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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
Feb. 13
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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What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
I agree with Andy. FWIW, I prefer 2 to be natural and forcing.
David Caprera's bidding problem: x KJTxxxxx xx Jx
If 1NT is passed out (not particularly likely), it will be a challenge for the defenders to read my distribution.
What has partner got?
I am sure that you're right on that.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- K2 AKQJ6 AQT743
I am far from convinced that we want to be in a slam at all. Partner is allowed to have KQxx xxx xxx Jxx and even game could fail (in practice, it is a heavy favourite).
Rajeev Jog's bidding problem: A AKJ94 KQ AT642
North might have bid 4 over 3NT (which would have been my choice over 2).
1972 & 1975 Daily Bulletins and Official Handbook
My apologies to Mr Rogoff. Assuming that he is the person of that name who posts on this site, why not send him a PM (for the avoidance of doubt, and bearing in mind what I posted previously, this means Personal Message not Post Mortem)?
What has partner got?
I recall the late Joe Amsbury opening a 12-14 1NT with a six-card heart suit. When his partner asked for five-card majors, he denied holding one.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: K6 63 AK7652 JT8
I opt for 2 which I play as wide-ranging in third seat.
David Parsons's bidding problem: 763 AT AT82 KQ32
Having denied three hearts, surely 3 is indicated now.
Is Multi Effective against World Class Competition?
Coming rather late to this discussion, Flint and Cansino employed the Multi in the 1972 Olympiad: Forquet and Garozzo had a monumental misunderstanding and finished up in 4 in a 2-2 fit with slam makeable in three denominations.
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