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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Member Since
May 8, 2016
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41 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.

Country
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.
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Christopher Moh's bidding problem: Q862 64 A42 AJ62
One has to draw the line somewhere and this hand is just on the wrong side for me.
Bruce Rogoff's bidding problem: KTx --- QJT8x AKQTx
Making a non-forcing 2 bid with an excellent hand with good spade support is not my idea of partnership bidding. Having got this far, I think that the best action is 4.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: A872 J765 KJ653 ---
I think that you mean that you will pass a 2 rebid.
How do you play this double?
Thank you all. This poll was inspired by a recent lead problem: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/lead-problem-2-cvefqn58fg/?cj=958588#c958588
Forcing Pass over DBL of 1N Overcall
It doesn't follow from the escape to 2 that the 1NT overcall was a psyche. See https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/what-do-you-make-of-this/ In this case, East can be fairly sure that North has psyched and I wouldn't waste time doubling. I would bid 2NT over 1NT. Although ...
Bridge Periodicals
I rarely find bridge fiction rewarding. But The Bet was an exception.
How do you play this double?
"which is nearly non-existent in the modern game" Assuming that North-South adhere to a disciplined style, any situation where South makes a pre-emptive bid, West overcalls and North doubles is absolute.
Arijit Hazra's bidding problem: xxx x xx Q9xxxxx
I'm disappointed. Surely someone plays 3 as a transfer to clubs in this sequence.
How do you play this double?
To my mind, "penalty" implies that partner is expected to pass unless he has an unusual hand. "Penalty oriented" gives him more leeway.
How do you play this double?
Phil, I don't think that many people would pass your suggested hand as dealer.
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