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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
8 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. Love bidding gadgets . . . gadgets for the sake of gadgets.


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.

United States of America

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
15+ to 18 NTs, Meckwell 1NT Structure, Transfers wherever and whenever legal; intermediate jump shifts; next suit "mark time"
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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Bridge Lawyers
Not it.
The books have got to go.... Part II
I can tell you what is done at the BHBC level. Not sure it works well because like so many manuals it doesn't get reviewed, but there is a director's log document on the computer's desktop. Just today another director told me about a player that had ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
Thank you Danny.
Alertable or not
@ Dave: A while back our local Secretary Bird was complaining about a non-alerted 2 - 2 (GF) auction. The ACBL says 2 over 2 is never alertable. But I don't think they mean it. Suppose 2 is a transfer to s? Should that not be ...
Alertable or not
Playing a strong club system yesterday: P - (P) - 1 - (P) 2NT - (P) - 3NT - (All P), "What is 2NT?" "It shows 14 or more HCP. . . . I guess." Partner found another A.
Alertable or not
I have heard them called self-splinters, but what Andy describes sounds to me like the pair either had no agreements or forgot the agreements they had. Starting perhaps as early as 2. No sense worrying about getting fixed by this sort of thing. It evens out in the end ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
@ Danny: See Yehudit's comments upthread. Were we misinformed? We were told that our defenses were limited to option 1 or option 2. We have devised our own methods for dealing with bids (Flannery, precision 2D, etc.) that show suits that are always other than the suit named. Why shouldn ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
Once again we are confusing the difficulty of teaching new players how to play bridge with the impossibility of teaching new players how to play expert bridge. Get them to play. Some of them will eventually become expert.
Alertable or not
I had a somewhat similar situation at BHBC Andy. Although there there was a known suit. I ruled no alert needed. The reason behind the no alert above 3NT rule is that the alert is more likely to alert partner than OPPs.
Bridge Lawyers
The National CoC have two provisions that arguably address alternates: First in a section that appears to be addressed to a team adding players or substituting players, there is the provision that the alternate must have played at least half the boards in the district final Second in a more ...

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