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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
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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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Is this "Reverse" Forcing?
You missed out the bit about responder bidding at the one-level. Otherwise 1-(1)-2-(P)-2 would be a reverse which is most assuredly isn't.
Christopher Donnelly's lead problem: A95 QJ962 KT4 T4
And how likely is it that you will beat the contract? Not that 10 from 10x in a suit quite likely long on my right is particularly passive.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AJ532 K7 A3 J752
One thing that one can be confident about is that partner has six hearts on this bidding. If he didn't have six hearts, he would have to choose between bidding a minor (natural whether clubs or diamonds), bidding 1NT or raising spades. I thought that the knowledge of the ...
Crowd-Sourcing the ACBL's February 2020 It's Your Call contest
Yes, Jeff is a rapid respondent in my experience. I have occasionally posted problems here which have appeared elsewhere, but generally because I was surprised by the answers given.
England women's trials
Getting the best team was always the strong factor for me.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 2 AK4 A82 KQ8543
Thanks, Leo. Makes slightly more sense in Weak NT context (if I'd read the OP more carefully, I could have worked that out for myself) but I still wouldn't have doubled.
Was this ruling correct?
"Wow, anyone out there play 2M-(P)-2NT as natural and non-forcing?" The relevance of this is unclear.
Christopher Donnelly's bidding problem: AJT K9 AKQJT7 T3
I think that 1 followed by 2 gives a fair (not perfect) picture.
Christopher Donnelly's bidding problem: AQ84 QJ7 J753 J2
Kxx x KQxxx AKxx looks fairly normal and 5 is a far better contract than 3NT.
Christopher Donnelly's lead problem: A95 QJ962 KT4 T4
I'm leading a heart in the hope of disrupting communications to dummy. I choose a low one because partner might have a useful card or declarer might misread the position (e.g. Ax in hand and K10xx in dummy, partner holding 8x).
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