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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
3 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."

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.
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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Bridge= Math?
As I was working on a subprime home equity loan securitization at about 3 am one morning in 2005 someone mentioned that these deals would not have been possible without VisiCalc (and it's progeny, Excel). Not sure if that is progress or not.
Bridge= Math?
You all do realize, don't you, that you sound . . . old.
Bridge= Math?
Certainly as to lawyers (if you have a bunch of lawyers you are going to need . . . a bunch more).
Bridge= Math?
Bayes is not quite rolling, just stirring a bit.
Bridge= Math?
What got me into bridge was that it is extreme competition. When you have someone down 5, doubled and you know it, you look for a way to make it down 6.
Bridge= Math?
Have you ever tried to count a stack of bills while someone is shouting out random numbers or asking you a completely unrelated question? (If the latter, then you are probably a bridge director.) I love auctions that start 2 (x) 5 . . . because I love saying to all ...
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
Things have changed since 1974, apparently.
Martin Hoffman 1929 - 2018
Currently reading Defense in Depth. One or two hands per night. What a great life and great spirit.
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
One supposes that the opposite sex would help also, Charley. As far as affording pizza, my suggestion is this: drop by the largest local duplicate club and explain your dilemma.
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
What's the problem with TCG? I love it.

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