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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
5 minutes 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.


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.


"Bridge is a game and is meant to be fun."


"In the entire history of poker, more money has been lost than won via the slowplay."

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Partner making +1430 while losing 3 tricks (Vul 1Dxx making 4). This after they went down 3 x'd and Vul prior hand. "We should be playing rubber, P." Repeating Vul 1Dxx making 4. Making +920 while losing 4 tricks. NV 1Sxx making 3. Seems my partners are always declaring these.
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
Strong Club with transfer positives, Meckwell Structure over our 1NT, Transfers wherever and whenever legal; intermediate jump shifts; next suit "mark time" asking for further description but not necessarily showing anything in particular other than interest
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Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
As hard as it is to believe, poker players probably overrate themselves more than bridge players. Also, there is a large luck factor in poker, larger than most poker players believe. And the luck factor in poker is much, MUCH, larger than most WINNING poker players believe.* * I had some ...
Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
So what? I made $200K as a poker pro. Mind you I benefitted from the poker bubble. And, it was spread over 10 years. While living in LA. So not even rent. Then again, I only spent 50 hours a week, 51 weeks a year at it. So essentially, yes ...
Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
Not profit. Loss. I know on TV pros that can't afford to play. I know a player that most of the inner circle of pokerati would consider at the very top flight who is periodically broke. Caesar's Entertainment was the big winner at the WSOP this and every ...
Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
After all the money is made (a la Buffett) and the problems are solved and world saved (Gates), what is there left to do with the life force given to us? Nearly every single member of the club is a retired doctor, dentist, attorney (OK, bad choice), entrepreneur of some ...
Which was close enough that everyone could kick themselves for not taking the easy overtrick. Or for thinking that AAAKK opposite partner's opening bid would produce slam. Damn mirror distribution.
Nice, fun, article. Wish I had written it. Member of team from LA. Finished qualifying at 16 minus .4 of a Victory Point. Or otherwise stated: 17.
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My experience (in LA) is that you can get people out at night if: You work your list and work and work and work it. You don't try for every week. I don't believe that discounted card fees matter one whit to my audience.
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
Speaks to general working conditions of directors and (un) desirability of the position generally.
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The moving party alludes to celebrity NON involvement as proof of defendant's incompetence.

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