Hoyle's Games

Lippincott, 1868

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Seite 168 - Reckon how many points you must have to bring home to your size point in your own tables the man that is at the greatest distance from it, and do the like by every other man that is abroad ; when the numbers are...
Seite 212 - ... 25. Never cover a check with a piece that a pawn pushed upon it may take, for fear of only getting that pawn for it 26.
Seite 97 - ... but if the points be fifteen, it is seven to six against that hand : yet it would not, therefore, always be prudent to stand at fifteen, for as the ace may be calculated both ways ; it is rather above an even bet that the adversary's two first cards amount to more than fourteen. A natural...
Seite 96 - ... another card, which, if required, must be given from off the top of the pack, and afterwards another, or more, if desired, till the points of the additional card or cards, added to those dealt, exceed or make twenty-one exactly, or such a number less than twenty-one as may be judged proper to stand upon.
Seite 137 - O. ; but if the ball falls into either of the bar holes, they win all the bets upon the opposite letter, and do not pay to that in which it falls, an advantage in the proportion of two to forty, or five per cent, in their favour.
Seite 95 - ... all other games, to shuffle them again. 2. When this is done, the adversary cuts them ; after which the dealer gives one card to his opponent, and one to himself.
Seite 70 - Bast is a penalty incurred by not winning when you stand your game, or by renouncing ; in which cases you pay as many counters as are down.
Seite 209 - J'adoube, he may be compelled to take it, or, if it cannot be taken, to move his king. 5. When a pawn is moved two steps, it may be taken by any adversary's pawn, which it passes, and the capturing pawn must be placed in that square over which the other leaps. 6. The king cannot castle if he has before moved, if he is in check, if in castling he passes a check, or if the rook has moved. 7. Whenever a player checks his adversary's king, he must say Check, otherwise the adversary need not notice the...
Seite 36 - If your partner refuses to trump a suit, of which he knows you have not the best, lead your best trump.
Seite 37 - It is better to lead from ace and nine, than from ace and ten. 31. It is better to lead trumps through an ace or king, than through a queen or knave. 32. If you are reduced to the last trump, some winning cards, and one losing card only, lead the losing card.

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