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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.


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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"Granted, responder could be a trick or more stronger than "12"." Not after bidding 3. At least to me. YMMV.
Improving my bidding & defence skills
Eddie Kanter has a great book for intermediate/advancing players titled or subtitled something like "542 tips to improve your partner's bidding."
I am at about 9.5 with this one, but didn't want to be the outlier. I just think that we have more than our fair share of primes for an 11-14 range. Do I wish I had a stiff? Sure. But I don't think 4 will ...
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
"lodging cost"
Philly Slam Poll 2 of 3: ATB missed 6!D
Sigh. I would rather 4 = RKC in s and 4s demands Q bidding.
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
@ Peg: Are you opposed to offering it as an alternative for those to whom it does appeal? Not as a substitute for any current NABC, but in addition to all scheduleded NABCs.
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
Total lodging cost for San Diego Nationals and Council Bluffs regional? $0. Not sure everyone has the options that I did.
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
Just a clarification: "Staying home" in the proposal does not mean playing in your pajamas. There would be a social, shared physical presence to it all. And likely a "streamed meeting" aspect as well. Anyway, I am sensing not a lot of enthusiasm for the proposition.
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
Most liked? Or most attended? The latter information is available.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AKQT875 --- AKJ985 ---
Followed by P-P. Will you throw your hand at partner?

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