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.
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
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.