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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
11 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 some 45 years ago - our opponents in the final were far stronger and more experience 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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An incredible bid my partner made
It's hardly a small defensive error to duck the heart.
An incredible bid my partner made
As may be apparent from this comment, I'm a rotten double-dummy analyst, but it's not obvious to me that 4 can be made if West wins K.
For those of a certain age
Marshall, DQYDJ?
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: AK2 QJ742 6 KQ73
With a lesser hand and this shape, Gregory, I would be bidding 2 (and I am pretty confident that Kieran would).
Mark Raphaelson's bidding problem: xxxxxxxxxxxxx --- --- ---
Lynn will want to know!
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: AK2 QJ742 6 KQ73
Just good enough to bid 2 and then 2.
Finish this sentence
Bad luck!
Richard Margolis's bidding problem: A964 AK7 AJ853 6
Unless informed otherwise, I assume five-card majors, strong NT, 1 is at least four cards unless 4=4=3=2.
What Is Partner Saying to You?
Other: double suggests the lead of this suit and, if made by a non-passed hand, implies values sufficient to make competing in the auction a possibility.
Is this system bad or illegal? (EDIT)
Thanks, Frances.
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