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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
an hour 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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Dummy play on the bad claim of 6NT
I think laying the dummy in any particular order or manner violates the visual aid and/or no dummy assistance rule.
Lee and Wang win Blue Ribbon Pairs
It was my first attempt at the event and very enjoyable. A whole different game when every pair is competent and more. Congratulations to the winners and all finalists.
What is the proper announcement?
This may be the acbl rule but it is stupid and it is wrong. "15-17 or equivalent." And if you are too stupid to figure out what equivalent is, go play Canasta.
What is the proper announcement?
But it's ridiculous Ken. I can't be expected to anticipate all the ways my OOPs might not understand bridge. And even if I said something like OP, I would have a bunch of other nuance that I could never cover. And I default toward overdisclose. But it's ...
Never a Senior
There is a parallel Chris Rock routine.
What is the proper announcement?
This is stupid. I play "15-17 or equivalent." The announcement is supposed to tell the OPPs what we agree, not what we have. And I refuse to be bound by 4321 point count. Because I am playing bridge, not count points.
Dodge a Bullet
Reminds me of an interrogation from the Mitchell B-A-M: 1NT - (2) 4 (P) 4 All PASS. "What sort of hand does she have?" "I bid 1NT and after that I just do what I am told."
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
In one partnership 3 is any 4 card raise and 3 is 3 card limit raise.
Question for Accountants (of benefit to Pros)
Seems like I remember professor Ward saying something about if one side is treating it as a deductible expense, the other side needs to treat it as income. However along with or perhaps ahead of the dismantling of the entire federal government, the IRS seems to be on the front ...
Natural interference over 2!c strong opening. What is double?
If you are playing x as penalty (an approach which I believe is theoretically better, but less popular/common) then it makes sense to me to use min NT as takeout. The NT hand holding stopper(s) is ripe for employing the penalty x.

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