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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
9 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

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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Elke Weber's bidding problem: KJ652 K6 T3 JT83
I regard a 3 bid as stronger than a 2 bid and with at least a five-card suit. It's close but this hand is not quite good enough in my view.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AJ97 K KQ5 KJ764
I don't play support doubles and would not presume that they applied unless specifically told.
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: KQ62 J A753 A876
3 was certainly my second choice; I thought it close.
Steve Bloom's lead problem: 92 AQ94 53 AT832
Swap West and North ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 82 9 KT63 QT8764
Did you notice that it was vulnerable with IMP scoring?
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: J4 AJ3 A8742 QJ3
I'm very surprised by the result of this. So far as I am concerned, partner has shown a six-card spade suit and I think it clear to play in spades.
Showing the Jack of Spades
Henk, yes they are. Following Avon's disclosures that they were playing Precision and the hands were two years apart, I quickly found them in the 1972 and 1974 World Championship books. Garozzo's 1 response on three small is described as a "rare psyche".
Alex Dezieck's lead problem: AT764 3 T42 QJ63
Dummy: x AKJx xxx AKxxx; declarer Kxx Qx AKQJxxx x. If you don't lead your ace, declarer claims all the tricks at trick 1. This doesn't seem at all unlikely to me.
What's "Normal"?
To the best of my knowledge, the term "advancer" was first suggested by Peter Burrows and David Stevenson during the 1970s. They also suggested "aggressor" for a player who intervened with a bid/double in the direct position and "intruder" for a player who intervened facing a passed partner after ...
Showing the Jack of Spades
I repeat the question: Why is what Belladonna did in 1972 partnering Avarelli in any way relevant to consideration of what he did in 1974 partnering Garozzo?
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