or 8 if it is count).
Rare High-Level Decision
And it's not as though it would necessarily be helpful: picture partner with QJxx Qxxx KJxx x.
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: AK752 32 AKJ 432
In the days when I played a forcing NT, we rebid the stronger minor with 3-3.
Rare High-Level Decision
West should have length and strength in diamonds and welcomes a diamond lead against 6. In my view, East is allowed to pass 6 but this would be a rare action. I find it inconceivable that East might 6 without first-round control in the suit.
The Liu Coop
Until you posted that, Ron, I thought that your name actually was Lei.
Cruel Hand from 2019 Vilnius Cup
I would.
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: AK752 32 AKJ 432
You haven't begun to show the main feature of the hand by opening 1NT. I would open 1 and, playing Acol, pass 1NT.
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