Hoyle's Improved Edition of the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games: Containing Copious Directions for Whist, Quadrille, Piquet ... Together with an Analysis of the Game of Chess, and an Engraved Plate for the Instruction of Beginners

John Locken, 1836 - 287 páginas

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Página 280 - Where a Plate is won by two heats, the preference of the horses is determined by the places they are in the second heat.
Página 278 - C, to put an equal sum each into a hat; C, who is the handicapper, makes a match for A and B, who, when they have perused it, put their hands into their pockets, and draw them out closed ; then they open them together, and if both have money in their hands, the match is confirmed : if neither have money, it is no match. In both cases the handicapper draws all the money out of the hat; but if one has money in his hand...
Página 158 - The eldest hand having laid down one, the next must pair him at either end of the piece he may choose, according to the number of pips, or the blank in the compartment of the piece; but whenever any one cannot match the part, either of the domino last put down, or of that unpaired at the other end of the row, then he says " Go;" and the next is at liberty to play.
Página 259 - If the players have crossed each other, he that runs for the wicket which is put down is out.
Página 61 - ... probable one of making your small trumps, which you could not otherwise do. A has four small trumps, ace, queen, &c. of the second suit; king, knave, &c. of a third : and a single card of the fourth. In these sort of hands, I am of opinion, that the chance of winning...
Página 212 - ... queen with your single pawn, and if he goes to prevent it, take his pawns, and push the others to the queen.
Página 53 - Moderate players have generally a decided aversion to part with the best trump, though single, thinking that, as they cannot lose it, and it can make but one trick, it is immaterial when it does so; this is a dangerous fault. When your adversary plays out his strong suit, ruff it immediately, before you give his partner an opportunity to throw off his losing cards. Do not, however, go into the contrary extreme, or trump with the best trump, with small ones in your hand, for fear of being over-trumped....
Página 60 - I give the reasons that influence my opinion, in favour of this practice, with those generally alleged against it, leaving the reader to determine between them. Two objections are made, which, it cannot be denied, may and do happen. The first, that if your partner has the king of the suit guarded, and the ace behind it, he loses it; which would not be the ,case, if the lead came from the adversary. The second, and most material, is, that your partner, if he wins the trick, may lead out trumps, on...
Página 133 - The cards are next to be dealt round equally to every player, one turned up for trump, and about six or eight left in the stock to form stops ; as, for example, if the ten of spades be turned up, the nine consequently becomes a stop ; the four kings, and the seven of diamonds, are always fixed stops, and the dealer is the only person permitted, in the course of the game, to refer occasionally to the stock for information what other cards are stops in their respective deals.
Página 128 - ... suit may be led, the person holding a card of connexion is at liberty to play the same, but the others must, if possible, follow suit, unless one of them can answer the connexion, which should be done in preference. No money can be drawn till the hands are finished, then the possessors of the connexions are to take first, according to precedence, and those having the majority of tricks take last.

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