Category Archives: Bridge Rivalries

The Six of Clubs Wins Free Beer

The Six of Clubs Wins Free Beer By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The Six of Clubs Wins Free Beer   Readers of this blog are undoubtedly familiar with the Sevens and Under Public House. This is a gathering spot for the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLI: A Difference in Discards

By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLI:  A Difference in Discards   Poor Frank and Lucky Archie made different discards at a key moment in a hand just the other night at the local duplicate club. … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIX: Doubled Delight

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIX: Doubled Delight By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Stanislaus Kowalski of Team Porcupine recently remarked to his teammates, “You know, sometimes I think the Great Shuffler simply creates hands to test the souls of … 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 Poor Frank, Part CXLIX: Give Him What He Wants

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIX: Give Him What He Wants By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com There are different ways to counter plays by the defense and one of the most rewarding is probably giving the defender exactly what the … 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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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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Bond vs. Drax: A Modern Replay

Bond vs. Drax: A Modern Replay By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Fans of Ian Fleming might remember the wonderful bridge scene in his novel Moonraker, in which James Bond gets the better of the evil Hugo Drax. Recently, a rematch of … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVI: A Backwards Smother

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVI: A Backwards Smother By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Porczouk Nograwowicz of Team Porcupine recently had an opportunity to execute a very r   After Kowalski raised him to 4♦, Nograwowicz bid his meager values … Continue reading

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