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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLX: Bad Karma

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLX: Bad Karma By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank needed a good board against his rival on the last hand of the night and they drew the following cards:   Lucky Archie led the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIX: Three Kings Too Few

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIX: Three Kings Too Few By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com A bidding misunderstanding put Lucky Archie in what appeared to be a doomed contract that would allow Poor Frank to win that evening’s duplicate. The … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXV: Grand Slam Farce

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXV: Grand Slam Farce By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The grand slam force is very useful in grand slam bidding. It asks partner to bid seven of the agreed suit if partner holds two of … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVIII: Lucky Archie and the Knell of Kibitzers

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVIII: Lucky Archie and the Knell of Kibitzers By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were surrounded by kibitzers as they played the last hand of the evening the other night at … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVII: Poor Frank’s Ruse

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVII: Poor Frank’s Ruse By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank needed a good result on the last board of the night. And sitting to his left was none other than his chief rival, Lucky … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVI: Poor Frank at His Best

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVI: Poor Frank at His Best By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Readers sometimes wonder why Poor Frank gets beaten by Lucky Archie so often.   They ask “Is Poor Frank really a good player?”   Well, Poor … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXIV: Double Game is the Porcupine Name

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXIV: Double Game is the Porcupine Name By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com It is seldom the case that both NS and EW can make 3NT on the same board. However, due to the power of … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLV: Poor Frank’s Vienna Coup

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLV: Poor Frank’s Vienna Coup By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The winner of the evening’s duplicate would turn out to depend on one crucial board. Poor Frank and his partner were playing special Stayman where … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIV: The Archie Squeeze

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIV: The Archie Squeeze By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The winner at the local duplicate just the other night depended on how Poor Frank did against Lucky Archie on the last board.   Lucky Archie … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXIII: Different Strategies

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXIII: Different Strategies By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com One way to get to game is to bid it immediately. This cuts into the opponents’ bidding space and forces them to guess what to do at … Continue reading

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