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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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David Dong's bidding problem: AQ75 AK62 AK72 8
With this shape and missing one of the aces, I would be nervous of splintering: lots of possible losers and no long suit to develop.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: Q8542 K963 A64 7
Was 2 a transfer?
Keith Lai's bidding problem: Kx x AKQxx AKQxx
Second in hand, partner should not be crazy. I wouldn't be surprised if Pass was the winner but it's massively anti-field.
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: AKJ82 2 AKQT53 6
I wouldn't open 2 though don't object strongly given that the hand has four quick tricks. My concern is what happens if the opponents bid a lot of hearts: 1-(3)-P-(4) is a far more comfortable situation than 2-(3 ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 5 AJ2 KQ AQ97643
Axxxx Kxx Axx xx is a perfectly respectable slam so I can't pass.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J953 J9 T42 QJ74
No special methods. If partner's double would have been penalty, then mine should be. With plenty of values for game, my concern is that we won't beat the contract by four tricks.
David Parsons's bidding problem: T953 KJ973 T K95
I would definitely have passed 3. I wouldn't pass 3 since partner might have taken a calculated risk when he bid 3 with a strong 5-6 - the last thing that he would anticipate is that we would drop this auction in 3, MP scoring notwithstanding.
Seven Heaven
"Since NS are competent players" (penultimate sentence on page 2).
USA Wins World Youth Teams
Fair comment!
USA Wins World Youth Teams
Congratulations to all! I think it slightly more accurate to say that six players from the USA won the event, not that the USA won it. This is an open event (i.e. transnational teams can and do take part).
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