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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
9 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
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ACBL Ranking
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Flannery 2D - What am I missing?
I would not say useless. I think more fully describing your hands (9 cards of shape vs. 5 cards; and limiting your range) is always helpful. Whether it's worth the extra level is another question.
Play this suit combination in context
I brought up the 3NTers to indicate that safety might carry some matchpoint premium.
Play this suit combination in context
Keep asking until you find someone that gives the answer you like. I didn’t count it out at the table but Q from hand felt right. And I was not convinced by others’ arguments for “low to” lines.
Nadav Trumer's bidding problem: --- AQJ9763 4 AQT72
Since I am of the opinion that 2 is 100% to not end the auction I will save my strength showing bid for later. There are 12 unaccounted for s and 9 unaccounted for s. Show me 4 hands where 2 gets PASSed out.
Interference over 1C 16/17+ Strong, Artificial and Forcing
So . . . from low to high . . . PASS, x, bid?
Don't tug on Superman's cape
Meckstroth and it's not close. The record speaks for itself.
Interference over 1C 16/17+ Strong, Artificial and Forcing
I don't mind being completely behind with a 2 count (planning never to come in). Or with a 7 card suit (always having a way back in). I used to play PASS = weak, bid = 3/4-7, x = GF. We have been using the inversion for about a year now ...
Interference over 1C 16/17+ Strong, Artificial and Forcing
Generally the PASS/x hands are balanced, not shapely and so are content to let opener take the lead. We are of course a round behind but that is a cost of 1 forcing, not our responding system. This was posted (and even more to the point emailed to ...
Pre Alert for Lite (HCP wise) opening bids
You should probably change to yes or abstain since your "no" seems to indicate that opening 1 without pre-alerting is fine and that does not seem to be your position.
Pre Alert for Lite (HCP wise) opening bids
My convention card says with a 5 loser hand, we open all ACBL legal. ACBL legal definitely includes rule of 19. I would be a huge fan of anything goes (well pretty much anywhere, but especially) with 6-5 or greater distribution.

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