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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXX: Trouble with Kings

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXX: Trouble with Kings By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   A freakish layout on the last board of the evening determined who would prevail between Poor Frank and Lucky Archie just the other night at … 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 CLXVII: A Goose and a Duck

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXVII: A Goose and a Duck By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Another fateful hand decided the fate of Poor Frank and Lucky Archie the other night at the local duplicate club.   Poor Frank arrived … 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 CLXIII: A Sneaky 6NT

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIII: A Sneaky 6NT By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Just the other night at the local duplicate club, Poor Frank got some retribution for all the wrongs he had suffered at the hands of Lucky … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXII: Three Paths to Slam

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXII: Three Paths to Slam By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   An interesting hand came up just the other night at the local duplicate club. Three of the club’s top declarers had a shot at … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXI: The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXI: The Agony and the Ecstasy By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Readers will recall that in Poor Frank CLX, our hero bid and made six diamonds against Lucky Archie. His result looked to be … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLX: Bad Karma

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLX: Bad Karma By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank needed a good board against his rival on the last hand of the night and they drew the following cards:   Lucky Archie led the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIX: Three Kings Too Few

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIX: Three Kings Too Few By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com A bidding misunderstanding put Lucky Archie in what appeared to be a doomed contract that would allow Poor Frank to win that evening’s duplicate. The … Continue reading

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