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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
50 seconds 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."

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
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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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
Ten Seconds
"We play a strong club with unusual responses. Specifically, 1 - 1 is not a negative response, but a positive GF with 4 or more s. In general, all responses to 1 opening are transfers. Please ask about our alerts. We also lead low from a low doubleton ...
Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
LTC is almost certainly easier to learn than HCP. And not quite as useful, but a close enough approximation to start. It does become highly erratic if no good trump fit exists.
I did have an uncompensated chess tutor tell me that if I found myself prone to overlooking "long distance" attacks, I should opt for closed positions. Of course, the same mental flaw that overlooks long distance attacks, tends to become bored and "not fun" when faced with closed positions. Let ...
If the poker community is any guide, it will be 6 months or more and we will still have people not understanding what is being meant by the Game Theory term "optimally."
I would say that all the "never gonna happen" comments here sound almost identical to comments being made in chess forums in the early 1990s, and in poker forums 2000-2005. I am not that familiar with Go, but I am sure that the experts in that game made similar claims.
<> This may have once been true but with AI and recent advances in AI it is likely not true in the sense you are saying it. An AI program does not need to be told what the OPPs methods are. Rather it can "infer" methods from its own analysis of ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
We try to give the OPPs as much information as we have without being annoying. We do alert possibly heavy 1M - 4M auctions. We alert possibly heavy 1M - P auctions. Some, however, are simply annoyed that we don't bid "normal." And others are annoyed that we have taken the ...
Three sets of Bridge magazines for sale, each from issue 1 onward
Maybe if I were as expert in Chess as Kit is in backgammon, I could give a better description. ;-)

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