- Paperback: 156 pages
- Publisher: Wilshire Book Co; Reprint edition (June 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879804017
- ISBN-13: 978-0879804015
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduction to Declarers Play Paperback – June 1, 1990
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More About the Author
Eddie, a two-time World Champion, is highly regarded as a player and known as one of bridge's great ambassadors.
Eddie learned to play bridge at age 11. By the time he was 17, he was teaching the game to his friends. Eddie was so enthusiastic about bridge that he often took his bridge books to school, hiding them behind his textbooks so that the teachers couldn't see him reading about bridge during class. At the University of Minnesota, where Eddie studied foreign languages, he taught bridge to pay his tuition.
Eddie gained stature as a player by winning 2 World Championship titles and 11 North American Championships. His North American titles include wins in the Spingold Knockout Teams, the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams, and the Grand National Teams. Eddie is a Grand Master in World Bridge Federation rankings and an ACBL Grand Life Master. Today Eddie is best known as a writer, and many of his books are considered classics. When not playing bridge or writing about the subject, he can be found playing paddle tennis (an offshoot of tennis) or bridge at the paddle tennis courts at Venice Beach (come and join the fun in either game). By the way, Eddie is the only person ever to have played in both a World Bridge Championship and a World Table Tennis Championship (he did better at bridge).
Eddie was inducted into the Bridge Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year he was inducted into the Minnesota State Table Tennis Hall of Fame.
Top Customer Reviews
Although the declarer's play is easier to learn than defender's play, this book presents in the concise and logical way main methods of declarer play.
The book is little old, but still, it is a very good begiining to learn bridge play.
Part I - Notrump Play
1. Sure Tricks
2. Establishing Tricks
3. Taking Tricks with the Spot-Cards
4. Taking Tricks by Finessing
5. The Hold-Up Play
6. The Danger Hand
Part II - Trump Play
7. The Trump Suit
8. Counting Losers
9. Creating Extra Winners
10. Long Suit Establishment
11. Trumping in the Short Hand
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is easy reading and really has boosted my knowledge of bridge, after
one year lessons, this book made it all clear what my teacher taught me.
Great review for the beginner/intermediate player. Well known author. Will improve play for anyone. A must text for anyone playing the game.Published 19 months ago by 14700Shopper
really helps me as a beginner. explains in a simplified manner. would very much recommend it to a new beginner for duplicate bridgePublished 21 months ago by Marilyn Klinkenberg
Very good book to learn the stragecdy of the play of the hand in bridge. We learn contracts in class but never really learn how to disect the hand to distinguish when to pull trump... Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN A CLEAR AND THOUGHTFUL MANNER. IT IS EASY TO READ AND COMPREHEND. DEFINETLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.Published on February 8, 2013 by Gary Rebholtz
It is most helpful. I am a beginning bridge player. I need every bit of help that I can get.Published on January 13, 2013 by sheila
Eddie Kantar is one of my favorite bridge authors. He writes with clarity and humor. I don't believe you can go wrong when buying any book written by Kantar.Published on September 23, 2012 by Consumer
Haven't really had to opportunity to use this book yet but it appears to be useful. I purchased a used copy there are some scribblings in it but it doesn't interfere with the text.Published on November 30, 2011 by Deb