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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
45 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 some 45 years ago - our opponents in the final were far stronger and more experience 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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The Best Bridge Writer
Reprinted in December 1997
The Best Bridge Writer
I don't recall a book with that name (or anything similar) but it could be Bridge with Dora by John Brown - see comments above.
Doubling in this Position
In my view, they all amount to much the same (apart from fit-showing) If defined as take-out, partner will leave it in if he has nothing special in the way of shape; if defined as penalty, partner will take it out with a shapely hand.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J9xxx QJxxxx --- xx
Assuming that 4 is a splinter.
I would never hold such a hand: either I raise spades or I pass.
I'd forgotten that! I see that I commented as follows: "Michael's solution might be theoretically sound for those who are blessed with a good memory and don't mind giving away a lot of information which will be in many cases only helpful to the defence. Dave's ...
Hanan Sher's bidding problem: K75 3 QJ64 KJT82
I have abstained because you have biased the poll by revealing the companion hand.
Phil, it depends upon whether the advantages of playing transfers in this situation outweigh the disadvantages (which are not limited to the inability to play 3).
How do you play in 3? Better in my view to play 3m/ to play and 3 forcing with hearts.
Hanan Sher's bidding problem: AQT3 K5 AKT43 A9
I wouldn't raise. You're asking a lot from a passed partner, particularly given the virtual certainty of a heart loser.
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