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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Wilshire Book Co; Reprint edition (June 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879804017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879804015
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Eddie Kantar, a transplanted Californian, is one of the best-known bridge writers in the world. He has more than 30 bridge books in print, some translated into 8 languages, and is a regular contributor to the Bulletin, The Bridge World, Bridge Today, and many other bridge publications.
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.

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Very good book to learn the stragecdy of the play of the hand in bridge.
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I highly recommend this to someone who is very new to bridge and wants to improve his or her declarer play.
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Mr Kantar's way of explaining the key points is easy to understand and done with a sense of humour.
Sarah 1960

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Prasad Upasani on February 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the best introduction to declarer's play. Not in depth, but you MUST know what's here before you can progress to the next level. After you are done you can read the introduction to defence by the same author. However, to get to expert level in declarer play and defence, you have to read "Card Play Technique" by Victor Mollo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alen Lovrencic on December 15, 2009
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Together with his "Introduction to Defender's Play" makes a great introduction to Bridge plays, the second and equally important part of every Bridge board.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Docent at a college art museum on May 14, 2010
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I am a beginning bridge player. A friend of mine who has played bridge for many years AND is in the same bridge club as Warren Buffet in Omaha, NE (!)recommended this book and the accompanying one to me. No one source is all encompassing, but I've found this little book enormously helpful as I struggle to figure out how to learn strategic play in this game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah 1960 on November 28, 2012
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I found this book to be very helpful to my bridge play. I learned to play bridge a year ago and, whilst I thought I understood the principles of planning the play when Dummy comes down, this book helped me to see the gaps In my knowledge. Mr Kantar's way of explaining the key points is easy to understand and done with a sense of humour. Great book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S on August 16, 2012
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Eddie Kantar does an amazing job explaining the basic concepts of declarer play. I have shown this book to several new players and I have seen their play improve dramatically. I highly recommend this to someone who is very new to bridge and wants to improve his or her declarer play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ConradoSY on May 14, 2009
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It was one of the first bridge book I read and I found it very useful. It gives you a good base to understand declarer's play.
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Great review for the beginner/intermediate player. Well known author. Will improve play for anyone. A must text for anyone playing the game.
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really helps me as a beginner. explains in a simplified manner. would very much recommend it to a new beginner for duplicate bridge
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