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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
14 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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Using Zoom to add the social back into BBO
I have had experience with people hate and porn bombing massive ZOOM meetings.
Will Montreal NABC go on as scheduled?
If you're taking real action, where can I buy the "won't."
Leading low from a doubleton in trumps
If anyone has a deal where leading from Jx and especially J9 gained, I would love to see it. Meanwhile, Monday the lead of the 9 from J9 let me roll up the whole H suit. "If declarer is in her second suit, lead a trump first, look at your ...
Leading low from a doubleton in trumps
Suit preference.
Directing in the age of Corona
See OP about "chatty" directors. Also helps to remind players to be chatty at start of rounds, forgiving of violations and in general, and I know this is hard for bridge players, friendly.
Using Zoom to add the social back into BBO
I don't know about volunteer. But I have a tech teacher to seniors guy who would be utterly reasonable. Not me, by the way. PM me.
BBO Bidding Practice. Deal Constraints
By the way, I found Wayne to be very generous with scripts as well as time spent editing. So much so that I stopped asking him because I felt I was imposing.
Using Zoom to add the social back into BBO
I wish I had time to read this slowly and understand it. HELLPPP!!?!>
Undo or No undo ?
I was not disparaging BBO . . . exactly the opposite. They are there. Are they perfect? No. But they are the ones we came to the dance with.
Undo or No undo ?
BBO is not a great platform but that horse is already out of the barn. Is it worse than . . . oh I won't say it.

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