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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Off and on bridge player since mid-80s. Really serious again (as of 2013). Took 10 years off to play serious poker. Love bidding gadgets . . . gadgets for the sake of gadgets.


Some of my favorite former partners: Tate Shafer; Vikki Galvin; Marilyn Hemmenway; Alyssa Kennedy; Bruce Arnold; Jack Golden.  Some days I really miss the Cornhusker Bridge Center (Omaha NE).


Current Partners: (Regulars) Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten, Basant Shah, Connie Fishbach, Wayne Karson. Tournments: Om Chokriwala.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Partner making +1430 while losing 3 tricks (Vul 1Dxx +3). This after they went down 3 x'd and Vul prior hand. "We should be playing rubber, P."
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning 2016 Grand National Teams, Flight B; Besting 2 different teams headed by Billy Miller and Josh Donn in the same compact KO (but not winning anyway). Wining flight B in Friday Open Stratified Pairs with Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten at LA Long Beach Regional, July 1, 2016. Repeating with Yu at the Orange Co. Regional, winning flight B on Saturday Open Pairs. Winning over 100 MasterPoints in the month of July 2016.
Regular Bridge Partners
Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten; Basant Shah; Om Chokriwala; Connie Fishbach; Wayne Karson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Barrington Bridge Club (West Los Angeles), Beverly Hills Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
any NABC; Palm Springs Regional; Ventura Regional
Favorite Conventions
15+ to 18 NTs, Meckwell 1NT Structure, Transfers wherever and whenever legal; intermediate jump shifts; next suit "mark time"
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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The GNT's, a modest proposal
District 23 (LA County) Had 3 teams in Open, two advancing to tomorrow and 5 in B, 4 advancing (which 1 dropped out at noon today, so all remaining advance).
Has the time come for some new Bridge Hardware?
Not as many as there were 10 years ago. (Re: Poker)
Would you have opened and if so, what now?
It was shuffle, deal and play teams so I don't have full hand records but something like: W: AQ93, xx, Kxx, Jxxx. N: KJTxx, Kxx, AJ, KTx. Partner held 6 points in an A and a Q (separated). East dealt and the auction proceeded: P (P) 1S (P!) 1NT ...
Would you have opened and if so, what now?
@ Mike R. All were true and I still went -800 vs. +110 at the other table (both tables playing in the same suit). One hand does not prove anything I suppose.
Has the time come for some new Bridge Hardware?
The machine will normalize the tempo for all bids and plays. Up to a point. So every bid or play will show up with (precisely) even tempo. Unless it is too long to for in the normalized interval.
Has the time come for some new Bridge Hardware?
Peter: Does that include verifying? We have had significant problems with hands repeating, or in one rather amazing instance, cards showing up in the wrong hand (when compared to the hand record). So we ask those who make our boards to pull one card from one hand (generally N) and ...
Has the time come for some new Bridge Hardware?
Thank you Dan. I was thinking of a maximum of 13 - 18 tables (we rarely get larger games than two sections of 9). For this I believe that we could run 6 4 board matches. Still making up 7-9 sets of boards for one session seems a bit much. At ...
Has the time come for some new Bridge Hardware?
Dealing machines require humans to operate them. So far. It takes at least 10 and more likely 15-20 minutes to run a set of boards. Assuming minimum real wage is $15 (in LA at least), that's a pretty significant expense to run a bunch of extra sets of boards ...
Has the time come for some new Bridge Hardware?
It looks like the hardware for such a setup would be about $50 per player, 200 per table or 2600 per section. This is just a bit more than Bridgemate II pricing with much, much, much more functionality. At least if the device were to be priced comparable to Kindle ...
Play this slam.
Do I have enough to bid 5NT (or 5???) over 4NT? That will propel my optimistic partner to 7.

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