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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVIII: Lucky Archie and the Knell of Kibitzers

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVIII: Lucky Archie and the Knell of Kibitzers By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were surrounded by kibitzers as they played the last hand of the evening the other night at … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVI: Poor Frank at His Best

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLVI: Poor Frank at His Best By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Readers sometimes wonder why Poor Frank gets beaten by Lucky Archie so often.   They ask “Is Poor Frank really a good player?”   Well, Poor … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLV: Poor Frank’s Vienna Coup

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLV: Poor Frank’s Vienna Coup By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The winner of the evening’s duplicate would turn out to depend on one crucial board. Poor Frank and his partner were playing special Stayman where … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIX: Give Him What He Wants

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLIX: Give Him What He Wants By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com There are different ways to counter plays by the defense and one of the most rewarding is probably giving the defender exactly what the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXII: Criss-Cross Archie

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXII: Criss-Cross Archie By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were neck and neck just the other night at the local duplicate club. They were playing each other when the following hand … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXV: Poor Frank Gets Even

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXV: Poor Frank Gets Even By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Lucky Archie had been consistently beating Poor Frank recently and Frank was getting very tired of it. He was still smarting from a Lucky … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXIV: Poor Frank’s Archie-ism

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXIV: Poor Frank’s Archie-ism By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank found a way to turn the tables on Lucky Archie just the other night at the local duplicate club. Or did he? Poor … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXI: Concentration is the Key to Victory

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXI: Concentration is the Key to Victory By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Just the other night at the local duplicate club, Poor Frank suffered due to a lapse in concentration. But the lapse was … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXIX: Walk a Mile

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXIX: Walk a Mile By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Lucky Archie had a nice lead on Poor Frank going into the last board of the evening. But Frank still had a chance if somehow … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXVII: Lucky Archie’s Merrimac Coup

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXVII: Lucky Archie’s Merrimac Coup By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were in a close fight for first place just the other night at the local duplicate club. As usual, … Continue reading

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