September 19, 2012
East made a couple of fine defensive plays on this deal, but Declarer parried with some good plays of her own and eventually prevailed.
September 12, 2012
We round out our series on bridge coups with a personal favorite.
September 4, 2012
The 66th annual Sarasota Sailing Squadron Labor Day Regatta starting Friday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 2
August 29, 2012
Historians of the Spanish-American War will have no difficulty figuring out how this week's coup got its exotic name. For the rest of us, there is Google.
August 22, 2012
West leads the King, and Declarer craftily ducks. Now, if West continues, he gives Declarer a second trick in the suit.
August 15, 2012
This week's deal contains a little bit of magic whereby a "certain" trump loser evaporates into thin air thanks to some well-timed Declarer play.
August 8, 2012
Many times in a class or the gym, someone will ask, 'Can I do that exercise?' A better question might be, 'How can I do that exercise?'
August 8, 2012
We continue our look at some of bridge's exotic coups, and this week it is the Morton's Fork, a play that offers an opponent a choice of evils. Here, the Fork allows Declarer to bring home the 6♥ contract.
August 1, 2012
Bridge has a number of exotic "coups," and for the next few weeks we'll look at some of them, starting with the aptly named Crocodile Coup.
July 25, 2012
N-S stumble into 4♠, and West leads A♦. Declarer can count five Spade tricks and four Clubs.
26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
29 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
30 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3 Food and Wine on Pine
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Capt. Benjamin Grodi honored with military medal
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Grodi, son-in-law of Longboat Key residents Nelson and Laurin Goldner, was recently honored with the Meritorious Service Medal.
Campaign Against Summer Hunger
Here are the week’s donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger.
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.