September 15, 2011
This week, PGA Master Teaching Professional Jacques Panet-Raymond shares the fundamentals necessary for consistency.
September 14, 2011
"You can easily see," writes Alma Jones, of Iron Mountain, Mich., "looking at mine and my partner's hands that a three notrump contract would have been better and easier to make but difficult to bid."
September 7, 2011
West led his fourth-best diamond, and the declarer lost no time in going set. Declarer won the king of diamonds, cashed the ace of trump and finessed the Jack. West took his queen and continued with a diamond.
August 31, 2011
When Debra Smith of Ocala sent me this hand with the bidding at her table, I knew it was best that I was not her partner sitting North.
August 24, 2011
How do you make six clubs when West leads the Jack of diamonds? The North-South bidding was a bit aggressive, but the slam seems to depend on the finesse through East, who had opened the bidding.
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.
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.
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.
July 27, 2011
View the results for the Longboat Key Duplicate Bridge Club
July 27, 2011
Bunny Roland, of Traverse City, Mich., proves that she has the special skills to win at this duplicate bridge game.
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
17 Taste of St. Armands
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Goliath grouper lives up to name
Talk about a real big fish.
Mazel tov to Klauber and Mancini
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, with its Civic Achievement Award in November.
Bob Havel celebrates 90 years with family members
Bob Havel recently celebrated his 90th birthday on Longboat Key with 24 members of his family.