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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. 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 Worst Convention Ever
One partner insists we play (over 1MAJ): 2 = nebulous game force 2 or 2 over 1 = game force, 5+ card suit 2NT = game force with 4 trump 3 = 7-12 points and 4 trump 3 = 3 card LR 3 MAJ = weak with 4 trump 3 ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Lawsuit = Jamie Gold and Crispin someone or other. But we drift even further off course.
The Worst Convention Ever
If 1 is always neg, my fears multiply. If it is a transfer positive or two way bid of some sort, x is much less threatening.
The Worst Convention Ever
As a strong club player, what I would fear most is same or better (penalty hunting).
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
The more people that believe that the better. The best thing to ever happen to poker, dubbed the Moneymaker effect, was when the equivalent of a '99er won the equivalent of the Vanderbilt (albeit in a game with a higher luck factor than bridge). 10's of thousands flooded the ...
ACBL Official Disappears!
Well go ahead . . . As for me, I resolve to stop complaining about the complaining. "If the problem ain't me, there is no solution."
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Oh. It's like Patch, then?
ACBL Official Disappears!
If the ACBL cured cancer, BW post caption would be "ACBL callously contributes to planet overpopulation." I am not saying that the ACBL is doing a great job at whatever they are doing. Just that they are more productive than the whiners. I mean complainers.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
What's a newspaper?
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
<> Calling to mind the quote: What gets us is not what we don't know. It's what we know that isn't so.

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