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.
July 24, 2012
Longboat Key Club's annual tennis camp is full of kids serving, volleying, running and most importantly have lots of fun.
July 18, 2012
"Third-hand high" is common advice, and on this hand, East plays "Third hand extra high" in order to fool Declarer.
July 11, 2012
3NT is the normal contract, and nine top tricks are available.
3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?