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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
17 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."

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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
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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The 5 level belongs to: __________
But I think I now have the same problem here as I have using standard methods with the original hand. I am way too good to settle for +100 or even +150 in an undoubled 5, but I don't have a hand that is appropriate for any call ...
The 5 level belongs to: __________
So we do not differentiate between Kx, Txx, KQx, xxxxx and xxxx, xx, xx, xxxxx?
The 5 level belongs to: __________
So now the PASS is forcing?
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
I rarely get outraged over what the rule ought to be, but in the case of multi- I did feel . . . oppressed or worse . . . by opponents that insisted we had to use defenses with which they were familiar but we were not. As Yu notes, the director backed them up. And ...
The 5 level belongs to: __________
<> I like it, but I don't see how it works here. What would we do in this system with s and s switched?
Forgive and forget?
"Or better yet start a new, different federation . . . ." I will take a reasonable amount of action giving odds that this never happens. Except that I have to put some end date on it or I will never get paid.
About that demographic cliff...
So if the good players are no longer playing at the clubs, then to have an organization that caters to the good players won't hurt the clubs. Or apparently even Regional ACBL tournaments. However, I don't believe that this is entirely and wholly true. I was talking with ...
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
I am late to this party, but as I was at the table, I believe that Danny Sprung did inform me that we could play our own defense. Perhaps that is conditioned on having a writing for OPPs. IDK.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: Axx --- KQxx AKJTxx
I hate to x with a void. But I can't see anything any better.
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
Amy: It would probably be OK to good for you to have an approach in general to bids at the 2 level that do not show the suit named (Flannery, Mini-Roman, Multi) or even more generally. For example, x=NT hand with appropriate strength; implied Q bid (2Hs over 2D ...

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