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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
3 hours 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
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Blue Over Red Boards
I don't know if Roy Welland and Sabine Auken rate as experienced players to you Richard. I do know that they play a system that differs according to Vulnerability and Roy missed the fact that they were Vulnerable due to the lack of a red sticker on the bottom ...
@Nigel: Me: "If Partner has led her fourth best, she holds 3 higher cards than her spot in her own hand." Student: "How do you know that?" Me: "Meaning of fourth."
Well . . . at MatchPoints, I sometimes go x when I expect -1. Especially, if they are V.
On counting tricks.
I was teaching (obviously not very advanced if I am teaching) yesterday when we had a hand with a 4-4 trump split. As I explained to that declarer, "Your problem was that you just started winning tricks without making a plan. Which hand do you want to think of as ...
AI and Bridge
"Robots are programmed to bid game with 26 combined HCP . . . " As Steve M indicates up sub thread that is not how AI works at all.
AI and Bridge
Complete lack of understanding of the subject matter. Or perhaps plural.
Alerting ... how much information is too much information?
We announce range if NT is rebid. We give full explanations whenever asked. And yes minors show range not shape, if balanced.
Alerting ... how much information is too much information?
I don't play this system, but I spent a lot of time working on alerts and explanations for our 10-12 NT and its effect on 1 min openings. We prealert "10-12 1NT opener all seats, all vulnerabilities. 1 of a minor, either minor, could be short and the other ...
Repeat Locations for Nationals
Two winters ago San Diego NABC and PS Regional with a one week gap. Most felt back to back would have been a better schedule. Then again, there are many nearby desert casinos.
Another Reese-Schapiro Hand
US politics.

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