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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Member Since
May 8, 2016
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8 hours 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.

Country
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.
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Nikolay Yaninski's bidding problem: AKJT2 AQ84 A KQ5
If partner has (say) Kxxxx and a void spade, it's a long way to 12 tricks.
Nikolay Yaninski's bidding problem: A AKQJ9x A7xx xx
Tempting to bid 4 but on a good day partner will bid 3NT over 3.
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Brian See inter alia https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/ruling-on-opening-1nt-with-small-singleton-acbl/ I posted as follows (the first paragraph is quoting what another poster had said): “As discussed else thread, it no longer matters whether there was agreement to open with a small singleton. Deviations are no longer permitted if the bid ...
Petter Bengtsson's bidding problem: A932 AQ AT84 AT2
I agree on both counts.
How do you play this 6!S contract?
Operation successful but ...
1z rebid by opener after 1y response by passed hand.
I don't agree, Steve. If a bid is forcing, partner bids over it.
Yordan Boychev's lead problem: A 8532 JT54 A932
What do you expect him to do with a minimum 4=3=3=3? In my view, the responding hand's double was dubious given that the opponents could have the majority of the high cards.
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Bridge players in the ACBL should care a lot if their governing body has passed a regulation not permitted by the Laws of the game.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: KJ532 Q8 T93 K74
I'm expecting a hand with three-card spade support, too good for a raise of the 1 response to 2. If K were elsewhere, this would be a clear 4 bid; as it is, I'll content myself with 3.
1z rebid by opener after 1y response by passed hand.
Quite so. Forcing means not allowed to pass.
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