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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
7 hours 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.

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.

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.

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

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

I sometimes direct at clubs.

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.

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.

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.

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

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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
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Tales of the Saucepan
Saucepan is a very friendly player. Story from 25 years ago: I am reminded of another player who opened a strong 2 Spades at rubber bridge, got doubled for penalties, and then bid all the way to 4 spades, by himself. Which was, of course, doubled. The final result was ...
Partnership understandings 2
2NT to 3S are transfers. So this is a transfer to 3NT without a stop. Bidding 3NT directly shows a stop. Infer 3 or fewer s.
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
Tom Townsend: recently I wanted to know if my oppo play defined 2-suited overcalls, and if they play any range or split range. I did not want either player to know that that was what I was looking up on the card. In the suggestion that you have made, how ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
The point I was trying to make is this: if you teach people how to count tricks in published teaching material using one method, and yet use an entirely different method in the Blue Book, and meanwhile publish a convention card with "Acol 2", with inadequate detail ... then how to ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
In the EBU training material it says, page 15 AKQ752 A1084 32 7 "You have six spades, leaving seven between the remaining players, so it is fair to assume you may have six tricks in ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
David Burn: When you say "I do not think that "Benjy" or "playing tricks" are terms that should appear on the front of a convention card", perhaps you can clarify. This is a card published on the EBU site. Does it conform? ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
Richard: why not say "never redeal if it passed out". That is fewer than half the words, and straight to the point. " (typo corrected)
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
David Gold:if it helps, Robert Sheehan advised me 25 years ago, only open an Acol 2 if you think that partner will pass your 1 bid, and you will make game. Whilst some people may not like this guideline, at least it has the merit of being easy to ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
But Richard, they get reimbursed for the expenses. And most of the people on the committee CHOSE to be on it. Anyway, I was reply to David Burn's points ... I realise that if it is difficult to defend a position, talking about something else or deflecting often helps :)
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
David Burn: I disagree. This is an excellent forum to discuss laws of ethics for any country, or even without reference to country. Some very good points have been raised by an international audience, and Eugene, as always, has handled matters in an excellent way.. Also, it widely acceptable practice ...

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