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Deal Us In: Opening bid shows vulnerability

Deal Us In: Opening bid shows vulnerability

August 17, 2011

The vulnerability makes an opening bid by the dealer a good choice. Having the 4-4-4-1 distribution, most North players will open the hand one diamond. Once the heart fit is found, North will bid the game.

Deal Us In: Seven cards can be the right fit

Deal Us In: Seven cards can be the right fit

August 10, 2011

It is often stressed that a combined holding of at least eight cards in a suit makes for a satisfactory trump suit. However, a seven-card fit, especially in a major suit, is often adequate.

Deal Us In: Technique is the key in this hand

Deal Us In: Technique is the key in this hand

August 3, 2011

This hand gives the reader a chance to display his technique by deciding how he would play a three notrump contract after a heart lead.

Bridge Scoreboard

Bridge Scoreboard

July 27, 2011

View the results for the Longboat Key Duplicate Bridge Club

Deal Us In: Special skills can aid in bridge win

Deal Us In: Special skills can aid in bridge win

July 27, 2011

Bunny Roland, of Traverse City, Mich., proves that she has the special skills to win at this duplicate bridge game.

COMMUNITY SPORTS TIPS: When to stretch

COMMUNITY SPORTS TIPS: When to stretch

July 26, 2011

This week, Fitness Together-Lakewood Ranch owner and personal trainer Nick Clark shares tips for stretching properly.

Public Tennis Center courts new players

Public Tennis Center courts new players

July 20, 2011

The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center has plenty of challenges during season. Its schedule is filled with events such as the Observer Cup Challenge and the Fidelity Investments Senior Doubles tournaments that challenge tennis players to test their skills in a competitive setting.

Deal Us In: Too much duck

Deal Us In: Too much duck

July 20, 2011

When this hand was dealt at a local duplicate game, a number of pairs ended up in the three notrump contract. Some Wests elected to lead the Jack of diamonds.

Deal Us In: Card combinations can be crucial

Deal Us In: Card combinations can be crucial

July 13, 2011

There has been much written about how to handle certain card combinations. There are still many that you have to work out at the table.

PHOTO GALLERY: Paddleboarding and Windsurfing Camp

PHOTO GALLERY: Paddleboarding and Windsurfing Camp

July 8, 2011

Sixteen campers learned how to windsurf and paddleboard during a four-day camp led by Island Style Water Sports and US Sailing certified instructor Laurel Kaiser from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. out at Ken Thompson Park as well as at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.



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