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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
16 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.


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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
Personal attacks self deleted.
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
That changed Craig. At the latest meeting.
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
Well, I'm not sure that complaining on bw is the path to happiness.
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
Maybe I just take a different approach to other people. I expect nothing but complete incompetence and, at best, apathy from them. And then I take responsibility for achieving the results that matter to me. Because my wants will never matter as much to them as they do to me ...
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
I find it fairly accurate as a description of the bw community.
Help when 1 minor is doubled and passed out
ATB = assign the blame. Rescue: 1 (P) P (x) xx = short 's please bid some other suit.
SF NABC Trip Report
Cameras are so cheap that they're literally everywhere these days. Digital storage similarly.
Meaning of 4C
Not that my practices are improvement for you, but I have started penalty doubling these bids, even if natural.
SF NABC Trip Report
I was chatting with my partner who was back home. I had my right foot rolled up under my left leg. Per (former) habit. I stood up with a right foot that was asleep and it rolled. And I felt the snap. I note that Caprera similarly has a habit ...
SF NABC Trip Report
Heavy step raises?

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