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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
5 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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Table feel vs Cheating
I complained today that declarer's NT bid did not include a stopper in the suit I (jump) overcalled. The director laughed. So did I. Partner (opening leader), was somewhat more distressed but not complaining.
Table feel vs Cheating
I don't have feelings about preempts. I have rules. I don't deviate. Without a good reason. OPPs are free to look at the card. Rule of 13 to open a 1 bid (exception 4333 12 counts are opened 1C); Rule of 2, 3, 4(5) to preempt. I ...
Bypassing 1!D and bidding 1NT with a balanced hand without a major
We solve the problem with Kamikaze NT, NV opening hands that others are PASSing and bidding 1D with the stronger balanced hands (that do not qualify for 1, strong, artificial and forcing). We would love to capture 1NT with the highest frequencies (9,10,11) but the ACBL discourages ...
Do You Have Any Fun/Funny Lesson Hands for Intermediates?
North: T5432, -, 5432, 5432 East: J9876, -, 876, T9876 South: AKQ, AKQJT9, -, AKQJ West: -, 8765432, AKQJT9,- Bet S that EW can take more tricks in s than NS if S declares in s. Make sure that S is a deep pocket because once word gets out ...
How often should you cover?
Try telling something like that to poker players Kit. I gave up. Almost as bad as bridge players. In the sense of knowing everything already.
How aggressive are you?
I too am torn between 1 and 5 but I am not defending with this hand unless it is at a level above 7. Or perhaps the inflection of partner's x could persuade me. Just kidding everyone!
Is style disclosable?
@ Georgina: Jx is a small doubleton for us too. Qx and up we switch to hi-lo.
Is style disclosable?
Ok. I am just generally working out of Kantar's big red book on defense unless agreements are made otherwise.
Is style disclosable?
This disclosure thread is not the place for this systemic question but highest of touching honors by 3rd hand on defense? Where? I have a partner/pupil/protege and I have been hammering at her "highest from touching as declarer" (usually, for maximum deception). I noticed that she then started ...
Is style disclosable?
I go out of my way to introduce anyone that is new to the environment or otherwise unfamiliar to OPPs for any reason. Some examples from the last 6 months: "D. this is L and R and they play a forcing club system." This also is an invitation to review ...

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