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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIX: Three Kings Too Few

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIX: Three Kings Too Few By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com A bidding misunderstanding put Lucky Archie in what appeared to be a doomed contract that would allow Poor Frank to win that evening’s duplicate. The … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLII: That Telling Look of Agony

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLII: That Telling Look of Agony By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank got into a tough contract just the other night at the local bridge club. Would a combination of his superior technique … 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 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 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 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 Poor Frank, Part CXXXVII: Man in a Trance

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXVII: Man in a Trance By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank had a slim lead over arch rival Lucky Archie when the players drew the cards for the last hand of the night. … 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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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVI: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVI: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part IV: The Two Heads of Fate, Board 18   Bridge matches, even at the highest level, are not always decided by the … Continue reading

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