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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
10 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"
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I'm not sure, but I don't think that was ever barred. You just were not allowed to have systems for uncovering a surprise singleton. Which the bots clearly do not have.
The Worst Convention Ever
Jim: (When looking at a OPP's convention card) "Wondering if you lead A from AK. Because if I ask, it's a tell."
The Worst Convention Ever
You have Jim and the OPP confused here. Maybe Steve does too. But I agree otherwise.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Actually, no I don't. But the concern has been raised upthread.
The Worst Convention Ever
"What is your carding?" "Upside down count and attitude." "Does the six mean she likes the suit or does not like the suit?" "If it's high she does not like. If it's low she likes. If she's telling the truth." "But does she like it or not ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Datline: Las Vegas Regional, Bally's Hotel and Casino. I mentioned this event to a picked up partner in last night's side game series. He got quite excited. Well, for a bridge player that was not angry, he was excited. I showed him the OP in this thread and ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
@ Oleg. Perhaps "unfair" is not the proper adjective. Maybe "unpopular" or "unsatisfying."
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I am pretty sure that winning this event will carry prestige. A lot of it. Not Platinum pairs prestige. But close to it. I expect LaSota, Dunn, Bathurst, Lall, Shi, Grue and other young professionals to enter. Maybe even some of the older generation of pros. Probably not so many ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I'm just glad that no one that was so upset about this event had a heart attack or died. Because it can happen you know.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: AQJ8 AKT85 K64 8
At the table I wondered about a heavy 1 opening. I ended up opening 1 and partner found an elegant solution after the 1 response and 1 rebid: he broke the relay with six s to the K and a stray J. (I am not sure ...

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