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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXVIII: He Who Dares

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXVIII: He Who Dares By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Most team events are won when one team bids and makes a game or slam while the other team fails to do so. Thus, the strategy … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXVII: Getting Defensive

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXVII: Getting Defensive By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Much has been written about the excellent declarer play of Team Porcupine members such as Nograwowiciz and Konejwicz. However, it should be noted that this group did … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXVI: The Phantom of the Sacrifice

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXVI: The Phantom of the Sacrifice By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com      One of the most dreaded nightmares a bridge buff can have is that of the phantom sacrifice. This occurs when a pair chooses … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXI: Greed Strikes Out Again

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXI: Greed Strikes Out Again By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   The last blog showed how the greed associated with doubles led to a good result for Team Porcupine. Greed also played a big role … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXV: Greed Strikes Out

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXV: Greed Strikes Out By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com A good way to increase your score in contract bridge is by doubling their contract. And this can be especially true in Swiss Team bridge, where … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXIV: The Unlikely Becomes Routine

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXIV: The Unlikely Becomes Routine By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Team Porcupine has always been known for turning the unlikely into the mundane. Not many pairs would bid slam with only 23 HCP between them, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXIII: Saving the Porcupine

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXIII:  Saving the Porcupine By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The most recent adventure of Team Porcupine saw a smart move by declarer save one of Kowalski’s incredibly optimistic bids from being relegated to the rubbish … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXX: Jack Leeder’s Eccentric Bid

Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXX:  Jack Leeder’s Eccentric Bid By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Jack Leeder made an eccentric bid the other night at the local duplicate club while playing with Poor Frank.  But instead of causing Frank any trouble, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXII: A Kowalski Transfer

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXII:  A Kowalski Transfer By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Team Porcupine members are fond of a bidding eccentricity on the part of Stanislaus Kowalski that they like to call a “Kowalski Transfer.”  The following … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXIX: Severed by a Seven

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXIX:  Severed by a Seven By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were at it again at the local duplicate club just the other night.  The winner would be determined by the … Continue reading

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