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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
31 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.


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 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.
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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Jim Perkins's bidding problem: T KQJT842 K974 4
I was accused of favoring EW here because they were EW. This is also the pair that I, as a player, summoned the director around a month ago after the followed auction: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 4NT - 5 - 5 - "What is 5 ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: T KQJT842 K974 4
This parallels S's argument. However, I feel that S is to some extent hamstrung by the auction: 1) 3 cedes all decision-making to partner; 2) 4NT by partner appropriates all decision-making. If I got it wrong, I am sorry.
Proposal: Arm the membership
I think Jeff's proposal is a residual stream of income. Which seems fair now that we have computers to track it. So the administrative overhead won't overwhelm the payment stream.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: T KQJT842 K974 4
Well . . . I guaranteed S that over 80% of respondents would PASS. I brought over the relevant law (16B) and walked through it line by line with him. But he (and perhaps moreso his wife, the huddler (or now the claim is that there was no huddle -- this is the third ...
Proposal: Arm the membership
I think that the typical ACBL member is not the best sales person for the "never played" crowd. 1) Most ACBL members that I know would rather be "the expert" than helpful. 2) Most ACBL members play way too many conventions and systems to work with complete newbies. 3) It ...
Spades is even more closely aligned with bridge (and even moreso, oh hell) and was at some point within the last 15 fairly popular on college campuses.
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
@Benoit: I assume you actually mean that these 3MAJ ask about specific holdings rather than showing anything in particular -- because, for example, after partner bidding NT showing whatever was being asked for, if you go on to pull that, you are showing some sort of slam try hand, n'est ...
What should the selectors do?
There is some parallel in USA Volleyball. Or at least one fifteen year old Olympic hopeful complained to her father: "They don't want the best volleyball players. They want the players that they can make into the best volleyball players." So to some extent the participants were being selected ...
From what I remember playing Canasta (at Mom's kitchen table) it was too many cards for my little hands to hold. I took a quick peek at the rules and I see approximately zero opportunity for strategy unless someone has no idea how the somewhat complicated scoring table works ...
The cost of a bridge game
I would be happy to pay $7/gallon or even more if it would get people to stop using the stuff. I have grandchildren and so my span of concern stretches out another century.

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