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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

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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ACBL Ranking
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Eric Sieg's bidding problem: xxx KT8xx 8x AKx
I would bid 3 with the first and 3NT with the second.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: K54 AT KT KQJT72
Thanks for the input, Craig.
Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
For the money.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: QT A AJT532 AQ87
2 looks normal to me; 3 is too much and 3 misdirected.
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: AQ5 --- T8652 A9864
2, hoping to escape alive; 2 is bound to be a bad spot.
Cheating, Again
I look forward to receiving the magazine in due course.
GTO in the WYTC
Good comment though I suspect that what may have happened was that East thought that his pass was forcing. Otherwise, his failure to bid over 4 seems strange.
"The United States remains the world’s leading bridge power," I dispute the use of the word "remains". You are reviewing a sixty year period: how many World Championships did the USA win in the first ten years of that period?
The "United Kingdom" was never represented internationally at bridge. For many years, there was a Great Britain Team; now we have separate teams representing England, Scotland and Wales. There has always been one team representing the whole of Ireland.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
As I understand it, one is not allowed to. But I haven't looked at the Laws/regulations for some time so may well be out of date.
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