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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 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 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 Poor Frank, Part CXXXIII: This Could Be the Last Time

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIII: This Could Be the Last Time By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank showed up at the club the other evening only to discover that Red Diamond had taken ill at the last … 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 CXXXI: Greed Strikes Out Again

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXI: Greed Strikes Out Again By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   The last blog showed how the greed associated with doubles led to a good result for Team Porcupine. Greed also played a big role … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXX: Jack Leeder’s Eccentric Bid

Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXX:  Jack Leeder’s Eccentric Bid By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Jack Leeder made an eccentric bid the other night at the local duplicate club while playing with Poor Frank.  But instead of causing Frank any trouble, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXIX: Severed by a Seven

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXIX:  Severed by a Seven By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were at it again at the local duplicate club just the other night.  The winner would be determined by the … Continue reading

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