Auction for Two or Three; With a New Code of Laws for These Games

Auction for Two or Three; With a New Code of Laws for These Games

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...to be followed by unloading a string of his cards upon the opponent's Talon or Discard. Suddenly the opponent says "stop" and the discomfited player realizes that he has not noticed that one of his cards is playable to the Foundation. The diagram and explanation which follow show one of the many opportuni ties which arise in Russian Bank; and also how a careless player may, by a thoughtless play, lose the chance to give his adversary a line of cards. Only the cards essential to the explanation are shown. In Diagram Twenty Red is playing. A Spade Jack shows at the top of Red's Talon and he knows that under it (face up) are several Spades which Blue has previously unloaded under Law P (c) and which, therefore, are all arranged to be played ofi in succession as soon as the Jack can be played onto Blue's Discard or Talon. Red sees a Spade 9 at the top of Blue's Discard and a Spade 10 in the Tableau. If the 10 can be uncovered and played to Blue's 9, the Spade Jack can be played to the 10, and then the cards under the Jack will follow. Red accordingly plays: Diamond 7 to Club 8; Spade 8 to Diamond 9; Heart 9 to Club 10. The next move intended is Spade 10 to Spade 9 in Blue's Discard; but the instant Red touches the Club 10 with the Heart 9, Blue (if alert) will say "Stop" and call Red's attention to the fact that he should have played Heart 9 to Heart 8 in the Foundation. THE LAWS or RUSSIAN BANK A. The game is won by the player who first gets rid of all his cards; or when neither can do this by the one who has the smaller count remaining.j B. A player counts two points for each card remaining in his opponent's Talon, and one point for each card remaining in his...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875559
  • 9781236875556