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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
4 hours 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, Wayne Karson.


"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
Jonathan Holmes; Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten; 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
Ruby Life Master
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BW Press Publishes When to Bid Notrump (And How to Play It)
Race to 1NT. Todays results: 7 10-12 NT openers. 80% for those 7 boards.
Format for National Team Trials
Which begs the question: how is the committee selected?
What takes precedence; having both majors or expressing the NT strength and stop?
With your 2nd hand, partner can respond 2NT (leb) and then bid 3 over 3. Since partner could have bid 2 direct to show trash, the intermediated sequence shows more than trash.
What takes precedence; having both majors or expressing the NT strength and stop?
Granted I am not expert, and those who want me to work with them even less so, but I tell them that there are times when you are stuck but I like a NT overcall (if showing a balanced strong hand) to suggest or even strongly suggest some hope of ...
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
When directing, I generally just say, "Call me when the hand is over" which is probably not technically accurate short hand for calling me after trick 13 has been completed. I will sort out from there who, if anyone, has been damaged.
How much did the ACBL ode in Hawaii?
I would say that there are some officials in Las Vegas with experience in telling hotels to "so sue me" on these contracts. Although the ACBL as a whole may be more solvent that the LV district.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Amy was not single issue in PMs. LOL. I dissed a top pro because I saw him smoking . . . . She rushed to his defense. LOL.
Why is it so hard to find a partner . . . for another (as director)?
This thread resurrects on a week where I was the visitor at the Wednesday morning game in Los Cabos. My partner was kind enough to save me over $80 in cab fare from my resort to the game about 35 miles away. I paid her card fee. First hand out ...
Radical Revamp of NABC Schedules?
You all are true wimps. I dare you to "work" regular hours at the Commerce during the LA Poker Classic.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Ray: I always call the director and do it in such a way that my opponents are being taught that a director call is not an act of aggression. Many times I apologetically explain, well an irregularity has occurred.

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