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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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Both North and South underbid.
How would you rule?
a distinct dereliction of directorial duty
David Eddleston's bidding problem: AJ Q98 6 AQJ9743
Why should bidding 3 result in ending up in a bad slam? This hand has two aces, an excellent club suit and the expected number of playing tricks for a 3 rebid.
David Eddleston's bidding problem: AJ Q98 6 AQJ9743
Not remotely close in my view.
ATB - Poor slam
It'll never catch on, Michael.
Do You Count Your Cards?
I believe that it was the law at one point.
Do You Count Your Cards?
I wouldn't make that assumption. At around the same time, I won the major pairs event at the Christmas tournament and the prize for the winning pair was (wait for it) … one holiday for one person.
Do You Count Your Cards?
Known as the Smith Convention and dates back a long time, well before WW2.
Ed Judy's lead problem: J7642 32 J85 932
Eric Leong's bidding problem: Q753 K954 64 J73
Pass - maybe partner has taken a shot with AKxxxx Ax Ax xxx.
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