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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
an hour 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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
The responsibilities of bridge professionals
Some years ago, a well-known English professional was holding forth about the level of his income from playing and averred that it was all declared to the Inland Revenue. When I asked him whether he was registered for VAT, he became uncharacteristically quiet.
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Feel free to ignore our discussions if you wish, Andy. I rather resent your use of the phrase "exceptional length"; I have attempted to be relatively concise.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J9 AKQ752 J5 T83
If I had AKQxxx and no other high cards, I would open 2, and this would be a maximum for me.
Imaginative Play
The misdefence that I had in mind was East continuing a second club.
Imaginative Play
Hearts 3-3 onside and the finesse working is hardly unfavourable.
Does it mean
Fair enough.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J9 AKQ752 J5 T83
Maybe 1NT if I fancied being creative. The late Joe Amsbury (whose 1NT openings showed 12 to 14 ... cards) once opened 1NT with a six card heart suit. In response to Puppet Stayman, he denied having a five card major; as he said, he didn't have one.
Ed Judy's bidding problem: 4 AKT65 AQ9542 T
4 if available as Leaping Michaels.
Does it mean
Sorry, Patrick; I missed that. These methods would not be my choice.
Does it mean
Four card support for what? What would you rebid after 1-2 with AKx AK10xx KJx xx? I would certainly choose 2.
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