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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
47 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, 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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"The worst play I have ever seen"
My current "A" partner has the habit of leading the Q from AKQ. Our only agreement around that is that A and Q ask for an ATT signal. Although Q followed by A certainly looks like it's asking for special information.
Honolulu BOD Journal
It's hopeless Ray. "We hate the BoD" should be the new tagline for BW.
Poker anyone?
Thank you Danny.
"The worst play I have ever seen"
I don't know about David and Anne, but our convention is if a suit is led, and we hold a singleton, we play it.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: JT76 3 72 AKJ853
This hand does argue for a variation on bridge in which each player is granted one "erase" bid for each auction, to allow them to erase partner's most recent call and substitute PASS.
"The worst play I have ever seen"
I'm lying in bed and I hear, "Honey." Nudge nudge. "Honey . . . ." And I'm thinking, "Oh yeah (in my best deep Barry White voice) . . . " "So, I'm 2 off the button with pocket Kings, two limpers . . . ." "Ugh . . ."
Poker anyone?
If there are Chinese experts here, I have a serious strategy question: Which is preferred: Full house, Trips, Trash or Trips, Trips, Pair.
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
Xx = s or reds, etc. Can't speak with confidence for partner's methods with non touching, but I generally just show a single suit in the minor. Escape, not best contract is the goal. If 54 with a major 5 carder, I show the major, of course.
"The worst play I have ever seen"
However, posting a dispute with my beloved in a public forum usually costs me several hours of discussion time to prove the obvious -- that I value her contributions to the quality of my life in general, and on this topic in particular. So straight away, another thing more stupid than ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
"That is the stupidest thing you have ever done!" "Oh no, you're wrong about that. I have done many, many much more stupid things." Now be careful not to add any comments about life (or bridge) partner selection, David.

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