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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Member Since
May 8, 2016
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Member Type
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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 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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Odd situations
I would have rebid 2 on the first hand - too good for 2 in my view. On the second, I don't expect partner to be fighting my suit so I regard it as a heart raise.
Deb Paul's bidding problem: AQT874 5 AT54 87
Assuming that 2 is FG, I think it right to bid 3 now.
FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
The usual situation - everyone thinks that I'm wrong but for different reasons.
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: J6 AJ53 KQ87 KQ7
I've no idea what your second sentence is supposed to mean but those of us brought up in Lancashire regard antipathy to all things Yorkshire as a matter of pride. It's not that uncommon for people to raise with a doubleton honour after 1M-(X).
What's your play here?
Frances, if partner has the hand that you suggest, he can beat it by playing a spade, a heart or a diamond. Given that he doesn't have any clubs, this seems fair odds!
Yu Chang's bidding problem: 864 J9732 T4 KQ7
Thanks. In the light of this, I have amended my vote.
Yu Chang's bidding problem: 864 J9732 T4 KQ7
What's 2?
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: J6 AJ53 KQ87 KQ7
4=3=3=3 shape opposite isn't great.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AKJ6 A2 4 J87643
I don't understand the method and would in any case have bid 3 on the second round.
What's your play here?
We don't necessarily need to cash four hearts now. In fact, if declarer's hand is Axxx J109x Kxx Kx, playing three rounds of hearts is fatal. The only time when switching to a spade is wrong is when declarer has passed originally with AQxx 10xxx Kxx Kx.
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