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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Member Since
May 8, 2016
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18 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.

Country
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.
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Bidding in Competitive NT auction
Agreed. Why shouldn't 2M be natural?
Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes, KCMG, GCM, OBE
And he occasionally posts here.
Jordan Lampe's bidding problem: JT94 QJ83 AJT6 Q
Why can't partner bid 2 with that hand?
Nuno Miguel Marques Sousa's bidding problem: T2 AJ8762 5 AQ64
So far as I am concerned, this sequence is a command to bid on with a club control. A possible hand for responder AKQxx KQx AKx xx. With first-round club control, I consider it mandatory to bid 6.
ATB
North could have "signed off" by passing 2. Assuming that 3 was FG, all the responsibility for the poor result lies with South.
Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes, KCMG, GCM, OBE
Everton Weekes did more than represent Barbados in regional matches: he took part in the 1988 Olympiad.
The Hand That Made 8!D Illegal
You're not the first to do this. Dr Joe Whitby did it in England many years ago (the hand subsequently featured in Right Through the Pack).
Gordon Rainsford's bidding problem: Q KQ7 JT632 JT95
He doesn't have to have a great hand. Maybe AJx x KQxx KQxxx.
Gordon Rainsford's bidding problem: Q KQ7 JT632 JT95
My hand might as well be x xxx J10xxx J109x for the purposes of playing in diamonds.
Defending Against the Precision 2!c Opening
Oren's suggestion is a good one. However, it's more important in my view to agree what double means after (2)-P-(2), assuming that this is some sort of relay, and how to defend (2)-P-(2NT) if this is a puppet to 3.
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