Cassell's Book of In-Door Amusements, Card Games and Fireside Fun

Cassell's Book of In-Door Amusements, Card Games and Fireside Fun

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...5.--In the second round of a suit return the lowest of a four suit, the highest of a three suit. SECOND HAND. 6.--The second hand player in the first round of a suit should generally play the lowest card, and also win with the lowest of a sequence. 7.--If you do not head a trick you should throw away with your lowest card. 8.--Young players often make the mistake of imagining that it does not signify which card they play when they hold only small cards or cards in sequence. 9--They have still to learn that a reason ought to exist for the playing of every card on the table, and that the winning of a single trick is not all that ought to be taken into consideration; the information afforded to one's partner must also be thought of. THIRD HAND. 10.--Play your highest card third hand. Presuming that your partner, who may lead a small card, plays from his strong suit, meaning to get the winning cards of it out of his way, you therefore play your highest, remembering that you play the lowest of a sequence. 11.--When your partner leads a high card, however, the case is different. You must not put ace on your partner's king, thus parting with ace and king in one trick. 12.--If you think that your partner has led from a weak suit, you may then finesse king, knave, &c., or pass his card altogether, so as not to give up the entire command of the suit; but if you are not sure whether his card is intended to signify strength or weakness, do not finesse. FOURTH HAND. 13.--Less skill is required by the fourth player than any of the others; all he has to do is to try to beat the three cards on the table before him, and thus win the trick, unless, of course, it has already been taken by his partner, who has either played the highest card or more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945921
  • 9781236945921