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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
3 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

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
ACBL Ranking
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Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
Hmmm Gary, not sure what your yardstick is :) As we speak Zach is the no 1 rated player in the world. He has played 173 games this year. It is a handicapped system and his handicap is 102.(hard to explain the handicap system in brief, but it is probably ...
Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
It must be pointed out that both are excellent Barbu players too. I wonder if their misspent youth playing online Barbu had anything to do with their recent bridge accomplishments.
Fargo Season 3 - features competitive bridge
Having people shuffling and dealing is more interesting to the non-player than removing cards from the board. Also in many USA teams events the cards are dealt at the table. Even for the recent GNT teams the only pre-made boards were for viewgraph reasons (and other tables head their own ...
Fargo Season 3 - features competitive bridge
Kiat, the bridge comes and goes, later on in the eps fewer reference ... shame really (agree great series)
Director Ruling: First ever situation
when anyone revokes, the reasons are (amongst others) A. poor sorting B. not fanning (hidden) C. lack of attention (getting clubs and spades muddled being one, amongst many reasons in this category) Did the TD determine which of the above took place?
Should This Type of Action be Recorded?
1NT was described as 14.5 to 17, may have singleton. Could be less than 14 if there is a long minor. At the table, it seemed to me (and clearly the TD) that hesitate and bid indicated modest values.
Should This Type of Action be Recorded?
There is another point that could be made. If people regularly record, and THEN a person finds themselves in a "difficult situation", they can make the point that "if you look into your regular and well maintained system and see that ... there are few or no other instances". ie it ...
NABC Bulletins, Do They Need to Be as They Are?
Tom, did you see my post a little higher? page 3, bulletin no 2 actually asks readers to submit....
NABC Bulletins, Do They Need to Be as They Are?
Both Snoopy and Woodstock are Honorary Life Masters. So, seems that the coverage of that event is justified for that reason alone. :)
NABC Bulletins, Do They Need to Be as They Are?
page 3, Bulletin no 2: Email us Got a hand you’d like to share or a nice story? We’d love to see it: NABCDailyBulletin@acbl. org. You’ll also find our email address on the front page of the paper under the “Daily Bulletin” between the date and ...

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