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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
3 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
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How high will you go? Trivia II
Well done, Rui! I tested the problem for Barry and didn't have a clue about the first three (though Barry didn't include the number of letters in the name in No 3).
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: AKQ92 2 AQ AKJ92
4NT natural seems to sum up my hand well.
The books have got to go.... Part II
OK, Carl. In your world: What does a 1NT opening show? Your LHO opens 1 and partner doubles - is this for take-out? Given that you have decided to lead from a suit of Q10852, which card do you lead? Your partner leads an Ace to trick 1 and you ...
Trick 1.
I confess that I never thought of that possibility. However, after losing two clubs, you can now lose out to more adverse spade positions than if you had played the J or 10 on the first round.
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Much as I disapprove of the presentation, the meaning seems clear.
François "Dellache"'s bidding problem: AK65 Q6 AQ854 82
I open 1 whatever the club doubleton.
The books have got to go.... Part II
Thanks, Andy. It was the word "provided" that caused me to doubt it.
An Insufficent—Bidding Problem
Thanks, Robin. Any views on the remainder of what I posted above: "In your opinion, does this extend to the following: East opens 1♠ out of turn when South is the dealer; South requires that the 1♠ bid be cancelled and himself opens 1♠; the N-S agreement is that this ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
Is that right? Does it not depend upon who "the opposing pair" are?
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Rubber was almost invariably played for stakes, often not insignificant stakes. How is this likely to appeal to the young?
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