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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live and work in London, England. My profession is "Business Analyst" in the Broadcast and Advertising Industry.

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I compete in events in the UK, USA (about once every 7 nationals). Have played in festival and championships in many countries (25+) so I appreciate the need to adapt to the conditions of the contest, variations of regulations that apply to the event.

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I write a regular 2-3 page column for a UK title called Bridge, published by MrBridge. In the past i've written for 5 other titles.

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My current series of articles focus on bridge between 1925 and 1965.

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Am researching the life of S J Simon and Carmel Withers and would appreciate any input from people.

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I sometimes direct at clubs.

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A long time ago I read the laws of bridge. I re-read the parts that have changed and are important. I think it is important to know the rules (not the really obscure ones) and I also thing that it is great idea to follow them. This levels the playing field.

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I would like people to come to the table with a completed convention card. Sometimes I want to look for something without them knowing what I am trying to find out it. If I need details I ask.  The response "I don't have a card, just ask me and I will tell you", is just terrible.

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When I can improve on something or disagree with something, instead of ranting, I write to the authorities to ask them to reconsider the matter.

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Along with Andy Bowles, we warmly invite bridge players to participate in Online Barbu  (see www.barbu.co.uk ). If you are interested you will be in the good company of fellow bridge players.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Bowles
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea (London, England)
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals, USA
Favorite Conventions
Rosenkrantz double of splinters
BBO Username
shireen01
ACBL Ranking
None
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Odd situations
No 2: playing 4 card Majors, this shows constructive 3-card heart raise, with values in spades.
Martin Hoffman 1929-2018
written in 2008, this one page article called "A day in the life of Martin Hoffman" will remind us of this lovely person. http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/magazine/day-in-the-life/martin-hoffman.pdf
Delayed Alerts: Theory and Practice
Thanks Michael, you've explored some interesting options.
Delayed Alerts: Theory and Practice
Allen The double is Rosenkrantz, asking for one suit below the splinter suit. In England, and WBF, this is an alert. Actually, pass is also alertable too. Cornelia I really like the tablet idea. I was not criticizing the innovation. I was only pointing out the potential for new issues.
Delayed Alerts: Theory and Practice
Cornelia, many problems will go, think about this situation: SCENARIO 1: Tablet South opens 1 Spade, West passes, North bids 4H (intended as splinter, alerted as such to both opps, but ... North has forgotten the system). East calls Double (requesting a diamond lead) and alerts. South now knows that partner ...
Pop History: The Savage World of Big Bridge (Life Magazine, March 18, 1957)
Thanks for posting. Very interesting. Anyone know the outcome of the Cuba event?
Ruling
I understand that "post truth" means “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief” I wonder if it is a suitable phrase to use here to describe some of the messages in this thread?
Does anyone know this hand?
the bulletins for that event are here, on this excellent site: http://www.bridgedailybulletins.nl/index.php/en/categories/23-main-categories/wbf/wbf-world-bridge-series/142-8th-world-bridge-championships-1990-geneva
Is this a finesse? (basic definition)
suppose I have K3 in dummy, and singleton 2 in hand. Dummy has no entries. I play towards the King, LHO plays ace, so I took a "winning" finesse, but my play did not create a trick that I can utilise (without a helicopter). Not sure that David Burn's ...
Is this a finesse? (basic definition)
Actually - I don't bet very often, and when I do, I aim for near certainties. I fine the yield to be better. On the other hand... when I want partner to switch suits in defence, I use hope. Not stopping at 14, after all it goes AA according to ...
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