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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

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.


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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Don't Lose the Post Mortem
You guys are spoiling everything.
Meaning of Double Jump Cue Bid
Didn't see opps bid.
What's your bid? And what is standard here?
I am going to go with 3 on my second call, but I would never send Phil C. home, and certainly not for a 2 bid here. I am more swayed by the intermediates than by the lack of an additional MAJ suit J. Phil may have ...
Continuations after Minorwood
I like KB also, but I am willing to live without it at least in club games where getting to 7 is not all that crucial and if it is, it is usually obvious that 7 is making. In "Saturday Slams" I generally preach that Ace asking is for getting ...
Continuations after Minorwood
Speaking of Kit: 4m as general slam try. Q bid if interested. 4NT if not.
Continuations after Minorwood
This is why 4 as a general slam try asking for Q bidding if interested and 4NT if not is best.
Why is it so hard to find a new partner?
If this thread is boiling back up to the top, I will report that Yu and I are still partnering and, in fact, my partnership with her has become my model for partnerships. Some of which (almost) measure up. And some of which . . . .
Demanding revoke correction
Yet another example of why I recently decided that directing bridge contests is better left to more desperate people.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I played so much on The Sierra Network that my body went numb from the seating/monitor arrangement. I had to bring out an old kitchen chair to the computer desk to correct it.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Not going to name names, but a bridge player that I considered quite possibly the smartest person on the planet was spotted by me outside the Ventura Regional, smoking. So much for smartest person on the planet.

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