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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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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIII: An Unlucky Double

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIII: An Unlucky Double By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank felt like crying the other night after a hard session at the local duplicate club – even though he had won the event! … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LII: The Man Who Counts

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LII: The Man Who Counts By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The player who counts in bridge has a big advantage over those who do not. Porczouk Nograwowicz counts. After an extremely contentious auction, Nograwowicz ended … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLII: Negotiating the Mine Field

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLII: Negotiating the Mine Field By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were at it again just the other night at the local duplicate club. It all came down to the last … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LI: Kowalski’s Reverse

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LI: Kowalski’s Reverse By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com All experienced bridge buffs know what a reverse is. A player first bids a lower ranking suit, then later bids a higher ranking suit at the two … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVIII: A Pretty Cool Slam

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVIII: A Pretty Cool Slam By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Team Porcupine frequently bids and makes slams that other teams fail to reach. Opponents of the team call this “lucky” and overbidding,” while the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLI: A Worthless Diamond

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLI: A Worthless Diamond By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank was in a very tough contract the other night and his chances of making it were slim – unless he could somehow enlist the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXL: Lucky Archie’s Great Lead

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXL: Lucky Archie’s Great Lead By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Readers will recall that in his last outing against Lucky Archie, Poor Frank managedtosalvage an average board when he made 2S in his 3-3 fit … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIX: The Wrong Contract

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIX: The Wrong Contract By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank found himself in the wrong contract just the other night at the local duplicate club, and his arch rival, Lucky Archie, looked to be … Continue reading

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Alice in Replay Land

Alice in Replay Land By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com When Alice found herself in Replay Land, she remembered the many strange bridge adventures she experienced in No Trump Land and Four Spade Land. Replay Land was yet another exotic place, a … Continue reading

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