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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LI: Kowalski’s Reverse

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LI: Kowalski’s Reverse By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com All experienced bridge buffs know what a reverse is. A player first bids a lower ranking suit, then later bids a higher ranking suit at the two … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part L: Nograwowicz Finds a Way

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part L: Nograwowicz Finds a Way By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Porczouk Nograwowicz of Team Porcupine was faced with a very difficult play problem in a recent regional after his opponent made what could best be … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVIII: A Pretty Cool Slam

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLVIII: A Pretty Cool Slam By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Team Porcupine frequently bids and makes slams that other teams fail to reach. Opponents of the team call this “lucky” and overbidding,” while the … 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 Team Porcupine, Part XLV: Overcoming a Rare Error

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLV: Overcoming a Rare Error By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   No bridge player is perfect and that is as true of Porczouk Nograwowicz of Team Porcupine as it is any other excellent player. What … 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 Team Porcupine, Part XLI: The Key Bid

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XLI: The Key Bid By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com On many hands, there is one key bid that can be made which will change the entire outcome of the hand. Harrington Konejwicz of Team Porcupine … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXXVII: Team Porcupine vs. the Silver Fox By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Part V: A Nod to Vienna, Board 19   In matchpoints, the strategy is to reach the contract that scores more. For … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXIX: A Knack for Slams

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXIX: A Knack for Slams By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Picking the right slam is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you have to start exploring at the four level. Team Porcupine … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXII: A Kowalski Transfer

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XXII:  A Kowalski Transfer By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Team Porcupine members are fond of a bidding eccentricity on the part of Stanislaus Kowalski that they like to call a “Kowalski Transfer.”  The following … Continue reading

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