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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.


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."

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.
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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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I am not the one that said Yes. I am the one that made the bid. My partner is less familiar with these opponents. I did call the director and made sure that they had accurate information.
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Yu and I used to say, "Whatever s/he considers an opening bid up to about 16 HCPs." (we used a different range for 1 than this current partner. We (both partnerships) do tend to open excruciatingly light in 3rd seat, especially at favorable vulnerability. I will just adjust ...
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My question on hand 2 was merely if "Yes" to "Standard?" is misleading enough that I should take action. (FWIW -- These OPPs would NEVER open 3D with only 6 in suit).
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Resents the fact that there are people that do away from the table preparation of any sort. As if it were somehow unfair to them. Because they don't.
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Before I even show up, I can tell who the teams will be and we all know each other and each others' methods. I may be surprised.
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I doubt that there are any such players. Ax, Kx, 5432, AKQJ9.
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Here's my point: "Could be short" does not nearly come close to containing everything I know about the hand and most people in the Saturday afternoon club game don't have any idea that they don't know nearly what I know about the hand. But if the rules ...
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@ those berating OPP. OPP is one of those players that resents that people have detailed agreements.
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Clearly 1M does not require an alert.
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<> I would agree with this in a non-limited opening context and I note that Danny Sprung made the same comment upthread. However, I had been informed/instructed that the combination of a limited opening together with the could be short feature required a different treatment. Also, we play 10-12/13 ...

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