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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
5 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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Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
Surprised no one came up with my answer. "Partner (not Yu), you, a woman, are asking me, a man to explain the 'why' behind your feelings? Good luck with that."
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: T62 AT8 AK863 72
PASS = 68%. This day.
Is this too big a position?
+ 6 (additional) MPs. Zero would have been +11 (additional) MPs. On a 19 Top.
Is this too big a position?
I did not have the balls to actually PASS. But I wished I had. -590 is not a good MP score.
Is this too big a position?
Not yet. And she.
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
The third choice applies to absolutely every sequence anywhere. Bids mean what we agree that they mean. There are some issues around bidding judgment but those come down more to "should partner have wanted to say what she said?" Meanwhile if we agree that 1 shows 6+s, 4 ...
Is this too big a position?
In this club (due in no small part to my influence if I do say so myself) hands are not PASSed out. Especially hands with big suits.
Is this too big a position?
Truth? You know I considered it. You cannot caption bidding polls.
Is this too big a position?
MPs, if anyone cares.
Then we can assign the blame to N when the finesse is on?

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