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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
6 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.

Country
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.
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Rich Newell's bidding problem: 653 AQT6 32 AK32
I don't see that as much of an advantage.
Failure to announce
Whether or not 1 was announced is irrelevant to my decision - which is to raise.
David Caprera's bidding problem: x Axxxx Axx xxxx
Mine wouldn't. If you don't like the idea of bidding 3 when you possibly have a light splinter raise with spade shortage, change the system.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: 653 AQT6 32 AK32
I didn't abstain but I really dislike the 2 (rather than 1) 4SF bid.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: KQJT9 QT AT94 86
I don't see this. The 2 bid is described as "strong with hearts" so there should be no question of partner's stopping short of game once a fit is located.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AT864 A4 9 97652
As my past comments indicate, I am prepared to rebid 1NT with a singleton in partner's suit. But I do not go out of my way to do it and would certainly rebid 2 on the hand suggested.
Second trick decision 3
I think that, once the third round of diamonds has been played, the contract is always down. And, when the 10 and 8 of trumps are interchanged, the position of the 5 becomes crucial.
Soner Cubukcu's bidding problem: xxxxx Q9xx JTx x
Redouble is nothing less than grossly insulting.
Walter Schmid's bidding problem: QT9854 K8 Q8 942
Very close between P and 3.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQ87 K98 KJ2 KQJ
3NT isn't ideal but what else?
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