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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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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXIII: Lucky Archie’s Unlucky Choice

By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com      The struggle between Poor Frank and Lucky Archie was so close the other night that the winner of that evening’s game would depend on Lucky Archie’s opening lead on the following hand: In the auction, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXII: Vision Problems

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXXII: Vision Problems By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Poor Frank was certain that Lucky Archie was having vision problems when the following hand came up at their local club:     In the auction, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XIX: Kowalski’s Bold Bid

  The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part XIX: Kowalski’s Bold Bid By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com As followers of Team Porcupine are well aware, Stanislaus Kowalski considers the best part of his game to be placing difficult contracts in the capable … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXX: An Unkind Cut

The Adventures of Poor Frank, Part CXX: An Unkind Cut By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Most bridge buffs like bidding gadgets, and Poor Frank is no exception. O f course, any convention designed to give information to partner can also … Continue reading

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