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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
4 minutes 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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Post 5 Pachabo - Mr. A. E. Whitelaw
A fine read. Looking forward to your next post.
New book on the history of British Bridge
Ken, thank you for posting about this book, and your extensive research. I would like to get in touch with you (and I will send you a PM). I am also researching the period approximately 1930 to 1945. My research is more oriented towards the personalities, and their lives, and ...
The unwitting accomplice in the split stake corners scam
I think some people may have misunderstood - in the real case that I described above, the cheater was a better player than the accomplice, and that is why he said "I hate winning money off you". He did not say to him "I am going to throw contracts and deliberately ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
Hi Benoit - I could have explained that better. I know from general knowledge, and from confirming with high stake and frequent players (and my own experience) that there is always a dealer AND and inspector. In addition to that, there is video (with audio) and frequent visits by other staff ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
What I found slightly surprising is that the casino allowed the request to play all but 7 cards, rather then cutting off about one deck.
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
Benoit - I am sorry but I am finding it difficult following your view point (I mean, I am not sure I understand your English). There were at least 2 casino people there all the time. In the Supreme Court there were no witnesses, just barristers (Ivey was not there either ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
Part 1 link = https://www.supremecourt.uk/watch/uksc-2016-0213/130717-am.html Part 2 link = https://www.supremecourt.uk/watch/uksc-2016-0213/130717-pm.html Part 2 has bridge discussion at 00:21:19
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
Those who are interested in the bridge discussion need to see Morning Session at 1:39:20 and certainly continue on to 1:47 - now that I have watched this again, I think the arguments made by the barrister (in connection to the mirror, the bidding, Reese-Schapiro) are not very ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
If you watch the video of the supreme court hearing (now on the website) you will hear the barrister make it clear that between 2 and 3 (possibly more) people were around when the various requests were made by Ivey. Also, the language was Cantonese (minor point). Part of the ...
The unwitting accomplice in the split stake corners scam
Tom, when one person told me that he was the unwitting accomplice, he explained how he was roped in. He was young, and he had helped out the cheater in the past. The cheater spun a story about "look, you have been really good to me, and I hate winning ...
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