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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
23 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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What is standard lead from this holding?
When a player leads an honor I hold AJ I would have to have a very strong reason to be suspicious in order to place their partner with the other one. And them telling me they have some agreement that this or that one denies the other is probably not ...
What is standard lead from this holding?
Or what? Go home? Because more than a few will.
What is standard lead from this holding?
Those that don't haven't talked about the proprieties of disclosure either. And don't want to. They are not trying to be world champions, or even competitors at that level. They are just tired of looking at the same 4 walls of their . . . as my dad said last ...
What is standard lead from this holding?
Jim's Dictionary of Bridge: "Standard: ([i]adj[/i]) We didn't talk about leads."
What is standard lead from this holding?
And don't go to your accountant's office and demand ice cream. They don't know. They don't want to know. They don't want to be humiliated by admitting they don't know. And soon they will be looking for a less legalistic, confrontational passtime. And the ...
What is standard lead from this holding?
I have stopped asking people questions that they don't know the answer to. It frustrates me to see them guess and quasi-cheat, looking to partner for help with their answer. Also, it embarrasses them to be asked something and not know when they think I expect them to.
What is standard lead from this holding?
(e) some other suit. "What do you lead from KQ?" "I don't." However, if partner bid the suit -- "always leads partner's suit, that way if it doesn't work out it will be her fault" -- I would lead the 4.
First three classes
Whatever approach is taken, I believe that getting them playing on their own, in their own homes/offices/student unions is what is best for the game. 1 to 2 formal lessons and then let them think that they are pros.
"You got it wrong."
Since this [i]was[/i] the Nebraska Regional . . . in Unit 214 we had at least 3 10 card suits in one year in the early 90s. A player to remain unnamed who had something of a temper held 10s AKQ behind my modified precision 1 opening (could be ...
"You got it wrong."
Everything in Council Bluffs is nice. Even, after 35 years, ex-wifes. But especially grandchildren. And on this trip, Dads, brothers, Aunts and cousins.

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