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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXXI: The Archie Factor

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXXI: The Archie Factor By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank was cruising towards victory just the other night at the local duplicate club. He only needed an average on the evening’s last board to … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIX: Once a King

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIX: Once a King By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank had Lucky Archie right where he wanted him the other night. Or did he?   Poor Frank shook his head at Lucky Archie’s auction. … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXVIII: Bad Bid Archie

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXVIII: Bad Bid Archie By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank could hardly believe what he was seeing just the other night at the local duplicate club as he watched Lucky Archie and his novice … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXVI: Wrong Play Archie

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXVI: Wrong Play Archie By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were at it again just the other night at the local duplicate club.   The two were neck and neck and whoever … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXV: Poor Frank’s Agony

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXV: Poor Frank’s Agony By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Readers will recall that Jack Leeder recently went from ecstasy to agony to ecstasy and finally back to agony. Not long after that incident, a similar … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIV: The Mystery of the Ten of Diamonds

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIV: The Mystery of the Ten of Diamonds By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank was on the verge of winning just the other night at the local duplicate club, when Lucky Archie had … 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 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 CL: Archie Gets Deuced

By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CL: Archie Gets Deuced   It was an exciting time at the local duplicate club just the other night. The winner would be determined by the evening’s last board.   … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVIII: Kowalski Ignores Critics

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVIII: Kowalski Ignores Critics By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Many critics of Team Porcupine single out Stanislaus Kowalski as the weak link in the team’s lineup. They frequently say things like, “Kowalski has no concept … Continue reading

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