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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
Feb. 15
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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Antique (?) duplicate boards
video of table here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGG7BPtevL8&list=PLtE7YQcS35aU3DX49_b2hxVfdz3I2W1Ng
Antique (?) duplicate boards
the bridge museum in The Netherlands is a good resource http://www.bridgemuseum.nl/apex/f?p=104:1:0::NO::AI_LANGUAGE:en this is the link for the boards http://www.bridgemuseum.nl/apex/f?p=BM:20:29630731427049::::P20_CATEGORIE_ID:6 they appear to have 66 different types in ...
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
Ian Grant - it is not the "US that gets to pick 2 teams". As many readers here know, each zone chooses a method.
How often is it optimal to move?
I played at a club in Milan, each round consist of just one board. I understood that a typical dupe was about 16-18 boards, in about 3 hours.
Active Un-ethics ??
Steve: I agree that selective use creates UI sometimes. But we are all surely in agreement that it is much easier to determine how long a player waits when the card is being used, as opposed to not being used. So why not have the facility?
Active Un-ethics ??
How about putting little sand timers on the table. It will be like the opening credits of "The Days of our Lives".
A built-in humility adjuster
Brad, in the world of Barbu, specifically online barbu (a game played by several bridge players, one game is four players playing 28 boards, each declaring 7 contracts) there is bidding involved. Since people play many games, over the years, I have the facility to get them to play the ...
Unusual action with UI
Speaking from personal experience (when I have made the wrong opening bid, or seen another do this) it is because they are either looking at 12 cards, arithmetic error in counting points, or having 5 suits). The last one matches your suggestion Paul.
Unusual action with UI
Max: I'd like to know if North could bid something (natural or artificial) to suggest playing in clubs, without going past 3NT. I note that it is matchpoints (you stated that in the poll). thanks
Puposely revoking
The last part of 68c says: "The player making the claim or concession faces his hand." I wonder if the bridgemates should show the whole deal (so long as the players complete the *round* in time). It could be a bonus incentive. Also, if they look at the deal in ...
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