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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part XCII: Poor Frank’s Poor Bet

  The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part XCII:  Poor Frank’s Poor Bet By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Regular readers of this blog know that Poor Frank’s bridge career would be much happier were he not constantly exasperated by the lucky plays … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part LXXIX: The King of Finesse

  The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part LXXIX:  The King of Finesse By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank’s bridge club was recently honored by the visit of one of the country’s leading bridge players, Jasper J. Jesper, commonly known … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Ten of Hearts

The Tale of the Ten of Hearts By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Intermediate Place was jumping just the other night.  The Ten of Hearts was buying drinks for all the other tens, as well as the nines and eights.  The … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part XXX: New Agony for Archie

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part XXX:  New Agony for Archie    By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com      Poor Frank had beaten Lucky Archie quite badly during a recent run at the local duplicate club.  This led the Lucky One to … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank’s Friends, Part I: Jack Leeder Makes a Bet

The Adventures of Poor Frank’s Friends, Part I:  Jack Leeder Makes a Bet By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com        Readers have recently complained to me that they don’t hear enough about Poor Frank’s friends, who are good bridge players in … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part XVIII: Poor Frank’s Dangerous Finesse…By Ray Adams

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part XVIII: Poor Frank’s Dangerous Finesse By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank had an interesting play problem just the other night at the local duplicate club. As usual, the outcome of the hand would … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part III: A Brilliant Finesse

 The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part III:  A Brilliant Finesse By Ray Adams frankandarchie@gmail.com  The entire local club was talking about Poor Frank’s brilliant finesse the other day. It all came about on the following hand:       Dealer:  North Vulnerable:  … Continue reading

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