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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

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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ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
James: The older EBU system also had a levy related to playing. Clubs could affiliate or not, players could affiliate or not. The fee and levy of the older system, just as the new system, has its pros and cons. There are many issues with the "new" system. Many clubs ...
101 Bridge Books To Read Before You Die!!
Card Game Books, based in Stockport, (UK) stocks a vast range of out-of-print bridge books. Contact Gordon Bickley Tel: 07530 553594 email: gordonarf@aol.com When I spoke to him last, he said he is always interested in hearing from people who want to sell their collection/items.
Club Library Books?
What a strange thing to say David. Read Eddie Kantar's intro here: file:///C:/Users/Hartsdale/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/SAMPLE_25ConventionsYouShouldKnow%20(1).pdf This list of conventions is in that link. The book includes RKCB, Splinters, Michaels .. and plenty of conventions that the best players ...
Club Library Books?
how about: 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25_Bridge_Conventions_You_Should_Know
He may have forgotten
I think the penalty should be higher for repeat offenders in the same match or event. Say 3 imps for the first, then 5 for second, etc.
My first ATB
How about XX? what does that mean?
Odd situations
No 2: playing 4 card Majors, this shows constructive 3-card heart raise, with values in spades.
Martin Hoffman 1929-2018
written in 2008, this one page article called "A day in the life of Martin Hoffman" will remind us of this lovely person. http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/magazine/day-in-the-life/martin-hoffman.pdf
Delayed Alerts: Theory and Practice
Thanks Michael, you've explored some interesting options.
Delayed Alerts: Theory and Practice
Allen The double is Rosenkrantz, asking for one suit below the splinter suit. In England, and WBF, this is an alert. Actually, pass is also alertable too. Cornelia I really like the tablet idea. I was not criticizing the innovation. I was only pointing out the potential for new issues.
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