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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 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 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 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 Team Porcupine, Part LIII: Looking Over Nograwowicz’s Shoulder

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIII: Looking Over Nograwowicz’s Shoulder By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com This week readers have an opportunity to look over Porczouk Nograwowicz’s shoulder as he plays a hand:   When Team Porcupine recently won a big … 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 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 L: Nograwowicz Finds a Way

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part L: Nograwowicz Finds a Way By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Porczouk Nograwowicz of Team Porcupine was faced with a very difficult play problem in a recent regional after his opponent made what could best be … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIX: High Five

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLIX: High Five By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The late and great Grant Baze once said, “The five level belongs to the opponents.” Probably most bridge buffs would agree that the five level is, indeed, … 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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