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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
5 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 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.
BBO Username
Not a member
ACBL Ranking
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
New Monaco Pair
Perhaps the chance that it gets guaranteed places in the various events gives the USA more chances to win the BB (etc).
In the days when I used to attend tournaments, all of these would have been important to me. I would add convenient parking. If the venue was such as to be an attractive pre-session or between-session location for a walk, so much the better.
Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
I always thought that LTC's main use was to excuse the perpetration of an egregious overbid.
Playing conditions in Montecatini
I think that one of the issues might be that the sort of location that appeals to the EBU/WBF hierarchy is not consistent with the budget available.
Playing conditions in Montecatini
Peter, I don't think it right for the EBU to risk making a loss by hosting such a tournament. Maybe we should take lessons from the Norwegians?
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
I think you're right. The point that I had in mind is that, with a marginal hand, the overcall is slightly safer when the opening is third hand (less risk of penalty double; no danger of partner forcing to a slam). That is, there is a slightly greater likelihood ...
Papi is back!
Was it really that long ago? Doesn't time fly!
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
It is a different sequence. In the article above, the sequence starts with two passes. In the poll, the dealer pre-empts.
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
Yes, but the poll relates to a different sequence.
John Cunningham's bidding problem: AQ KJ95 K52 KQT3
It never occurred to me that it could be a support redouble!
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