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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
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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.

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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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Book on Acol
You might find it helpful to look here: in particular, the two links under "Bridge for All System Files"
How do you act and alert after partner's missbid?
Gonzalo: IMHO it would be reasonable for you to ask. After all, they may have changed their system. A simple "please explain" would be enough. If your club membership practice is not to have convention cards ... then can it really be the case that your recollections of the day before ...
How do you act and alert after partner's missbid?
So if the auction goes (contested, of course, with person in 3rd not asking about the meaning of 2) 1NT - (2)* - 2* and the person in 4th says "You alerted 2, what does 2 mean?" You look for a convention card, notice that the oppo ...
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
Robert, I thought of that, and sometimes a vowel dump at play one is not so bad, is it? or a perhaps you start with two Vs?
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
OK, so how many Scrabble moves do you need to tell if somebody is a weak player? Although it can be just one play, if they go first. My guess is that after their second play (nine of out ten games) you can tell.
Are these Psyches?
When I first read this I did not realise that 1 and 2 were overcalls. Interesting to know if anyone changes their opinion regarding overcall vs partner's response.
Are these Psyches?
Agree with No, No, Yes.
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
Decades ago a friend and I auditioned for a TV game show called BULLSEYE Our team consisted of me answering quiz questions, and him playing darts. When we turned out without our own darts, the opponents knew that we were hopeless. I think ...
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
Playing against an oppo I don't know, just look at the convention card. It can be very telling (not guaranteed, but good indicator).
Andrew Thompson RIP
I was talking to The Prof about Joe Amsbury. Part way through the conversation, he mentioned that Joe, one time editor of a bridge magazine, asked The Prof, quite genuinely, "Just what is a semi colon?"

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