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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
7 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
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ACBL Ranking
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how do you bid these hands?
I wouldn't overcall 2. But if it is partnership style to make this bid, a constructive 2 response is fine.
YBTD after slow double
Why can't it be not enough clubs?
YBTD after slow double
I don't see that the BIT demonstrably suggests anything. West might just as easily be 4=5=2=2 and then 3 is likely to be a big winner.
YBTD after slow double
I wouldn't double so it is academic.
YBTD after slow double
Well if you were to look at the bidding problems from time to time ...
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: A643 AJT65 7 AK2
In my methods, 3 is a diamond control with spades agreed. However, my spades aren't all that great and clubs might well be the better denomination. So I have chosen to bid 2.
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: QJ85 --- KJ8743 J84
As would I.
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: T2 AKQ6432 A8 A7
I am in a minority of one but unrepentant. 2 followed by hearts followed by NT sums up this hand. I can't imagine what rebids the 1 openers are going to find however the auction goes.
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AQxx Axxxx xx xx
The replacement of Q with a low one makes a big difference so far as I am concerned.
Alex Kolesnik's bidding problem: J96 A6 KQ9 AJ987
I didn't know that anyone still played Fishbein: a truly ghastly convention which means that you can't bid a natural 3 over 3 or 3 over 3.
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