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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
28 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.


Current Partners: (Regulars) Jonathan Holmes, Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten, Basant Shah.


"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."

United States of America

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. Going minus 2720 on Valentines Day 2019 to nice ladies and sometimes teammates. ("Best Valentine's gift ever.")
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
Jonathan Holmes; Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten; Basant Shah.
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, Celebration (10-12 NTs and Barron NT overcalls), 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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Should this bid be alerted?
"Can you have 4 s?" I try to answer (after getting frowned at a few times when partners have been off script) "We can always have anything. However, our agreement is . . . " or "However, we have no agreement here." Las night, (1) P (3) 4NT . . . . "What is 4NT?" "Well ...
Restricted Choice - or not?
The Q is not restricted.
The Godfather of Bridge
Discussions of possible or even proven cheating generate so much traffic that one wonders whether BW pays to have them posted.
Blue Over Red Boards
@ Ellis: Estate Planning. PM me. LOL.
Using Excel to Run Swiss?
What I have is usable for me, but that's because I know how to drive it. For example, you have to manually enter the number of board sets in cell B26 or you get a confusing error message. etc. I am not really willing to spend any more time ...
On counting tricks.
Last Friday I had 4442 distribution and when I recognized it in the middle of the OPPs auction I called the director.
Blue Over Red Boards
I don't know if Roy Welland and Sabine Auken rate as experienced players to you Richard. I do know that they play a system that differs according to Vulnerability and Roy missed the fact that they were Vulnerable due to the lack of a red sticker on the bottom ...
@Nigel: Me: "If Partner has led her fourth best, she holds 3 higher cards than her spot in her own hand." Student: "How do you know that?" Me: "Meaning of fourth."
Well . . . at MatchPoints, I sometimes go x when I expect -1. Especially, if they are V.
On counting tricks.
I was teaching (obviously not very advanced if I am teaching) yesterday when we had a hand with a 4-4 trump split. As I explained to that declarer, "Your problem was that you just started winning tricks without making a plan. Which hand do you want to think of as ...

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