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Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2015
Last Seen
an hour 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
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The difference between winning and success;
And at some level, living shouldn't be a matter of life and death. Because, to quote (former NBA player and TV commentator) Mark Jackson, "Father time is undefeated."
The difference between winning and success;
I'm from the Midwest (of the USA). To be direct borders on being rude. "Can I ask you a question?" Precedes a question. If answered in the affirmative. "Is it OK if I talk to you about something?" Can be answered no, but never is. "The essence of elegance ...
Team League Structure in ACBL
The Unit 562 Spring Team League Extended Play Championships got off to a great start tonight (Feb. 15, 2018). We had 8 great teams competing in the open flight and 4 teams in the handicap flight. If you weren't there, you're going to be hearing a lot about ...
Web vs. Sections
I did some work using the ACBL club masterpoint charts. It depends on the number of pairs in the various flights in the different directions and sections.
Web vs. Sections
I got a special dispensation to try and run 18, 19, 20+ table webs while the regular director of these larger games is on vacation. Now, if I can just prevent players from walking in just before (or even after) game time. Odd number of tables typically has a radically ...
Forgive this not being a bidding poll
@ Steve or before. "You can't." After the Pass card is played.
Forgive this not being a bidding poll
I pretty much heard all the comments here from the local experts (although they were much more closely split among re-invite and slam try 50-50). Including Jan's don't do it without pre-discussion. My philosophy about club games is "make more mistakes faster." So partner and I are on ...
Singleton A as control
I was wondering if this could possibly be in response to 2 - steps. Here. I decided not. But maybe.
Too much information?
Maybe I am being pedantic, but I don't think all big club systems are accurately called Precision. Including ours. Yu has taken to joking calling what we play Imprecision. I could say I play Schenken club. But only when I am talking with Howard's grandson, a friend of ...
You may be able to persuade me otherwise but.....
In fairness, Ed, the rule is so horrible that he had to say something. I spend more time apologizing than ruling every time this comes up.

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