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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
2 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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2019 Michael Seamon Junior US Bridge Championships
None, just as there is no justification for any gender-restricted events.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 32 Q9732 7654 97
Thanks. 3 seems indicated.
Simple Game
Kit, if you're saying that, if LHO bids 5 (say), opener will never bid 5 no matter how suitable his hand is for playing in hearts, that looks pretty close to a controlled psyche.
Bidding Deep Finesse
What happens if West overcalls 2?
Christopher Moh's bidding problem: 865 KJ9765 K KQJ
Too many negatives: terrible spade holding, broken suit, promising opening lead, high cards not necessarily pulling weight.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 32 Q9732 7654 97
What are our methods over this 2NT rebid?
ATB, if any, for this missed slam
My idea of a normal double is significantly weaker than that.
In the middle of a tournament, a player collapses. Do you know what to do?
Quite so. Are you allowed to refer to the partnership system card in such circumstances?
How do you rule on this sitiuation
Michael, the explanation of the double of 1NT is in my view quite unusual.
Jonathan Weinstein's bidding problem: AJT5 73 Q JT8652
So far as I am concerned, 3 accepts the invitation and offers an alternative strain.
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