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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
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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.

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.
BBO Username
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ACBL Ranking
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Properly explaining a transfer accept
Since it specifically shows 10-12 points and a balanced hand, your explanation leaves something to be desired.
What to expect of your opponents
Bernard, I'm with Monty here. I would finesse unless I knew LHO to be up to the falsecard.
One double is enough for toil and trouble
I think that take-out of clubs is the most useful meaning and have voted accordingly. In particular, lead-directing is not a great idea: the only acceptable reasons for partner not lead a diamond on this auction are (a) he hasn't got any; or (b) he has the contract beaten ...
1NT forcing and 3 card minor suits
Were you a fan of Dud and Pete?
Gregory Gorshkov's bidding problem: QT95 94 Q9 KJ876
But it's good enough to bid 3, not pass 3!
Norman Beck's bidding problem: xx QJx Kx KJxxxx
There might be a lot of wastage in hearts. It's hardly a great slam facing x KQxx Kxxx Qxxx (and this isn't the worst hand that partner might have).
Norman Beck's bidding problem: Ax xxx Axx JT9xx
So, on the basis that we've agreed clubs as trumps, why wouldn't 4NT either be a club slam try (unless the partnership has agreed to invert 4NT and 5), in which case with two aces we should surely accept, or asking for aces. In neither case does ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: KQJT62 75 KT Q87
Seven tricks???
John Currie's bidding problem: AK AKJ963 --- AKQ87
6, so reaching the wrong contract when he is 2-4 in the majors.
Senthur Shanmugarasa's bidding problem: KJTx J KQT642 Jx
Isn't this a duplicated post?
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