Melvin Powers Wilshire Book Company
Phone: 818-700-1522
Home Page
Wilshire Books
Self-Help, Motivational
Marriage, Sex and Parenthood
Horse Lovers' Library
Become a Published Author
Libros en Espanol
Order Books
Contact Us
Melvin Powers
About Melvin Powers
Books by Melvin Powers
FAQs About Mail Order
Make Money with Classified Ads
Achieve Your Financial Goals
Og Mandino Reviews
Mailorder Expert Reveals Monynaking Secrets
Entrepreneurs' Bookstore
Entrepreneurs' Business Opportunities
Sell Books
Melvin Powers
Internet Guru Reveals Monynaking Secrets
Introduction to Defender's Play
by Edwin B. Kantar
Introduction to Declarer's Play
The first step in playing a bridge hand is to count your sure tricks.
The game of bridge revolves around the bidding for and the taking of tricks. In Introduction to Declarer's Play we are not worried about the bidding – just the taking.

The most important single move in bridge that you must make before playing out a hand is to count your tricks.

Whenever you play a bridge hand, you get to see all of your partner's cards before you play. Your partner's hand is called the dummy – and that term has nothing to do with the way he may have bid his hand.

So what you do after the opponent on your left makes an opening lead is to look at one suite at a time; look, for example, at your spades and at dummy's spades and count the number of sure tricks you have in that suit. Then you go through the same process in each suit and come up with a figure. That is a very important figure. It tells you how many tricks you can take at a moment's notice.

Introduction to Declarer's Play is divided into two sections: Notrump Play and Trump Play. In Notrump Play, categories examined are Sure Tricks, Establishing Tricks, Taking Tricks with the Spot-Cards, Taking Tricks by Finessing, The Hold-Up Play and the Danger Hand. In Trump Play, the categories are The Trump Suit, Counting Losers, Creating Extra Winners, Long Suit Establishment and Trumping in the Short Hand.

Introduction to Declarer's Play, written by one of the outstanding world bridge experts, can teach you the declarer's skills you need to play winning bridge.

Introduction to Declarer's Play
158 pages....$15.00

Available wherever books are sold or from the publisher. Send $15.00 (CA res. $16.39) plus $4.00 per book S/H ($20.00 per book for airmail outside USA) to:
Wilshire Book Company, 9731 Variel Avenue, Chatsworth, CA  91311-4315.
Secure Order Online from Wilshire Book Company

Or, order through PayPal:

PayPal Verified
credit cards
Contact Us
Copyright © 1995 - 2014 Wilshire Book Company. All rights reserved.
Introduction to Defender's Play
Kantar for the Defense Volume 1
Kantar for the Defense Volume 2
Introduction to Declarer's Play
The Dragon Slayer with a Heavy Heart