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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
6 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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
James Huntington's bidding problem: 963 K87652 T9 K5
I tend not to make sweeping statements without at least a scintilla of supporting evidence.
James Huntington's bidding problem: 963 K87652 T9 K5
So the short answer is no.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A6 AKT6 AKT4 974
Never read any of his works.
James Huntington's bidding problem: 963 K87652 T9 K5
It's easy for you to say that but can you adduce any evidence (e.g. MSC problems)?
Jerry Barrett's bidding problem: Q732 AQ973 8762 ---
In my view, 3 is forcing. 3 allows the possibility of playing in diamonds, hearts or NT; in practice, 3NT allows the possibility of playing in 3NT.
Eric He's lead problem: 872 T97 863 9854
Could the OP provide some relevant information, for example what system the opponents are playing and the meaning of 2NT.
Should I stay or should I go?
Inconceivable to pass in my view. Like Marty, I'm surprised that partner reopened: what did he have?
Support doubles
Suggested possible uses: 1. Take-out 2. Strong balanced 3. Penalty
Let's eliminate "ACBL Official", "USBF Official", etc.
I assumed the former but it is a good question.
Marko Seizovic's bidding problem: AK964 7 AKQT532 ---
1. Not scared of being doubled for penalty at the one-level.
Not following anyone yet

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