160pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-894154-68-0
$22.95 $16.95 £10.50
Categories: General Interest
A treasury of short pieces from one of the bridge world's favorite writers. Great stories, great hands, tips and tricks to help your game - the best of the best!
Eddie Kantar (Santa Monica, CA) is one of the most popular and prolific bridge writers in the world. A winner of two World Championships, and a member of the Bridge Hall of Fame, his many books include Modern Bridge Defense, Advanced Bridge Defense, the hilarious Kantar on Kontract, and of course, Roman Keycard Blackwood. His work appears regularly in many bridge magazines around the world.
"Writing good bridge columns, particularly for daily newspapers, is a specialized talent. Words are at a premium; you must know your target audience; the bridge should be interesting; a lesson to be learned would be nice; and above all, a little humor goes a long way. Eddie Kantar had a bridge column for a while (a long, long time ago) in a couple of local newspapers. I even starred in one of his columns (He was obviously desparate for material). This is a collection of some of his finest.
— Ron Garber
"Simply a great collection, and one of the books of the year."
— ACBL Bulletin
"The material is wonderful, and a lot of it has heretofore appeared only in local publications, so much will be new even to widely-read enthusiasts. The author's love of the game leaps off virtually every page. You should definitely buy this book, but DO NOT READ IT. Instead, put it away in a special place and save it for a day when everything has gone wrong, and the world and its troubles have made you blue. Then unsheathe your secret weapon and start reading; your mood will soon change to pink."
— The Bridge World
"Eddie Kantar is one of the few world champions who have successfully translated their ability at the table onto the printed page. His latest book, Kantar on Kontract, is a collection of the best of his writings over the last 40 years, and includes many deals with humorous and self-deprecating punch lines, as well as many informative tips."
— The Aces on Bridge
"A highly recommendable and very enjoyable book."
— Jon Sveindal, Norway
"Eddie Kantar gets my vote as the absolute best bridge writer at combining fun with instruction, and nowhere will you find this better illustrated than his latest offering."
— National Post
"As you read the book, you can imagine that you are sitting with Eddie in some New York bar, enjoying him tell you story after story. The deals are excellent, and the writing laced with self-deprecating humor."
— Bridge Plus
"A superb collection."
— New York Times