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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIX: Once a King

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIX: Once a King By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank had Lucky Archie right where he wanted him the other night. Or did he?   Poor Frank shook his head at Lucky Archie’s auction. … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXVIII: Bad Bid Archie

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXVIII: Bad Bid Archie By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank could hardly believe what he was seeing just the other night at the local duplicate club as he watched Lucky Archie and his novice … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIII: A Sneaky 6NT

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXIII: A Sneaky 6NT By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Just the other night at the local duplicate club, Poor Frank got some retribution for all the wrongs he had suffered at the hands of Lucky … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXII: Three Paths to Slam

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXII: Three Paths to Slam By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   An interesting hand came up just the other night at the local duplicate club. Three of the club’s top declarers had a shot at … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXI: The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLXI: The Agony and the Ecstasy By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Readers will recall that in Poor Frank CLX, our hero bid and made six diamonds against Lucky Archie. His result looked to be … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLX: Bad Karma

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLX: Bad Karma By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Poor Frank needed a good board against his rival on the last hand of the night and they drew the following cards:   Lucky Archie led the … Continue reading

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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 CLIV: The Archie Squeeze

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CLIV: The Archie Squeeze By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The winner at the local duplicate just the other night depended on how Poor Frank did against Lucky Archie on the last board.   Lucky Archie … Continue reading

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A Very Welcome Promotion for the Six of Hearts

A Very Welcome Promotion for the Six of Hearts By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Bridge buffs know the value of their high cards very well, but they sometimes overlook the value of the little spot cards. However, this is never … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVIII: Kowalski Ignores Critics

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVIII: Kowalski Ignores Critics By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Many critics of Team Porcupine single out Stanislaus Kowalski as the weak link in the team’s lineup. They frequently say things like, “Kowalski has no concept … Continue reading

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