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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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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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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 Poor Frank, Part CXXXVI: An Unlikely Sacrifice

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXVI: An Unlikely Sacrifice By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank was on one of the best winning streaks of his life. He had finished first in the local duplicate club eight times in a … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXV: Topping the Turkey

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXV: Topping the Turkey By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com It was the last game of the week before Thanksgiving at the local club and Poor Frank was dreading stepping into the studio. This was the … 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 Poor Frank, Part CXXXIV: The Telltale Smirk

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIV: The Telltale Smirk By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank found himself in need of a little luck on the last board of the night just the other evening at the local duplicate. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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