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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
2 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.


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."

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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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Traveler View - negative good will for the club?
Also, to Chris (if he is still following this thread), Honors is promoting Canasta so that's where they are aiming and their thinking strategy has been explained in Clubs and Teachers.
Traveler View - negative good will for the club?
Well, in one club it is never going to get turned off. The person that owns the bridgemates has the final vote here. On the other hand, when I visit LVBW (Las Vegas Bridge World) they show nothing. I asked how they get the players to put up with it ...
Atlanta Thread: Not Results or Events, But Basic Info
Lyft will work here. TJs is perfect.
Atlanta Thread: Not Results or Events, But Basic Info
Didn't see it. But preemption, good or bad, is my specialty. #-1100. #Goodifslammakes #itdoesnt #-300 #goodifgamemakes #notthisoneeither
Lebensohl after opps show both majors
I also think "can be" is a bit of an overbid. In the teens, bids "suggest" they do not "promise."
Atlanta Thread: Not Results or Events, But Basic Info
I have to go early.
Bridge Cheating Scandal - A New Cheat
I generally enjoy Pete's videos (mostly). And he has helped my play by exposing his thought process on the play of the hand (and defense), not so much by showing me anything new, but by showing the discipline to count every hand every time, etc. However, I am never ...
Image, the business of bridge, the ACBL, and pride.
Well, in my opinion, the 70s and 80s were the beginning of the end. Exhibit #1, one of our top 5 partnerships today was one of our top 5 partnerships in the 80s.
Image, the business of bridge, the ACBL, and pride.
Poker is not really a card game. It takes virtually no skill to recognize how to make the best hand, and if it is worth it to try and make the best hand. This is approximately equivalent to a bridge player that knows the value of bidding game or slam ...
Help me understand my partner's penalty doubles
I will say this: I far prefer these "my partner is so great and I don't understand why" post with erroneous analysis to the more usual erroneous analysis post we get.

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