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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
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Director Please! Oops there aren't any.
They may say regardless of what it pays, but has anyone anywhere tried paying them a living wage? That is what I would be interested in hearing about.
Buchwald on Bridge
As a child that loved reading, I used to devour the local daily which featured Buchwald on the editorial page, comics, sports, local seen and heard, and even dear Abby. When I took up bridge, the bridge section of the local library was more or less constantly checked out, and ...
Director Please! Oops there aren't any.
Try paying directors even $50k/ year and see how hard it is to find one.
Director Please! Oops there aren't any.
"If they want to do that." What's in it for them? A bunch of players that whine about everything. Others that need their preferred table, their preferred direction. etc. Screw it. If players can't be nice, compliant, etc. they can play without directors. As far as I am ...
Cheating Polls & What is Upcoming
Probably not. For example, "Bar collusive cheaters from ever . . . " Well, without getting into the tiny details of it all are you arguing that a barred player cannot use the courts to allege that the true reason was not collusive cheating but rather national origin, race or sexual orientation (oh, I ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- K2 AKQJ6 AQT743
If I have the luxury of known forcing/nonforcing sequences I would of course devise a different auction. It seems highly likely that 3 is forcing to anyone with any bidding system/philosophy. But I would need specifically K and J as well as A to want to bid ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- K2 AKQJ6 AQT743
Missed 1st by 0.15 last Saturday. And that was for real money. $10 free play.
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
The results of this poll alone are almost enough to make me stop consulting BW. See Alan Frank upthread for a brief taste of sanity.
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
This one does not even try to disguise itself as anything other. And there is a lot of other MI in this thread also.
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
Yuck. I hope Eddie did not say that about this hand.

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