166pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-897106-55-6
$22.95 $19.95 £12.95
Categories: Intermediate | Declarer Play | Problems & Puzzles
Selecting the best line of play in a bridge hand as declarer is not easy. Most novices know something about basic odds and percentages, and can often find a line that offers a reasonable chance of success. However, the expert will skilfully combine options, so as to take advantage of more than chance. Rather than putting all his eggs in one basket, he will 'stay alive', squeezing out every extra chance. In this book of intermediate problems, Kantar shows the reader how to do this — there is always a line of play that will allow you take all your chances, and bring home your contract.
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.
"Kantar has produced another outstanding book for teachers and students. The format is easy to follow, and humor shines throughout. Buy the book to improve your own game, or as an extremely useful teaching aid."
— The American Bridge Teachers Association
"Excellent for players who want to take more tricks as declarer. Kantar is perennially the Bridge Bulletin's most popular columnist." A+
— ACBL Bulletin
"Let's see: 100 problems at four problems a day. That adds up to 25 days of instruction from one of the best teachers in the game. That's good value for your money."
— Belleville Intelligencer
"With the deals and advice ranging from intermediate to advanced levels, there's something for everyone — and the writing is so smooth, you may not even notice you're receiving instruction!"
— The National Post
"100 declarer-play problems. The author covers every instructive angle of a deal but keeps the text light and amusing."
— The New York Times
"The 100 problems are analyzed on a much higher level than in most intermediate texts. Much in evidence are Kantar's trademarks: his timeless tips. Other positives include crisp writing, clear conversational explanations, challenging problems with preannounced degrees of difficulty, repeating themes, careful problem creation, and mistake-free editing. Overall, this is an excellent challenge for advancing intermediates."
— Bruce Altshuler, The Bridge World