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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
4 hours 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."

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
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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The cost of a bridge game
I would be happy to pay $7/gallon or even more if it would get people to stop using the stuff. I have grandchildren and so my span of concern stretches out another century.
1S 2S 2NT
Some shortness. Or with some partners, "What's the cheapest game try you would accept?" Apologize if stated upthread.
The cost of a bridge game
A dime per mile for car doesn't even cover gas in CA. And driving a Prius.
Trick 2 Poll
Proving that even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut, this mirrors my reasoning. So I suspect its worth rethinking. For Kit, I mean.
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
I would be more inclined to bid 3 over 3 than over x. But then I am in the Benoit school of natural bidding, not the Michael school. Although my inclination would be to explore over either rather than making a unilateral decision. Besides, if I make a ...
The cost of a bridge game
As part of compensation for directing (at all) for a club, directors are comp'd for any games they play at that club. The traffic here is so bad* that I quit my 2 night a week gig with a club and turned down 1 night a week, even though ...
The cost of a bridge game
I can't talk about LA after all that. It's higher than all but two that were mentioned. Directors (mercifully) make more than discussed also, but still not living wage. Free play remains the primary benefit of directing.
The cost of a bridge game
$25 for a minimum 3.5 hour commitment? Fair Labor Standards Act violation.
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
I can't credit W with being a hero for not advancing with a flat hand, one cover card and 9 losers when partner essentially said "I am 3 down right here" (=V, rule of 2,3 and 4(5)) And inspection reveals that it was even worse than that ...
Can Bridge do something like this?
I learned on Activision/Atari.

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