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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
35 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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Hua Yang's bidding problem: AQJ843 J4 K5 Q98
Partner has passed the decision to him and he has a great hand for playing 5.
Hua Yang's bidding problem: AQJ843 J4 K5 Q98
Why wouldn't he bid 5 with that hand?
Tell me why I'm wrong
That's fair enough but the practical defence may well be different from the DD one.
Ten Seconds
I've never been a fan of the 10 second (often a lot longer in practice) exchange of basic information. I prefer to concentrate on the opposing system card rather than be distracted by what may turn out to be irrelevant witter.
Tell me why I'm wrong
Doug, what assumptions did you make for how the play went?
How would the computer react to quite unusual systems, for example Roman Club or Strong Pass?
Ten Seconds
And what is standard in Yorkshire may well not be in other parts of England ...
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: 7632 A8 96 AQT97
I'm a passed hand, I've got two aces and I haven't promised hearts.
A possibly crazy idea for ACBL skip bid procedure
Are you sure it wasn't the April 1st Bulletin?
Tell me why I'm wrong
Steve, if we had as much as that, we would have bid 2NT over 2.
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