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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
just now
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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Luc Bellicaud's bidding problem: --- KQJx AKTxxx Kxx
Might be but 2 IMP are worth having.
MI (?) Ruling
It might be unbelievable but, if North had received the correct information, the likelihood of the debacle occurring would have been substantially reduced.
MI (?) Ruling
It is common for players to agree that double of 2 is take-out of spades. I have played that way for many years.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: 97 AQ72 97532 AT
I think it worth the risk. In fact, it might be better to bid 3NT myself: on the bidding, excellent facing xxx xx Ax KQJxxx.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: A53 7 AKQ96 A854
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: A53 7 AKQ96 A854
Pass would be non-forcing so that's out. Double would be penalties and my heart holding is hardly ideal for this action. I want to leave open the possibility of 3NT as a contract and, other than bidding it over 3 (which is possible but could result in my ...
Luc Bellicaud's bidding problem: --- KQJx AKTxxx Kxx
If partner bids 5, it makes it quite likely that the diamonds will run. So I would be worth 6.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: 97 AQ72 97532 AT
No, I don't think that you do get it. In my view, partner has shown a decent hand with a good club suit. I have a useful card in clubs and a good holding in one of the opposing suits: I'm bidding 3 so that partner can ...
What is this 5!C?
Would you have spelt the fourth word of the last sentence with z rather than s?
John Dong's bidding problem: 76 T953 A95 T954
I don't know which surprises me more: passing a take-out double of 2 with one trick and nothing of great relevance in clubs; or bidding the opponent's suit (assuredly natural) with a holding not much better than 5432. EDIT: I find myself wondering whether all those who ...
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