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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
55 minutes 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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Richard Granville's bidding problem: J64 4 AJ42 Q7432
I reached the opposite conclusion: 3 worked badly but Pass woudl have been fine.
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: K93 T98 QT8 A532
Play quiz part 1 (trick one play from dummy)
Not playing the 8 from 86 in dummy is just the sort of play to awaken a somnolent defender.
How to play spades for 3 tricks
As is almost invariably my experience, the exact combination is not listed there. However, Q1098 facing Axx is included, and this seems equivalent. The suggested play for three tricks is to run the 10 and run the 9: this translates to running the 10 and playing low to the 9 ...
Who should have bid more?
West showed his entire hand when he bid 3 and 4. It was then down to East (who was looking at the good trumps that West did not have) to take over. My inclination is 100% East. However, since 4 might have been regarded as Last Train ...
How Bad Is This Line of Play?
And it fails when the 9 is in front of the 8.
Play quiz part 1 (trick one play from dummy)
The 8 looks normal to me. But I would first of all establish their leading methods.
Marten La Haye's bidding problem: QT954 K974 3 A85
As do I and take the opportunity to pass.
How Bad Is This Line of Play?
Maybe East envisaged a slam facing, for example, Axx Kxx Ax AK10xx.
Jack Campbell's bidding problem: T8743 J97 Q5 AKQ
I can't imagine not bidding 1.
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