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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. 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"
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
You're correct, it should have begun with "As opposed to almost everyone else here . . . ."
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
Does not the ACBL oversee the sanction process and determine who is and who is not entitled to the ACBL sanction?
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
So look, I don't think the guy walked on water, or even turned it into wine, but for starters how many ACBL sanctioned tournaments were run last year? How many NABCs? How many Regionals? How did the GNT go? How many magazines found their way from the printers to ...
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
Well Jeff, I just take the perspective: "If the problem ain't me, there is no solution." Sort of keeps me in demand as a bridge partner.
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
So let me ask you this, Jeff: What do you think you can do to make the ACBL, or perhaps, Bridge (intentional capital letter) better? And why haven't you done it? Are there seriously no financials for the organization published anywhere? (I find it hard to believe, but I ...
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
That's what happens when you complain about something, right? Even complaining about complaining. Well, when I get done with the new and devastating JJ Club (featuring the 1 neg or balanced) then I will turn my attention to the demands.
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
It is certainly very easy to criticize anyone who ever tried to do anything. I reassert my position that ACBL members, especially those members who actually do nothing (other than complain) about anything ever, expect too much for too little. Flame away.
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
I would say that the experience route is probably not the best way to go. I would say that Horn Lake is your biggest bottleneck.
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: AQT63 9 4 AQ8764
So LHO sees 2 Aces and has no right to expect partner to have 1 and therefore 7 of anything is down 1. RHO sees zero Aces and has no right to commit to 7. Therefore, there is no choice other than to x 6. This may not be ...
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: AQT63 9 4 AQ8764
Well, just between you and me, I am not guessing to bid 7 missing 2 aces.

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