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.
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).
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.