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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Member Since
May 8, 2016
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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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.
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Kyle Rockoff's lead problem: AQ52 --- A64 KJ9653
I would have definitely bid 3 so who knows what would have happened.
Jack Donaghue's lead problem: K85 K9543 AQ93 Q
What was my double of 2 supposed to be?
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: J93 AK5 AQ5 K965
Given that the 3 bid was positively misleading, I have no confidence in the outcome.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: --- T2 9872 AJT9542
I got zero; you got 20!
The books have got to go.... Part II
Indeed it is. The oldest book that I have devoted to discussion of "Auction Bridge Informatory Doubles" was published in 1926 and it is obvious from the text that the idea was hardly novel then.
Mike Wenble's bidding problem: 973 AKJT6 T7432 ---
Partner is quite likely to pass 1NT given the methods.
Forcing or not?
Mike, not a controversial vote!
François "Dellache"'s bidding problem: AK65 Q6 AQ854 82
It's not obvious at all. 1NT can be quite a fair hand in this sequence, just shy of the values for 2NT. With a bad hand and appropriate distribution, partner had the option of passing 1 or giving simple preference.
The books have got to go.... Part II
However, these are all conventions.
Dick Wilson's bidding problem: 8 A J843 AQJ9832
So A10x QJ10 KQ10x Kxx is not possible?
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