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Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
20 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.


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."

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Partner making +1430 while losing 3 tricks (Vul 1Dxx +3). This after they went down 3 x'd and Vul prior hand. "We should be playing rubber, P."
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
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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Jim Perkins's bidding problem: Q6 AK753 A9753 5
3NT asks for shortness. 4 shows s.
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
I think the easiest rule over interference (suggested to me by Yu, and adopted by me because I always say yes) is PASS is negative and bidding is positive. Not quite unconditional GF positive, but very, very close.
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
My sigh is perhaps unfairly directed at you when it might just as well or perhaps even moreso been directed at Phil or Barry. To put it in the form of a question: When did bridge stop being fun and become such a deadly serious endeavor? So much so that ...
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
@Eric: Mom had two books in her bridge library: Sontag's "Power Precision" and Reese's "Squeeze Play Made Simple" (or Easy). In general, my thinking and learning process is what I would call "brute force" (repetition), so Sontag's presentation by iteration of specific auctions appealed more to me ...
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
The worst hand you ever held which had a decisive trick?
I still maintain that this hand ( is worse because of 4333 shape. Although it did not take a trick and so is a bit OT for this thread.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: --- 9642 AKQJ72 KJT
You guys guess now.
3NT - perhaps this is where Jim is heading
@Richard: This is before 5 card Majors?
And 3NT is?
4 is always Gerber. 4NT is always Blackwood. 4NT following 4 is checkback. Not checkback, but just confirming that you meant your first answer.
And this 3NT is? (This one's a bit harder. I think. But maybe not.)
Don't bother trying to convince the OPPs that you are being fair. If a dispute erupts, call the director. Calmly abide by her ruling.

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