Category Archives: Thanksgiving

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVIII: A very bad Bridge Dream

By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank had a very bad bridge dream just the other night. The dream Poor Frank asked for the meaning of the bids before he made his opening lead. 2♦ was explained as a three … Continue reading

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bridge friends, Bridge Hands, Bridge Humor, Bridge Rivalries, Fiction, Humor, Stories, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment