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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 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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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 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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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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