Eddie Kantar
   
 

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How to order print books: If you see books you want Eddie to send you — print out these pages, circle the books you want to buy, fill in your info, and mail this to him at his address below along with your check. Eddie will autograph and/or inscribe any book(s) you purchase upon request. Take a look at his special Jumbo Deals!

EBOOKS TOO!
Many of Eddie's books are now available as downloadable ebooks:  (electronic copies) 

TREASURY OF BIDDING TIPS - 2nd Edition      

MAR 2013 release New!

574 tips to improve your partner's game

Twenty years ago, Kantar set about distilling his bridge wisdom into a trilogy of books for the intermediate player, one each on Bidding, Play and Defense. Each consisted of several hundred short Tips. Absorbing even a fraction of the tips could improve your game by at least 25%. The bidding tips in this book have been completely revised and updated by the author in the light of modern developments, and a number of new tips have been added. Intermediate.

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Price:

$19.95

DEFENSIVE TIPS FOR BAD CARD HOLDERS - 2nd Edition      

NOV 2012 release New!

576 tips to improve your defensive play at bridge

Kantar’s original trilogy on Bidding, Play and Defense distilled his wisdom into several hundred tips on each topic. He believes that any reader who absorbs even a fraction of them will improve his or her game by at least 25%. This edition of the book on defense is revised in light of modern bidding, and adds a number of new tips. Intermediate.

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Price:

$23.95

TAKE ALL YOUR CHANCES 2 AT BRIDGE    

JULY 2011 release

In this newly released sequel to the book listed below, Eddie presents another collection of challenging play problems for players. Again, the theme is not just finding a good line of play: the trick is to combine as many possible lines as possible to optimize your chances of making the contract. Full of Eddie's inimitable humor and extra tips, as well as lots of good bridge, this one is another sure winner.

The original Take All Your Chances at Bridge was published in 2009 and has already been reprinted twice.

$19.95

TAKE ALL YOUR CHANCES AT BRIDGE

This book was awarded the honor of
Best Intermediate Bridge Book of 2010
by the American Bridge Teacher's Association

Selecting the best line of play as declarer on a bridge hand is not easy.  Most players know something about basic odds and percentages, and can usually come up with a line that offers a reasonable chance of success.  However, the expert player will skillfully combine options to take advantage of more than one possibility.  Rather than putting all your eggs in one basket, Eddie will show you how to 'stay alive' and squeeze out extra chances that substantially increase your odds of landing your contract. The book has 100 intermediate play problems, and by the time you are through with it, you will be a far more skilled declarer. That's a promise!

$18.95

Intro to Declarer's and Defender's PlayJumbo Deal #1

• TAKE ALL YOUR CHANCES AT BRIDGE
• TAKE ALL YOUR CHANCES 2 AT BRIDGE

You can have both for $35.00 instead of $39.00. Postage is included in the $35.00 price (except Canadian readers add $3.00 per book for a Jumbo Deal).

$35.00

(Price includes U.S. postage)

ROMAN KEYCARD BLACKWOOD:
The Final Word
5th Edition


This is the fifth (and according to Eddie, the very last) edition of what is acknowledged to be the definitive book on a convention that every serious player uses. Completely revised and updated, this newest version contains even more leading-edge ideas, and is full of examples, quizzes and practice hands ... a must for every serious player. You will have to go over this stuff with your regular partner and pick and choose what you are comfortable with before you pull some of the ideas included on your partner! But it's worth it! 

$22.95

KANTAR ON KONTRACT


A collection of 97 of Eddie's best-ever bridge columns spanning a period of over 40 years. You'll find great stories, great hands, great disasters, tips, plenty of instruction, humor of course, and a very  enjoyable read. Has opened to wonderful reviews. A great gift.

$16.95

THINKING BRIDGE — 100 MAGIC HANDS

TEACHERS WILL LOVE THIS! These intermediate hands are designed to help the student develop proper thinking habits as the bidding play and defense progresses. Each student is involved one way or another in most every hand.
I use these hands exclusively when I teach and the feed back has been unbelievable. You will never have to worry about having good hands for your classes again. And everything you should be telling your students is right there in the commentaries sections. All the teacher has to do is look over the hands before presenting them to the class. The hands cover a variety of themes, all dealing with 'thinking bridge'. These hands are applicable with any bidding system. There is also a list of suggestions as to how best to teach with these hands.
  The hands come in groups of 10, and all 100 cost $50.00. However, I will email you hands 1-10, including the method I use to teach with these hands. If you like what you see and want to purchase more hands, the price for the first 10 ($10.00) will be included in the next purchase.
  I can send these hands via email attachment in 'Word' or hard copy in a spiral bound book or both for the same price. The price for 100 is $50.00.
  There is now a Thinking Bridge II - Hands 101-200 and Thinking Bridge III - Hands 201-300. Each set comes with a 'Theme' page making it easier for the teacher to group the hands if desired.

$50.00
(For 100 hands)

 

$10.00
(Set of 10 hands)

Topics in Declarer Play at BridgeEDDIE KANTAR TEACHES
TOPICS IN DECLARER PLAY AT BRIDGE

An intermediate level book on the play of the hand dealing with Entries, Long Suit Establishment, Finessing (When to and when NOT to), the dreaded Counting and how to plan a Strip and End Play.  The author guarantees this book will improve your play of the hand. Rave reviews. See Jumbo Deals #2 and #3 for savings]

$25.95

Topics In Declarer Play CD editionCD-ROM EDITION of above book
EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES
TOPICS IN DECLARER PLAY

This interactive edition is an educational and fun software product that presents the same material in interactive mode (including entry mangagment, long suit establishment, finessing, counting and endplay techniques. Test yourself with many quizzes that follow. [See ebook]

$34.95

(Price includes U.S. postage)

Modern Bridge DefenseEDDIE KANTAR TEACHES
MODERN BRIDGE DEFENSE

Intermediate defense play has never been explained better. Awarded American Bridge Teachers’ Association 1999 Best Intermediate Bridge Book of the Year. [See ebook]

[See Jumbo Deal #1 or #2 for savings]

$25.95

Modern Bridge Defense CD editionCD-ROM EDITION of above book
EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES
MODERN BRIDGE DEFENSE

This interactive edition is an educational and fun software product that presents the same material in interactive mode (including opening leads, signaling, second and third hand play and discarding), giving you a chance to try the quest8ons, practice hands and tests. The animated diagrams make following the play a snap.

$34. 95

(Price includes U.S. postage)

Advanced Bridge DefenseEDDIE KANTAR TEACHES
ADVANCED BRIDGE DEFENSE

Advanced defensive play has never been explained more clearly.  Learn how to count the declarer's hand, count the declarer's points, count the declarer's tricks, plan the defense, take extra tricks in the trump suit, make winning inferences, and more! Awarded the ABTA 1999 Best Advanced Bridge Book of the Year

[See Jumbo Deal #1 or #2 for savings]

$25.95

Advanced Bridge Defense CD editionCD-ROM EDITION of above book
EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES
ADVANCED BRIDGE DEFENSE

This interactive edition presents the same material in interactive mode (including defensive strategy, inferences, counting techniques, how to develop extra trump tricks, false carding and lead directing doubles) are explained so thoroughly that even experts will benefit from studying them.

$34.95

(Price includes U.S. postage)

Modern and Advanced Bridge DefenseJumbo Deal #2

My two Defensive Books described above:
• EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES MODERN BRIDGE DEFENSE and
• EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES ADVANCED BRIDGE DEFENSE
sell for 25.95 each

If anyone wants to buy them both, you can have them for $46.00 instead of $52.00.   Postage is included in the $46.00 price (except Canadian readers add $6.00 per book for a Jumbo Deal).

$46.00

(Price includes U.S. postage)

Topics in Declarer plus Modern and Advanced DefenseJumbo Deal #3

Get three books:
the Play of the Hand book along with the two Defensive Books:
• EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES TOPICS IN DECLARER PLAY AT BRIDGE,
• EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES MODERN BRIDGE DEFENSE and
• EDDIE KANTAR TEACHES ADVANCED BRIDGE DEFENSE
sell for 25.95 each.

You can have all three for $69.00 instead of $78.00. Postage is included in the $69.00 price (except Canadian readers add $5.00 per book for a Jumbo Deal).

$69.00

(Price includes U.S. postage)

Classic KantarCLASSIC KANTAR

A collection of Eddie’s best humorous bridge stories.

$14.95

Bridge for DummiesBRIDGE FOR DUMMIES

(No, not you! But for a friend who wants to learn to play.)
Awarded the American Bridge Teachers' Association "1997 Best Beginning Bridge Book of the Year".  A good reference for intermediate players who wish to brush up on their fundamentals. New edition (updated with new diagrams) now available.

$22.99 

IMPROVE YOUR BIDDING SKILLS

Standard bidding methods in quiz form.  Good bidders never lose!

$10.00

Test Your Play vol1TEST YOUR BRIDGE PLAY, Volume 1 

100 play problems, intermediate to advanced.The last 25 are toughies.

$10.00

Test Your PlayTEST YOUR BRIDGE PLAY, Volume 2

100 play problems, intermediate level. New publisher, better paper, better print, nicer cover,  costs more, but it's worth it! One of my best books.  

 

List price:  $ 19.95   Also available in CD mode.

$19.95

 

Test Your Play vol2 CDCD-ROM EDITION of above book
TEST YOUR PLAY, Volume 2

This interactive edition presents 100 neat intermediate level play problems culled from the book with the same title. Each hand is followed by commentaries and tips. Guaranteed to improve your play of the hand.

$39.95

Test Your PlayTEST YOUR SLAM PLAY
CD-ROM EDITION

You have a chance to play all 82 "Test Your Slam Play" challenges interactively against perfect defense. Then see Eddie's explanation played out trick by trick, describing how you 'should' have played the hand. Afterwards, you can replay the hand as many times as you like to ensure that you have absorbed Eddie's lesson.

Note: If you prefer to download these directly to your computer instead of ordering the CD, you can obtain a downloadable version of Test Your Slam Play from Lorne Russell's website. On his page, you can download a free evaluation version, which allows playing 5 hands of this set. After going through the 5 hands, you'll be given an opportunity to buy a registration number for $39.95 that would allow you to play all 82 hands.

$39.95

Take Your TricksTAKE YOUR TRICKS

Over 550 declarer play tips you can take to the bank.  If declarer play is your Achilles heel,  go no further than this book!

$17.00

Introduction to Declarer's PlayINTRODUCTION TO DECLARER’S PLAY

A basic primer on the play of the hand. Don't leave home without this one!

$15.00

Introduction to Defender PlayINTRODUCTION TO DEFENDER’S PLAY

Beginning defensive concepts, including signaling and opening leads. Or this one!

$15.00

Intro to Declarer's and Defender's PlayJumbo Deal #4

• INTRODUCTION TO DECLARER’S PLAY
• INTRODUCTION TO DEFENDER’S PLAY

Both volumes are $25.00 postage included. This would normally be $30.00 plus postage. Canadian readers add $3.00 per book for this Jumbo Deal.

$25.00

(Price includes U.S. postage)

Kantar for the Defense -vol1KANTAR FOR THE DEFENSE, Volume 1

100 Defensive problems – Intermediate/advanced level.

$10.00

Kantar for the DefenseKANTAR FOR THE DEFENSE, Volume 2

100 more challenging intermediate/advanced defensive problems.

$10.00

New Approach to Play and Defense Vol1A NEW APPROACH TO PLAY AND DEFENSE, Vol. 1

$10.95

[Temporarily out of print]

A New Approach to Play and Defense -vol2A NEW APPROACH TO PLAY AND DEFENSE, Vol. 2

 

$10.95

Play and Defend -CD editionPLAY AND DEFEND — CD-ROM EDITION

A unique set of 100 problems. The first 50 are play of the hand problems where the hand can be made with proper play. The next 50 are the same 50 hands turned around ever so slightly. The point is that now you can defeat those very same hands with proper defense! What fun! Designed after book with the same title, Volume 2. Interactive.

$39.95

The Forcing PassTHE FORCING PASS

A 72 page booklet that tells you if partner's (or your) last bid (or pass) should be considered forcing.

$6.00

Gamesman BridgeGAMESMAN BRIDGE

The trials and tribulations of trying to teach someone who thinks he knows how to play. Much humor and many good tips on bidding, play, and defense.  New edition.  List price: 19.95 

$15.00

60 FACTS OF BRIDGE LIFE  (Don't leave home without them) 

Completely updated 9-19-11 (postage included)

$3.00

(Price includes U.S. postage)

Defend With Your LifeDEFEND WITH YOUR LIFE  (Put on your counting shoes!)

75 Challenging Defensive Problems
(In conjunction with Terrence Reese-updated reprint.)  This is the one to get if you really want to improve your defense.

$17.00

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Canadian residents add 9.00 per book (max. of $23.00)
Canadian orders, please remit in U.S. funds.

California residents add 9.70% sales tax.

All books autographed and/or inscribed upon request.

 

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