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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 Poor Frank, Part CXLII: Negotiating the Mine Field

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLII: Negotiating the Mine Field By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank and Lucky Archie were at it again just the other night at the local duplicate club. It all came down to the last … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLI: A Worthless Diamond

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXLI: A Worthless Diamond By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank was in a very tough contract the other night and his chances of making it were slim – unless he could somehow enlist the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXL: Lucky Archie’s Great Lead

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXL: Lucky Archie’s Great Lead By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Readers will recall that in his last outing against Lucky Archie, Poor Frank managedtosalvage an average board when he made 2S in his 3-3 fit … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIX: The Wrong Contract

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXXIX: The Wrong Contract By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank found himself in the wrong contract just the other night at the local duplicate club, and his arch rival, Lucky Archie, looked to be … 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 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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