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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVIII: Irresistible vs. Immovable

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVIII: Irresistible vs. Immovable By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Philosophers have long debated the outcome of a contest between an irresistible force and an immovable object. In bridge, a skilled declarer is the irresistible force, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVII: Always the Count

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVII: Always the Count By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Bridge buffs know that if they have any super power, it is their ability to count to thirteen. Most bridge buffs apply this power to the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVII, Poor Frank’s Brilliant Sacrifice

  The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVII, Poor Frank’s Brilliant Sacrifice By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Bridge buffs know that taking a sacrifice can frequently be a good strategy in bridge. Those who sacrifice do not expect to make their … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLV: A Knave in Passing

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLV: A Knave in Passing By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were neck and neck the other night at the local duplicate club as they fought it out for first place … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIV: Jack Leeder’s Nice Pass

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIV: Jack Leeder’s Nice Pass By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Three of the club’s top players – Poor Frank, Lucky Archie, and Jack Leeder – were tied going into the last board of the evening. … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIV: Transferring the Squeeze

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIV: Transferring the Squeeze By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com One of the prettiest plays in bridge is the transfer squeeze. This week readers have a chance to see how Porczouk Nograwowicz recently executed one in … Continue reading

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Alice Revisits No Trump Land

Alice Revisits No Trump Land By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Alice’s last experience in No Trump Land had been so traumatic, it was almost three years before she decided to visit this unusual kingdom again. This time, it was the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIII: Killing Leads

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIII: Killing Leads                                                                                                   By Ray Adams                                                                                        frankandarchie@yahoo.com Perhaps the single most difficult play in duplicate bridge is the opening lead.   It is not only an opportunity for the defense to get … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXVI: An Unlikely Sacrifice

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXVI: An Unlikely Sacrifice By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank was on one of the best winning streaks of his life. He had finished first in the local duplicate club eight times in a … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXV: Topping the Turkey

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXV: Topping the Turkey By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com It was the last game of the week before Thanksgiving at the local club and Poor Frank was dreading stepping into the studio. This was the … Continue reading

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