July 11, 2012
3NT is the normal contract, and nine top tricks are available.
July 3, 2012
This week you are playing E-W, and because the problem is a tough one, you get four attempts to beat the contract.
June 27, 2012
Perhaps East should have tried 5 (diamonds) over 4 (spades), that would be a cheap sacrifice if 4 (spades) is making.
June 20, 2012
This week's hand features an astonishing defense by West — we'll get to the winning play by degrees.
June 13, 2012
This week we feature a terrific opening lead, found in real life by John Brady, of Jacksonville (known to some as Dr. Goodlead).
June 8, 2012
Sharapova could complete career Grand Slam on Saturday.
June 6, 2012
As the play-of-the-hand develops, Declarer is constantly on the lookout for the clues, which will point to the right line of play. But, these clues don't always come gift-wrapped; sometimes, Declarer must go fishing.
May 30, 2012
After N-S reached 3NT, East, figuring that his side had a profitable sacrifice, offered his partner a choice between 4♥ or 4♠. This pushed N-S to the perilous contract of 5♦, which, as you will see, Declarer is about to bungle.
May 30, 2012
Once upon a time, a beach vacation consisted primarily of soaking up the sun, catching up on reading and taking a Pina Colada off a tray.
May 23, 2012
Manfred Welfonder, an 11-year resident of Longboat Key, began playing tennis as a young man in Germany.
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.