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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.


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
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ACBL Ranking
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The disappearing evening club game
I will say this for whoever is interested I will play in any evening Regionally rated event at any D23 or D22 (or any other) Regional that I attend. I would play in any club evening game that I could get to in a half hour or less on the ...
What questions can you ask about opponents' bidding and play, and when can you ask them?
So this one came up yesterday: can a defender (either one) ask "Am I on lead?" during the clarification period? And what is the penalty for declarer refusing to answer? LOL. (We handle some high level disputes at the bridge club.)
Ethical or not?
Actually, cherishing partner and making her life easy is a big part of the game, too. And in bridge, as in marriage, easier to state than to execute.
Ethical or not?
Inducing errors is part of the game.
I said this in the other thread but I think that the one single month long party that is the WSOP is a model worth investigating.
What It Was Like Negotiating Hotel Rooms On Behalf Of The ACBL
Wait, some people involved in bridge were already expert, knew everything and didn't want any input from anyone else? Were you talking about the auction or the play?
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Not every event is $10K. While some players play 7 days (like the big KO competitions at an NABC), some players (famously, Oliver Hudson* brother of his more famous sister Kate Hudson) play one hand. With the casino (hotel) itself collecting the entries/card fees things are a bit different ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
<> This is kind of what I don't want to do as I am already more or less overloaded with bridge commitments generally, let alone the quasi volunteer sort of stuff that comes with running a tournament. So maybe I should just shut up.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
OK Jan (and Chris) I get it that the hotels want to sell rooms (at high rates). Do you get it that as a player I would prefer not to pay (at all) for lodging (as I accomplished through family ties in San Diego)? I am telling you that if ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I would point out that the NABCs are outdrawing a supposedly more popular card game, sometimes on raw numbers, and definitely on a per diem basis. The WSOP in 2018 drew approximately 120,000 entries (translates to 30,000 bridge tables) and they ran for over 7 weeks as opposed ...

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