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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
33 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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Takeout or penalty?
In the absence of discussion, any x after either side bids a natural NT is penalty. A different agreement is possible and may be preferable but not "natural" to use a term I hate
Bidding minor suit hands after partner opens 2NT
Or to quote my friend and sometimes mentor or coach, Danny Kleinman, 97.99% of players would be better off if they had access to neither Gerber nor Blackwood/RKC nor kickback.
Playing for an overtrick at imps (part 1)
These things happen. More and more. As compensation, there's bridge.
Playing for an overtrick at imps (part 1)
Other. You should probably write to BW, not BBO.
Some of us have agreements, that facilitate slam bidding immensely, that certain bids unconditionally set suits with no possibility of retreat. This may not be your style. But it is some people's. In shorthand, these bids are called "suit setting."
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KJ8652 --- 64 A9643
Well, I like starting with a negative x to suggest two suits although some people tell me that I am bidding in the 1980s to think that a negative x suggests an unbid minor. Now when I come in at some number of s (likely 4 for whatever reason), partner ...
Thus, I ask. Has the partnership agreed that 3s sets s as trump (if there is to be a trump suit).
3 was, of course, suggested only upon the condition that the partnership understands that s is trump if there is to be a trump. I have that agreement (now). But we also missed a slam in a precision 1 opening auction because I was reluctant to show a ...
Well I don't have the chops of others in this sub-thread, but I would not unilaterally bypass 3NT. But I don't like 3 either. If s is our trump suit (if there is to be one) then 3 is fine, followed by 4 over 3 ...
What is the nuance of 3? As some have mentioned upthread if R is going to 3NT with no interest, why not just go? But more importantly, after 3 can you safely bid 3, knowing that the partnership has agreed s are trump (if there is to ...

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