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.
16 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resident receives U.S. citizenship
For one Longboat Key resident, facing the American flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance held special meaning at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s April 3 breakfast meeting.
Lacrosse players engineer spring break
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lacrosse team members hit the beach on Longboat Key during their recent spring break.
Observer wins 20 Local Media Association awards
Local Media Association, made up of 2,000 newspapers in U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its 2013 Editorial Contest Monday. The Observer Group won a total of 20 awards among eight of its newspapers, making it the third top company winner.