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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVIII: Irresistible vs. Immovable

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVIII: Irresistible vs. Immovable By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Philosophers have long debated the outcome of a contest between an irresistible force and an immovable object. In bridge, a skilled declarer is the irresistible force, … 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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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVI: A King Hits the Deck

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLVI: A King Hits the Deck By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The club where Poor Frank and Lucky Archie play does not hand out trophies, only master points, but if it did, Poor Frank knew … Continue reading

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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

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LV: Nograwowicz and the Nine of Hearts

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LV: Nograwowicz and the Nine of Hearts By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   The nine of diamonds is frequently referred to as “The Curse of Scotland” due to historical reasons. On the other hand, the … Continue reading

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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

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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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