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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
8 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.

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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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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I think a few people have missed Robert Sheehan's point: ...that the bookmaker just did not want to be involved. All this stuff about the bookmaker needing to have a balanced book is irrelevant. It’s the Bermuda Bowl, not the World Cup Final, so there would be miniscule ...
Implications Of Asking
Ed, I've played at a few nationals, and a couple of regionals. I find that if i ask (rather than "take"), people are happy to hand them over. Maybe it is the British accent.
Implications Of Asking
David - if you are only bidding slams which make on any break of side suits and trumps, then maybe you are not bidding enough of them? :)
Implications Of Asking
or - if you have the oppo card, and it is complete - no need to ask?
Implications Of Asking
I provide my convention card to my RHO. I try to have the oppo's convention card within reading distance. Seems to work for me. I admit this is hard when you are late moving, and under time pressure to start a board. Otherwise, what Kit says above.
1998 - The Last Great World Bridge Series!
The good, the bad, and the ugly: OKBridge had a huge stand, and it was the first time that many saw how one could play bridge on the internet. The final of the Open Pairs was messed up … in two sessions the wrong movement cards/table numbers/boards were set ...
1998 - The Last Great World Bridge Series!
photos from that event here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/contractbridgephotos/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1676042452502859 Facebook account needed to view.
Watch 1983 TV Series “Master Bridge” on YouTube.
I looked in the book. It says "in 6NT Jeremy Flint soon demonstrates almost the best technical way of playing the hand..." The line he played was AQ, club to A, club back thru East. Nicola says in the book "I consulted my friend Derek Rimington on this hand, and ...
Watch 1983 TV Series “Master Bridge” on YouTube.
A book accompanies the series. If you want me to look anything up, please ask. Bob Rowlands did say that the auctions did not, at times, mean that they were in the intended contract, with intended negative and positive inferences.
Watch 1983 TV Series “Master Bridge” on YouTube.
Yes, it is a Steely Dan based arrangement. The chorus is: You go back, Jack You go back Do it again Wheel's turnin' round and round You go back, Jack Do it again
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