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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
52 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 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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BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Well, if you are willing to forgo all but the most obvious slams (and even some of those -- I had 199'ers asking me for bidding suggestions on how they should get to any slam with only 16 top tricks after the game yesterday), then 1M - 2m - 2M = 6+ will ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
@ Marc: For these purposes, Larry is, I believe, thinking of what would be particularly difficult for (almost) anyone with 1000 mps.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
There is a club here that specifically states that hovering is a zero tolerance penalty.
1!D Overcall: legal on 3 card suit?
As my hair has greyed, I am finding PASS a more and more alluring alternative.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QJT7432 Q4 73 98
and 1 more (4) against expert OPPs. But I confess admiration for Kieran's ploy.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
As a club director, if I had full discretion, there are pairs that I would ban for a week for slow play. But it might take them two weeks to get back.
Would you DELIBERATELY take advantage of a penalty card?
Monday, club game. Player who is so bad that she pays a bad player for lessons wins trick 1. Quits trick. Picks up card and gestures toward me. I show. Plays two more tricks. Quits them. Asks, "Can I see that last trick?" I remark, "Actually you can't" but ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: AK862 Q73 43 AQ6
Brings to mind another useful poll. A long time ago (when I was young) I read something by Kaplan about starting your below game Q bidding sequences by showing your REAL SUITS with controls, not just your cheapest controls. These days, especially here on BW, it seems that bypassing denies ...
One Law for the Rich?
I would have to agree with Yu that innuendo on BW may not be the best way to address this "problem." However, I am likely much more on the side of is it really worth me getting my hackles up over anyway? One thing I have found about ACBL land ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 9854 KQ74 Q754 6
It's a joke. But it has its virtues. "Why do we lead partner's suit?" "Because if it doesn't work, it's her fault. . . . And, by the way, it is often right."

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