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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
3 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, Basant Shah.


"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. Going minus 2720 on Valentines Day 2019 to nice ladies and sometimes teammates. ("Best Valentine's gift ever.")
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; Basant Shah.
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, Celebration (10-12 NTs and Barron NT overcalls), 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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Meckwell leaving NICKELL
The entire world would be far better off without nation states which are themselves remnants of tribalism. And if that is too political for you please remove it and censure me.
How should Multi be allowed (if at all) under the Open+ chart?
There is also this fallacy floating around that there is some inherent right to own a perfect defense to any conceivable method from the very first time it appears. Not so and bridge is plenty playable using general principles to solve most problems of unfamiliarity.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- KJT862 QT98765 ---
Well I guess 150 honors will collect a total of 2320. Eventually.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- KJT862 QT98765 ---
If partner is opening 2 with 7-6, we can pretty much put 8 honors in her hand. Otherwise don't upgrade that much.
The Best Bridge Players On Wall Street (as of 2011)
My List? 1. Marty Fleisher 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Eric Greco, etc. YMMV.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- KJT862 QT98765 ---
With a 4 LTC hand opposite a 2 opener I am willing to commit to the 6 level right now and so will show my suits in order, space be damned. 's, s, s.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- KJT862 QT98765 ---
2 2 and higher = KQxxx or better in suit.
D22 Orange Co Regional Review
I for one, would vote against more bracketed events. My major problem with KOs is that I am always hopelessly underbracketed and feel like playing in my assigned bracket must mimic what the likes of David G., Boye, Kit and MR feel when I show up at their table. I ...
How should Multi be allowed (if at all) under the Open+ chart?
@JH: How much did you have to pay somebody to dream that up? <>
How should Multi be allowed (if at all) under the Open+ chart?
pretty much first 7 words + ACBL and we are done.

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