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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
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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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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Liam Milne's bidding problem: 76 J5 AKQ9632 KJ
I should have bid 3 last round to save bidding space. Plus, we play non-serious 3NT so partner is required to cue bid. Now we will know what to do. We don't care about partner's support for our suit. Abstain. Cannot recover from here.
The Club's Coffee-Housing
There is one player that I find it very hard not to stare at. But only rarely an OPP.
Which minor do you open?
I don't play Precision (always) but I have the same advantage that CM notes. 1 could be as short as 2 and s could be longer (balanced minor suit openings show range, not shape). Here, over a 1 response, I am planning 1NT = 13-15 "balanced."
What Is Partner Showing?
Or better yet, silence the whole thread. In London they call it water, in Paris eau. Is one right and the other wrong? <>
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: Q876 A42 T96 AKQ
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: Q876 A42 T96 AKQ
Balanced hands still defend.
What Is Partner Showing?
9 losers = PASS. And perhaps feel guilty at IMPs.
The Club's Coffee-Housing
I did once call the Q from dummy and when RHO played low in perfect tempo . . . went up with the A, dropping the single K on my left. When asked if I peeked I said, "RHO often plays slow and thinks about things. If she thinks she might have the ...
The Club's Coffee-Housing
@ Lynn: I believe that second is better to induce the duck. Bottom makes covering appear "costless." I read this in someone's book, Reese probably.
The Club's Coffee-Housing
I have just stopped trying to get a table feel/read on these people. I realized that they were never going to spend anytime on counting or probabilities or learning how to preempt and advance the preempt aggressively or figuring out how to lead and beat 3NT so they were ...

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