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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLII: Safe or Sorry

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLII: Safe or Sorry By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   One of the big differences between matchpoint and team bridge is the prevalence of safety plays in team bridge. However, there are some hands where … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIV: The Telltale Smirk

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIV: The Telltale Smirk By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank found himself in need of a little luck on the last board of the night just the other evening at the local duplicate. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIII: This Could Be the Last Time

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIII: This Could Be the Last Time By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank showed up at the club the other evening only to discover that Red Diamond had taken ill at the last … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XL: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XL: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox Part VIII: The Worst or the Best, Board 21 continued. By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part VIII: The Worst or the Best, Board 21 continued.¬† Here is the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXIX: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXIX: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part VII: The Worst or the Best, Board 21   In a perfect bridge world, only the best contracts (as analyzed by Deep … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVIII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVIII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part VI: Good Leads, Bad Leads, Board 20   No defender ever wants to make a bad opening lead. But this is probably … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part V: A Nod to Vienna, Board 19   In matchpoints, the strategy is to reach the contract that scores more. For … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXV: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXV: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part III: A Bid Too Far, Board 17 On this board, all the players picked up some cards with which they could go … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXIII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXIII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part I: Negative Kowalski ¬†Lately I have been getting several requests from readers who wondered why I had not included the big match … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXII: Criss-Cross Archie

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXII: Criss-Cross Archie By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were neck and neck just the other night at the local duplicate club. They were playing each other when the following hand … Continue reading

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