Edwin Kantar bibliography

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Edwin Kantar is a bridge player and writer with over 35 bridge books written since 1960; he is a regular contributor to the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, The Bridge World, and Bridge Today. In a survey of bridge writers and players, Complete Defensive Bridge Play was among the top 10 of all-time favorite bridge books. He has won the American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) award for Best Book of the Year four times.

Co-author(s) Title Editions and Printings Notes
A New Lessons Series
  • 1960: Eddie Kantar, 47p.
Bidding
  • 1963: Kantar (Los Angeles), 37p.
  • 1965: Revised, 52p.
Defensive Play
  • 1964: Eddie Kantar, 29p.
  • 1967: Revised 1967, 51p.
Play of the Hand Complete
  • 1965: Eddie Kantar, 108p.
A Comprehensive Bridge Manual
  • 1965: Eddie Kantar, 122p.
  • 1967: Revised, 143p.
How to Win at Bridge
  • 1967: Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), Wilshire Self-Improvement Library, 143p.
Introduction to Declarer's Play
Introduction to Defender's Play
  • 1968: Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), 153p.
  • 1968: Prentice Hall (Endlewood Cliffs, NJ), 153p.
  • 1971: Muller (London), ISBN 978-0-584-10394-6, 153p.
  • 1977: Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), ISBN 978-0-87980-322-3, 153p.
Bridge Bidding Made Easy: A Modern Guide to the Language of the Game
  • 1972: Wilshire Book Co. (North Hollywood, CA), 256p.
  • 1974: Reprinted, 272p., ISBN 978-0-87980-012-3
  • 1978: Reprinted, 272p.
Jackson, Stanley Gamesman Bridge: Play Better with Kantar
Bridge Conventions: A Guide to Understanding Techniques of Modern Bidding
Test Your Bridge Play: Volume 1, 100 Declarer-Play Problems Designed to Improve Your Card Playing Techniques
Defensive Bridge Play Complete Tile on spine: Complete Defensive Bridge Play
Fifty-two Facts of Bridge Life
  • 1975-2007: Various Publishers, 12p.
Bridge Humor
  • 1977: Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), Melvin Powers Self-improvement Library, 151p., ISBN 978-0-87980-342-1
An Expert's Guide to Improving Your Bidding Skills
Reese, Terence Defend with Your Life
Test Your Bridge Play: Volume 2, 100 Declarer-Play Problems Designed to Improve Card Playing Techniques for Bridge Players Who Are Sick and Tired of Going Down in Cold Contracts
Kantar For The Defense, Volume 1
  • 1983: Wilshire Book Co. (North Hollywood, CA), Melvin Powers Self-improvement Library, 200p., ISBN 978-0-87980-400-8
Kantar For the Defense, Volume 2
  • 1984: Wilshire Book Co. (North Hollywood, CA), Melvin Powers Self-improvement Library, 200p., ISBN 978-0-87980-409-1
The Forcing Pass in Contract Bridge
A New Approach to Play and Defense, Volume 1 American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) Book of the Year 1986 [1]
A New Approach to Play and Defense, Volume 2: 100 New Problems-In Matched Pairs-To Play Both Ways
Kantar Lessons I-IV [Monograms]
  • 1988-2000: Eddie Kantar (Venice CA), Lesson I: 1988 / Lesson II: 1989 / Lesson III: 1996 / Lesson IV: 2000
Lesson III was American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) Book of the Year 1996 [2]
The Best of Eddie Kantar: Funny Stories from the Bridge Table
Roman Keycard Blackwood: The Untold Story
  • 1991: Granovetter Book (Ballston Lake, NY), ISBN 978-0-940257-09-2, 1991, 128p.
  • 1993: Reprinted, C&T Bridge Supplies (Los Alamitos, CA), ISBN 978-0-9628297-4-1, 141p.
  • 1995: Robert Hale Limited, ISBN 978-0-7090-5641-6, 118p.
  • 2004: 4th Edition: Roman Keycard Blackwood: Slam Bidding for the 21st Century, Master Point Press, Revised and Updated, ISBN 978-1-894154-88-8, 266p.
  • 2008: 5th Edition: Roman Keycard Blackwood: The Final Word, Master Point Press
A Treasury of Bridge Tips: 540 Bidding Tips to Improve Your Partner's Game
Take Your Tricks: Over 550 Declarer Play Tips That You Can Take To The Bank
Defensive Tips For Bad Card Holders: Over Five-Hundred Hands to Improve Your Defensive Play
Bridge for Dummies American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) Book of the Year 1997 [3]
Eddie Kantar Teaches Modern Bridge Defense American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) Book of the Year 1999 [4]
Eddie Kantar Teaches Advanced Bridge Defense American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) Book of the Year 1999 [5]
Classic Kantar: A Collection of Bridge Humor
Eddie Kantar Teaches Topics in Declarer Play at Bridge
Kantar on Kontract
Thinking Bridge: Kantar Lesson Hands 1-100
  • 2005: Edwin Kantar, 100p.

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