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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
Oct. 16
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
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Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Skid averred that one should strive for the best result possible, not the best possible result.
Redoubling Isn't Rude
I would not have redoubled since I do not wish to take the risk of them running.
What to do on trick two
It could be count or suit preference
A difficult "eight ever, nine never" question
I agree with Kieran - I play for the drop only if there is nothing else to go on.
One person's technicality is another person's case correctly thrown out because of a failure to observe a statutory time limit.
The History of History (Part 1)
"We're not talking about a criminal trial; we're talking about the preponderance of the evidence." This is where I differ from you. In my view, an accusation of premeditated cheating is an extremely serious matter and can have very significant repercussions for anyone found guilty - after all, it ...
What to do on trick two
What are their carding methods (i.e. what significance can be attached to East's 10)?
Any Way To Tell?
I would never do this with a suit lacking 1st and 2nd round control.
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
He is President of the EBL. Not quite the same thing as being head of something.
Given the suit disparity, I would have responded 1, not 2. With a different North hand, the auction might have gone (after the 2 response) 1-2-2-3-3NT, leaving South with an awkward problem. Whereas 1-1-1-2 allows South an easy 3 ...
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