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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVII: The Value of Small Cards

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVII: The Value of Small Cards By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Bridge buffs who are successful know the value of small cards and use them well to get good results. Perhaps no declarer does … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVI: The Trouble with 15 Point No Trumps

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVI: The Trouble with 15 Point No Trumps By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   In the old days of bridge, most partnerships played 16-18 point no trumps, but the modern method is to play the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLV: Overcoming a Rare Error

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLV: Overcoming a Rare Error By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   No bridge player is perfect and that is as true of Porczouk Nograwowicz of Team Porcupine as it is any other excellent player. What … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIV: The Moysian Porcupine

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIV: The Moysian Porcupine By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com No one likes to play in Moysian fits more than Porczouk Nograwowicz as he proved once again when Team Porcupine drew a tough opponent in … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIII: Killing Leads

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIII: Killing Leads                                                                                                   By Ray Adams                                                                                        frankandarchie@yahoo.com Perhaps the single most difficult play in duplicate bridge is the opening lead.   It is not only an opportunity for the defense to get … Continue reading

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

t 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 … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLI: The Key Bid

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLI: The Key Bid By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com On many hands, there is one key bid that can be made which will change the entire outcome of the hand. Harrington Konejwicz of Team Porcupine … 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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