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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

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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Stuart King's bidding problem: AQ3 K9 T9653 543
I'd risk 2 with the same overall values and shape were the diamonds a decent suit but not 109653.
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
Yes, it's probably not well-remembered that Rodrigue played for Egypt before he played for Great Britain. And Nevena Senior played for Bulgaria (as Nevena Deleva).
Lin Li's bidding problem: --- AKQ83 A42 AJ764
I'm not saying that I disagree but you bid 2 and partner tables xxxx x KQxxx Qxx ...
MI (?) Ruling
Deleted since repeated elsewhere
Kristijan šTefanec's bidding problem: K53 K875 A6 K852
Fine … so long as he doesn't think that we are offering the option of 5-3 hearts.
David Sackett's bidding problem: K92 A83 T62 Q863
I was wondering whether, given our entries, the 10 or the 2 was better and didn't reach a conclusion.
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
Only preferable to "I would never bid this" if both players remember it.
Lin Li's bidding problem: AKJT32 764 KJ 85
In my view, 3 is misguided.
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
I believe that at least Mr Bergen invented the convention that bears his name. Unlike Mr Stayman, who wrote a book about his entire system, with the convention only being a small part.
Phil Clayton's lead problem: --- AQ964 K9642 AT3
Can we actually beat this contract (it might depend upon who has the 9)?
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