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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
an hour 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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ACBL Ranking
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Craig Biddle's lead problem: T KQ863 T82 Q652
I'm hoping that my club lead takes out a late entry so that declarer can't draw trumps, set up diamonds with a ruff and finish in dummy.
Don't understand why Zia did that...
Yes, but it won't be made on a hand which has a load of defence and very little expectation of making 3NT.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: KQ743 T 642 AKT7
Since I haven't played for over three years, and very rarely watch on-line bridge, I need to get inspiration from somewhere.
Everyday situation
I don't see how a hand which made a take-out double of 2 is likely to have the "appropriate distribution" to take out a card showing double.
Don't understand why Zia did that...
The full hand diagram features 15 clubs and 12 diamonds, with East having 14 cards. What was the layout? Regarding Andy's comment above, I can't imagine East bidding 3NT with A10x KQJ Qx J987x or the same hand with one more diamond and one fewer club.
Mike Giesler's bidding problem: A4 Q976 A762 KQ3
Given that you have opened 1NT, why is this a bad shape (I am sufficiently old-fashioned to believe that 1NT implies a balanced hand)?
Mike Giesler's bidding problem: A4 Q976 A762 KQ3
And good controls; but I still bid 4.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: --- K874 K962 AKJ95
I'd rather have the 1NT bidder on lead to 2.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: 4 A2 KQJ964 KJ76
2 was natural and so is 3 on the third round.
Play 3NT
Yes, of course that's right; not seeing wood for the trees.
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