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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.


Current Partners: (Regulars) Jonathan Holmes, Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten, Wayne Karson.


"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
Jonathan Holmes; Yehudit Hasin-Brumshten; 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
Ruby Life Master
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Jim Perkins's bidding problem: 93 3 KT86542 J62
Partner is sort of hard-headed about no inflected bidding. Having shown both MAJs and a max, there's no going back and saying, "Oh he must mean s really."
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: J86 QJ QJ9743 J3
I don't really understand, Martin. Are they fine or are they not good enough to proceed? I tried the thread the needle with 3 and then bailing at 4, but partner (and the BW community) was having none of that. I still think (as RF points out ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: J86 QJ QJ9743 J3
I was trying to blame her for not PASSing 4 . . . which despite the poll results, I continue to think is justified but pollees are not assigning the weight that I did to the non-forcing nature of 2. And what did Lewis Carroll say about a private language? If ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: J86 QJ QJ9743 J3
Despite the roles assigned here, I acknowledged that I must PASS over 3. Which seems very odd, given that I made a non-forcing bid, partner said YES! I like it, and, in some sense, I have a maximum (for my prior non-forcing bid). As a mentor explained to me ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: KT KT62 AKT8 A75
Not only alerted but pre-alerted. I explain the nuances of our system about 10x "natural" bidders. Our 1 opener (could be as few as 2, If balanced, s could be longer and significantly longer) is not prohibited although the list of prohibitions runs to 13 entries. Here is the ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: KT KT62 AKT8 A75
Lynn we crossed as I was editing/updating.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: KT KT62 AKT8 A75
I am not saying that I am right here (I was partner), but my argument is that my hand is severely limited by the highly PASSable 2 call.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: KT KT62 AKT8 A75
Partner has denied 4s and partner has denied 9 hcp (or their equivalent).
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: KT KT62 AKT8 A75
Which on the actual layout is leading toward a good result. So far. Not that the actual layout is what's important.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: KT KT62 AKT8 A75
Partner bid 2. You bid 3.

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