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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXI: A Devil of a Coup

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXI: A Devil of a Coup By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   All bridge buffs are fascinated by the Devil’s Coup, a play in which a “certain” trump loser disappears. When players see this coup … Continue reading

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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 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 Poor Frank, Part CXLVIII: A very bad Bridge Dream

By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank had a very bad bridge dream just the other night. The dream Poor Frank asked for the meaning of the bids before he made his opening lead. 2♦ was explained as a three … 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 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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