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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
Not a member
ACBL Ranking
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Damian Hassan's lead problem: 53 97532 643 T43
Yes, but he's getting a heart lead if he doesn't double; so double says lead something else.
Okan Zabunoglu's bidding problem: 76 AQ J8 AQ96542
And the hand is suitable in all respects for a take-out double?
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: x QTx Txx KQJ8xx
I found 4 tempting.
My frustration with the ACBL reaches at an all time high
But would the EBU have allowed him to register any points earned during his period of non-membership (assuming that these could be evidenced, for example by production of local points certificates issue by a club: you will recall that it was compulsory for these certificates to be issued to all ...
My frustration with the ACBL reaches at an all time high
Alan Wilson stated above: "I regard that as an assertion not an argument. It is certainly not how I read the words that were quoted above. Amir has indeed reinstated for a three-year period." I think that the best that can be said about the wording of 4.2.2 ...
A Simple Question
"That is not good for the game." Why? A revoke is a mistake just like any other.
If not me . . .
Your understanding might be correct in so far as it relates to Culbertson (whose impact was global) but I think that Goren only really had significant influence in one place, North America.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QT Q5 KJ92 KQJ74
Was it ever in vogue for a non-vulnerable 1 bid at MP?
ATB for this disaster
(1)-X-(P) when you hold five diamonds and a four-card major is nothing like the same situation as (1)-X-(P) when you hold five clubs and a four-card major.
Alert a natural preempt?
In an IMP event, I think that your team-mates need to be told if you're going to perpetrate a 5 opening on that.
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