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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
5 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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Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: AKQ76 J654 A4 AT
On the bidding, a diamond void is by far the most likely and there is nothing in the OP to rule this out.
Does this treatment over Stayman has a name?
With 14 cards, I call the Director.
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: AKQ76 J654 A4 AT
AKQxxx on its own is not enough. For example, xx AKQxxx V Qxxxx needs spades 3-3.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 75 QJT532 T94 86
Bidding 3, I don't play Texas.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: AQJx --- AQT9xxxx x
For those of us old enough to remember the methods espoused by the Sharples twins, 3 over 1 would have agreed spades and showed both a club control and decent spades. Without a club control, or with doubtful trumps, one bid 2 and then supported spades.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: AQJx --- AQT9xxxx x
Would 6 be a reasonable improvisation (or possibly a systemic reply in some variations of the convention) to show two aces, a void heart and the queen of trumps?
Does this treatment over Stayman has a name?
Common sense?
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
The "group of other pairs" consists of who?
Ruling, please!
If West is confident that his own bid was wrong, he should say nothing. However, if he isn't confident, he should tell the opponents.
A surfeit of chances
Probably because the hand on lead didn't hold it.
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