Gamesman Bridge: Play Better with Kantar - Edwin B Kantar & Jackson StanleyGamesman Bridge: Play Better with Kantar - Edwin B Kantar & Jackson Stanley
40th anniversary edition - reprinted in 2012 - originally published in 1972
Paperback, 186 pages
There are two ways to do everything in this world - the right way and the wrong way. The same goes for teaching bridge. This highly original book shows what can happen to a bridge player who has been taught wrong. That happened to Jack Stanley, and he appealed to Eddie Kantar for help. The results of their sessions have been set down in dialogue form to provide a bridge book as entertaining as it is instructive.
Kantar teaches Stanley what to lead and why and how to avoid taking unnecessary finesses. He teaches him to count, to draw inferences from his opponents bids and plays, and to improve communications with his partner.
At last Stanley makes modest progress. He learns to listen to the bidding and to count side suites as well as trumps. He brings off an end-play. On purpose. Then comes the climax. He plays with Kantar in a championship tournament and achieves the dream of ever duplicate player, to sit with one of the greats for a full fifty-two boards of play.
Foreword by Jim Jacoby