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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
2 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 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
BBO Username
shireen01
ACBL Ranking
None
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dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
I think that most people like the bidding boxes. I mean as tactile ways of communicating. If you have youngsters and oldsters playing together, then you need them, as the latter may have hearing problems.
Bridge Wives (1932), a movie short, watch it on YouTube
Also - these short movies were made by Culbertson -Murder At The Bridge Table (Lou Brock) / © September 1,1933 -A Forced Response (Zion Meyers) / 2 reels /© September 7, 1933 -Society Cheaters (Lou Brock) / 2 reels /© September 7, 1933 -What Not To Do In Bridge (Murray Roth) / 2 reels / © October 13, 1933 ...
Bridge Wives (1932), a movie short, watch it on YouTube
Donald, I have a copy, but it is very poor quality. TCM used to broadcast it in the USA every couple of years. Why not write to them and ask them to broadcast it again? I am sure that if about 30 people do this, they'll pay serious consideration ...
How would you rule, and would you request a ruling?
Dare I say: what if somebody says: "Top diamond, and another". OR "Big one, and another one"
How would you rule, and would you request a ruling?
I think you raise some very good points, and they deserve serious consideration.
Andy Bowles's bidding problem: 6 A6 K76543 KQT5
4NT = RKCB leaves me well placed for continuations
Cheating at Scrabble
Have a look at this link: http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/magazine.php?issue=160#160/page/26 You will see that the Romans had a spot of bother with dice cheating opportunities - there's an image of a dice tower. Such towers were/are used in Backgammon and ...
What are the ethical obligations?
To those who think CCs are not needed please tell me how you would cope with these situations: 1. You are declarer, and you suspect that your LHO (who overcalled) might be 5-5 and could have used Micheals, but did not. You wonder if they are playing defined 2-suited overcalls ...
What are the ethical obligations?
Whilst I don't share David's opinion on CCs, I would like to add that my view is that at the Young Chelsea many players do bring cards, and they are normally completed to a decent standard. Furthermore, the club has a default card, and pick up partnerships often ...
Opening at the 7-level
did it make?
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