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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.


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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Common Game/ACBL hand generation and a request for information
+800. Did not garner all the MPs as there was one +1370 on the board.
Common Game/ACBL hand generation and a request for information
All I can say is that today's afternoon W hands had some ungodly number of 4333s and 4432s. I swear.
Full Disclosure
It was certainly different in the 80s with players blowing smoke in your face, fist fights in the parking lot, a man on a gurney being wheeled out of the bridge club yelling at his wife that this (heart attack) was all because of her bad bidding, etc.
Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
Gold rush, civil war history.
Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
<"Be the Windmill"> In school they called it Don Quixote.
Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
I also voted 55%+ but my caveat is that fewer than 20% will ever read a book on the game cover to cover.
Advise the Tournament Chair: When a BAM movement gets whammed ...
I have some sympathy for the directors' position on players alerting them to problems in the movement. You would too if you experienced the rate of false positives at well over 5:1. On the other hand, I have learned the hard way to pay attention when players complain that ...
Advise the Tournament Chair: When a BAM movement gets whammed ...
<$20 a team for the concession stand.> Hope my teammates enjoy it as I am once again taking a personal stand against crap food. :-)
Advise the Tournament Chair: When a BAM movement gets whammed ...
Bridge is a game and should be fun. Seriously. So many of us take it far too seriously.
Full Disclosure
Our style is pretty disciplined 2/3/4(5) and this hand is an outlier, probably because the 2 call is not available. Maybe it should be pushed because of the suit quality but for us it is generally not so much suit quality as <13 - LTC = probable tricks taken then add the appropriate number from 2/3/4(5)>. Here we expect to ...

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