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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXI: A Devil of a Coup

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LXI: A Devil of a Coup By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   All bridge buffs are fascinated by the Devil’s Coup, a play in which a “certain” trump loser disappears. When players see this coup … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LX: A Crucial Discard

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LX: A Crucial Discard By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Discarding is truly one of the hardest parts of the game and many times a player must make a discard before that player is fully … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIX: Doubled Delight

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIX: Doubled Delight By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com   Stanislaus Kowalski of Team Porcupine recently remarked to his teammates, “You know, sometimes I think the Great Shuffler simply creates hands to test the souls of … 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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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVII: Always the Count

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVII: Always the Count By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Bridge buffs know that if they have any super power, it is their ability to count to thirteen. Most bridge buffs apply this power to the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVI: A Backwards Smother

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LVI: A Backwards Smother By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com Porczouk Nograwowicz of Team Porcupine recently had an opportunity to execute a very r   After Kowalski raised him to 4♦, Nograwowicz bid his meager values … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIV: Transferring the Squeeze

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LIV: Transferring the Squeeze By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com One of the prettiest plays in bridge is the transfer squeeze. This week readers have a chance to see how Porczouk Nograwowicz recently executed one in … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LII: The Man Who Counts

The Adventures of Team Porcupine, Part LII: The Man Who Counts By Ray Adams frankandarchie@yahoo.com The player who counts in bridge has a big advantage over those who do not. Porczouk Nograwowicz counts. After an extremely contentious auction, Nograwowicz ended … Continue reading

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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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