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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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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIII: Looking Over Nograwowicz’s Shoulder

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIII: Looking Over Nograwowicz’s Shoulder By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com This week readers have an opportunity to look over Porczouk Nograwowicz’s shoulder as he plays a hand:   When Team Porcupine recently won a big … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIII: An Unlucky Double

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIII: An Unlucky Double By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank felt like crying the other night after a hard session at the local duplicate club – even though he had won the event! … 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 LII: The Man Who Counts

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LII: The Man Who Counts By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The player who counts in bridge has a big advantage over those who do not. Porczouk Nograwowicz counts. After an extremely contentious auction, Nograwowicz ended … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLII: Negotiating the Mine Field

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLII: Negotiating the Mine Field By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were at it again just the other night at the local duplicate club. It all came down to the last … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LI: Kowalski’s Reverse

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LI: Kowalski’s Reverse By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com All experienced bridge buffs know what a reverse is. A player first bids a lower ranking suit, then later bids a higher ranking suit at the two … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part L: Nograwowicz Finds a Way

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part L: Nograwowicz Finds a Way By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Porczouk Nograwowicz of Team Porcupine was faced with a very difficult play problem in a recent regional after his opponent made what could best be … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIX: High Five

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIX: High Five By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The late and great Grant Baze once said, “The five level belongs to the opponents.” Probably most bridge buffs would agree that the five level is, indeed, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVIII: A Pretty Cool Slam

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVIII: A Pretty Cool Slam By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Team Porcupine frequently bids and makes slams that other teams fail to reach. Opponents of the team call this “lucky” and overbidding,” while the … Continue reading

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