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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
2 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.


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."

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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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An Absurd ACBL Procedure
ACBL players move?? You must be kidding. <>
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: T653 AQ543 T65 5
I am all for imagination in seat 3 but I just don't see enough upside here. If I held one more Q, I would fear a PASS out and would open 1.
An Absurd ACBL Procedure
Oh the heresy! It's a card game. No duplicators. No hand records. No bridgemates. Hand tabulations scoring. No plastic cards even. The idea is to consume cardboard in mass quantities.
BW 2/1: Splinters
For me a splinter bid carries the message that even if YOU are dead minimum, slam is possible or likely if you have nothing (or little, e.g. Jxxx) wasted in this suit. I am suggesting slam when I splinter. That does not require extras on the part of the ...
Sasha Cooper's bidding problem: 97 T53 J943 J642
We could be worse, I suppose. But not much. If partner can make anything, she will bid it. Or I guess he didn't since there is a poll.
Good riddance?
At least s/he is thinking about poor partner. Most people just yell if partner misunderstands them.
Sabrina Miles's bidding problem: KQ3 KJT AK83 AJ4
In these preempt situations, I try to remember that partner may have been stretching. It is close.
Jim Perkins's lead problem: KT987 965 Q86 96
Two very strong players from our club advocated for a because "I have the s and partner has the minors. Where is declarer getting tricks?"
Jim Perkins's lead problem: KT987 965 Q86 96
Turns out a lead beats the contract. However, I thought that, given the auction, the logic behind the lead was pretty solid. Just checking my work.
Is there a standard treatment here?
We want to compete over 1NT but I don't know where. Including 1NTx.

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