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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
58 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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Jim Perkins's bidding problem: KQJT 762 A KJT98
Partner's actual hand had scattered values including the stiff A and Ks in the other suits with less robust black suits. He chose 2 which did not strike me as best at the table but I began to see his point upon reflection. I created this hand ...
cue bids
Bid again and tell me more. And please do not think about what I mean, because you will get it wrong.
Five No Trump Bids
5NT is not pick a slam unless partner knows what she is picking from.
Are You Sure?
As a philosopher and systems designer (and mabe most of all, lawyer), I want to know what "works" means. If I truly have nothing more to guide me in an 8 ever, 9 never situation, I will consider the room. Or perhaps even before that, the preferences of partner.
Are You Sure?
"Bridge is too hard to be analyzed in the seconds before another hand must be dealt with." Save it to wake you up in the middle of the night.
Implicit private understanding?
Obstructing the OPPs is fine (and despite what others say, honorable), but some consideration must be given to reaching your own best level and strain. Or at least that's the conclusion I reached when experimenting with ultra-lite openings.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Are pairs different than teams? The spreadsheet that I had set up does not have all the same boards in play at the same time in the same part of the room (necessarily, it does not go out of its way to distribute boards around the room either). Maybe because ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
I am not that concerned about security issues. I don't really think that the ABCL is either or else they would actually do something about it. I am not exactly sure what "security" is being used as cover for, however.
How strongly do you feel?
Why not? Are not the OPPs in your games trying to find their best strains? Does that not lead to some strong inferences about shape?
Implicit private understanding?
People will get used to your system Tom. But only if you play it. So they can play against it.

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