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Chris Hasney

Fat Free Card by Chris HasneyOne contract bridge teacher's notion of how to present a written tutorial on filling out a "Fat Free" ACBL convention card. Drawn from his series of bridge lessons for today's college students who've never played cards, let alone bridge.

1st edition 2016, 9 pages.

2016 / 8 / 7
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Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier

Jacoby Super Accepts by Chris Hasney & Jerry PottierWant to know more about Jacoby Transfer Super Accepts? This excerpt from The Advanced American Bidding System may be helpful. What the heck, it's FREE. Give it a look.

2016 / 8 / 10
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Chris Hasney

College Bridge Series First Semester by Chris HasneyThe College Bridge Series is a multi-semester college bridge course designed around the requirements to successfully compete in the American Contract Bridge League "College Bowl" of tournament bridge. Participants should be between the ages of 17 and 26, and compete as teams in online trials with the top four teams eligible to compete for scholarships at the summer North American Bridge Championships (NABC).

The course, designed, compiled and mostly written by Arizona bridge teacher and author Chris Hasney covers several semesters of classwork to introduce college students, faculty, and staff...

2016 / 9 / 29
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Chris Hasney

College Bridge Series Second Semester by Chris Hasney2nd semester contains only 11 prepared lessons, several of which can be assigned as homework reading. This allows instructors time to complete any unfinished work from 1st semester and still have extra time for integrating new members into the club, final prep for online College Bowl competition, etc. It should be noted that the rules for the competition have changed. You now have two chances (one each semester) to qualify, but they occur much earlier in the calendar year in fall and winter. Adapt and overcome.

Originally I had planned to integrate match point play and full 2/1 Game Force...

2016 / 10 / 30
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Chris Hasney

College Bridge Series Third Semester by Chris HasneyThe College Bridge Series is a multi-semester college bridge course lesson plans designed around the requirements to successfully compete in the American Contract Bridge League "College Bowl" of tournament bridge. Participants must be between the ages of 17 and 25, and compete as teams in online trials with the top four teams eligible to compete for scholarships at the summer North American Bridge Championships (NABC).

This third course deconstructs and blends author Max Hardy's final two books on the 2/1 Game Force bidding system, helping transition bridge students from advanced Standard...

2017 / 2 / 17
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Chris Hasney

College Bridge Series Fourth Semester by Chris HasneyThe College Bridge Series is a multi-semester college bridge course designed around the requirements to successfully compete in the American Contract Bridge League "College Bowl" of tournament bridge. Participants must be between the ages of 17 and 25, and compete as teams in online trials with the top four teams eligible to compete for scholarships at the summer North American Bridge Championships (NABC). Semester 1 assumes no experience with card play, let alone bridge. Semester 2 brings students to modern team-based contract bridge competition using modern Standard American (SAYC+) techniques....
2017 / 2 / 17
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Devin Knight

The Hustle by Devin KnightA great little trick/bet you can learn in just a few minutes and you are always ready to stump someone. The effect can be done with cards, matches or coins. The twelve objects are laid out in three horizontal rows. The object of the game is that the person left with the last item to pick up loses the game. You only play this game with one person at a time. The rules are simple. The player can only take from one row at a time. Take as many as you wish from either the first, second or third row, but you cannot pick from different rows until your next turn. Either you or the spectator can start...
2018 / 10 / 26
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Edwin (Eddie) Kantar

The Forcing Pass by Edwin (Eddie) KantarThis book is the outgrowth of a series of articles on the "forcing pass" which Eddie wrote for the American Contract Bridge League Bulletin, appearing from June 1982 through June 1983. He completely reworked and revised it in 2006.

While these articles were appearing, Eddie took special note of hands on this subject. As he was dealing with uncharted territory, it is not too unusual that he has altered many of his original opinions. Eddie is now satisfied that a partnership utilizing the methods advocated in this work will have a decided advantage over a partnership which has no understandings....

2006 / 10 / 3
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Wilhelm Steinitz

The Modern Chess Instructor 2 by Wilhelm SteinitzIn this second part of Steinitz's masterly written work only section 1 appeared. It describes Ponziani's opening and Giuoco Piano.

Go here for part 1.

1st edition 1895; 78 pages

2006 / 10 / 15
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Judson J. Cameron

Cheating at Bridge by Judson J. CameronMany books on Bridge have been written but very little on advantage play at Bridge. This is quite curious a fact because for other popular card games, such as Poker, this is not the case. Many books have been written on cheating at Poker. It should be obvious if cheating happens at Poker it will also happen at Bridge or any other game for money or honor.

The best protection is knowledge. And this ebook although written originally in 1933 will give you all the knowledge you need to detect and thus protect yourself from being taken advantage of.

(This ebook should also be interesting for...

2007 / 3 / 23
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Marty Bergen

Understanding 1NT Forcing by Marty BergenRegardless of your system, 1NT is the likely response to an opening bid in a major. You can acquire the judgment needed to make the right rebids, raises and responses.
  1. Which hands should respond 1NT, and which hands should not.
  2. "6-4 bid more." But should opener rebid the 6, or show the 4?
  3. "It's not Impossible." Responder's Impossible 2 Rebid.
  4. When responder is a passed hand, what's different?
  5. How to cope with an opponent's overcall.
This electronic version has been enhanced with color and bookmarks to allow convenient browsing and reading.

1st edition 2002; 48 pages.

2007 / 10 / 6
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The Adventures of Ajeeb - The Wonderful Chess Automaton by unknownFrom an old description:
Ajeeb, who recently completed a tour across the United States, meeting all state champions and whose record remains undefeated, is now at the Steel Pier, Atlantic City, meeting all comers at checkers.

Ajeeb's wizardry at chess and checkers is world renowned, and its secret mechanism has baffled mankind since 1769, the year in which it was devised.

During its career, this marvelous automaton has humbled in chess not only the masters of the world, but the greatest soldier of them all - Napoleon Bonaparte.

Ajeeb's mysterious mechanism, its uncanny ability to...

2008 / 2 / 26
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George (Steamboat) Stewart

The Stewart Simplified Method of Mimicry and Parlor Amusement by George (Steamboat) StewartIf you are an entertainer you will surely appreciate this little book. This original manuscript teaches you how to imitate a wide range of sounds using only your hands and your mouth. It is very difficult to find other books on this subject so this may be your only opportunity to learn this fun and entertaining art.

Although it is not exactly magic, the magician can incorporate one or more ideas within the book in his performance with a comic effect. In the right "hands" this act will be a riot.

The booklet is packed with many imitations to learn. You will be taught to produce the following...

2015 / 10 / 10
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John Palfreyman

Magic in a Game by John PalfreymanFrom the Foreword by Ali Bongo:
So the telephone rings and the client says ... "Can you provide two hours entertainment?" ... "Of course!" ... you say, doing a quick bit of mental arithmetic to double your normal fee. Having confirmed the booking, you make a bee-line for the book-shelf to search for this book. Because this book ... plus a few bits and bobs ... will furnish the wherewithal for that extra hour of entertainment.

Think of the advantages! You need only do one show in an afternoon instead of two ... no mad dash when the first show runs late ... less packing ... less wear and tear on...

2018 / 2 / 21
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Anonymous

The Play Room by AnonymousThis is an interesting book with beautifully weird games, stunts, experiments, puzzles and magic, some of which I have not seen described anywhere else.
  • Play Room Games
    • Blind-Man's-Buff
    • How D'ye Like Your Neighbor?
    • One Old Ox Opening Oysters
    • Magic Music
    • Twirling The Plate
    • How Do You Like It? When Do You Like It? And Where Do You Like It?
    • What Is My Thought Like?
    • Cupid's Coming
    • Cross Questions And Crooked Answers
    • Consequences
    • I Love My Love With An A
    • Proverbs
    • The Emperor Of Morocco
    • Buff
    • The Family Coach
    • Earth, Air, And Water
    • Oranges And Lemons
    • Pigeons Fly
    • Red-Cap And Blue-Cap ...
2018 / 5 / 21
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Edwin (Eddie) Kantar

The Forcing Pass (used) by Edwin (Eddie) KantarSoftcover stapled in good condition. Published 1983 by Barclay Bridge Supplies. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2020 / 1 / 18
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Stephen Ablett

Amazing Puzzles by Stephen AblettThis is a puzzle ebook featuring numerous picture riddles and quizzes including Say-What-You-See, name the character parts and Murder Mystery Haiku Riddles.

What is a logic picture puzzle? Is it a test of higher intelligence or is it a game of skill and wits to see who's smarter; reader or the writer? This ebook will test all your senses and challenge you to constantly pay attention. If you can always think laterally, you will probably work out some of the tricks and principles that are in play.

1st edition 2015, PDF 32 pages, full color.

2020 / 5 / 8
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Professor Hoffmann

Patience with the Joker by Professor HoffmannVery rare set of original games making use of the Joker card, invented by Angelo John Lewis and published under his stage name. You will find games for one and two players.

Goodall, London, 1907; 48 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. Technical Terms used in Patience Games
    GAMES FOR ONE PLAYER
  3. Odd and Even
  4. The Stepping-Stones
  5. Whist Patience
  6. Baccarat Patience
  7. The Double X Ray
  8. The Scorpion
  9. The Chessboard
  10. The Seven Squares
  11. The Captive Queens
  12. The Railway Junction
  13. Patchwork Patience
  14. The Four Bridges
  15. Peg Out
    GAMES FOR TWO PLAYERS
  16. The Race
  17. The Flower Show
2005 / 9 / 3
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Henry Ernest Dudeney

The Canterbury Puzzles by Henry Ernest DudeneyThis is a collection of many wonderful puzzles and riddles. The title stems from the fact that the first part of the book features a series of puzzles based on the characters from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES
    • 1. - The Reve's Puzzle
    • 2. - The Pardoner's Puzzle
    • 3. - The Miller's Puzzle
    • 4. - The Knight's Puzzle
    • 5. - The Wife of Bath's Riddles
    • 6. - The Host's Puzzle
    • 7. - The Clerk of Oxenford's Puzzle
    • 8. - The Tapiser's Puzzle
    • 9. - The Carpenter's Puzzle
    • 10. - The Puzzle of the Squire's Yeoman
    • 11. - The Nuns Puzzle
    • 12. - The Merchant's...
2020 / 11 / 8
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D. Angelo Ferri

Giocate! by D. Angelo FerriThis ebook is a study of the classic Italian card games: Scopa, Quindici, Briscola, and Tresette. The author's interest in playing cards dates back to childhood, his grandparents, his family … they loved to play cards; so does he.

In addition to rules, you will find beginner to advanced playing strategies and Ferri's method for secretly signaling your partner as to what cards you hold. This is based on the system he learned from one of his early influences - the great John Scarne.

In addition to be being one of the greatest manipulator of playing cards and perhaps the greatest card mechanic of...

2012 / 1 / 23
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Professor Hoffmann

Illustrated Book of Patience Games by Professor HoffmannLearn 63 fun and stimulating patience games from this book. A deck of cards, a flat surface and you are ready to challenge and entertain yourself. This is a translation from the German book Illustriertes Buch der Patiencen.

5th Edition, Routledge, London, 1904; 123 pages.

  1. Introduction
  2. The Wish
  3. The Star
  4. Hope
  5. The Amazons
  6. The Harvest
  7. Royal Marriage
  8. Quadrille
  9. Caesar
  10. Nestor
  11. Hidden Cards
  12. The Dial (No. 1)
  13. The Dial (No. 2)
  14. Elevens (No. 1)
  15. Elevens (No. 2)
  16. Robert
  17. The Pyramid
  18. The Five Court Cards
  19. The Talkative
  20. The Four Seasons
  21. Thirteens
  22. The Fairest (No. 1)
  23. The Fairest (No. 2) ...
2005 / 9 / 3
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Eve Lynn

Organized Fun: Adult Audience Participation Fun for Parties, Cruises, Resorts, ... by Eve LynnThese are ideas that you can use as Social Director, Emcee, Host or Hostess for parties and other group activities. The games are primarily designed for adults, but some can certainly be adopted for children, too.

1st edition 1972, 1st digital edition 2013, 72 pages.

2013 / 7 / 23
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Marty Bergen

Secrets to Winning Bridge #2: 2/1 Game Forcing by Marty Bergen
  • Very Relevant Info
  • Why 2/1 Game Forcing is Better
  • Setting the Scene
  • Opener's Rebids
  • Summary of Opener's Rebids
  • Responder's Rebids
  • Summary of Responder's Rebids
  • Opener's Third Bid
  • Handling Interference
  • Fast Arrival
  • Serious 3NT
  • Opener's Jump Rebids
  • 1D - 2C Game Forcing
  • Let's Play 20 Questions
  • Ordering Direct from Marty

PDF 24 pages

2017 / 8 / 10
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Jonathan H. Green

Gamblers' Tricks With Cards Exposed and Explained by Jonathan H. GreenThis is an unusual mix of contents including magic card tricks, card games and how gamblers cheat at those games, other swindles and scams, a section on dice and cheating at dice games, as well as moralizing against the evils of gambling.

Jonathan H. Green was a reformed gambler, who made a career exposing cheating via lectures, presentations and books.

If you are looking for an edited version and somewhat modernized rendition of this book you can find it here.

  • Chapter I
    • Invention Of Cards
    • Mysterious Trick Of Thirty Six Cards; Telling The Card You Look At Without Seeing The Pack ...
2017 / 8 / 9
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William B. Dick

Dick's Games of Patience by William B. DickThis was the first widely popular American collection of patience games or solitaire with cards.

1883. Dick and Fitzgerald; 154 pages.

  1. Explanation of Technical Terms
  2. Auld Lang Syne
  3. Tam O' Shanter
  4. Napoleon's Favorite
  5. The Four Seasons
  6. Simplicity
  7. The Gathering of the Clans
  8. Napoleon at St. Helena
  9. The Fifteen Puzzle
  10. The Calculation
  11. The Surprise Party
  12. The Four Kings
  13. The Clock
  14. The Garden
  15. The Contra-Dance
  16. The Queen's Audience
  17. The Betrothal
  18. The Phalanx
  19. The Idle Year
  20. The Reinforcements
  21. The Chameleon
  22. The Reserve
  23. La Belle Lucie
  24. The Shamrocks
  25. The House in the Wood
  26. The House...
2005 / 9 / 4
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Wilhelm Steinitz

The Modern Chess Instructor 1 by Wilhelm SteinitzSteinitz having elevated chess to a science starts out very systematical and explains movement, mode of capture and the value of the various pieces. The bulk of the book is an analysis of six openings: The Ruy Lopez, Double Ruy Lopez, The Scotch Gambit, The Two Knight's Defence, Petroff's Defence and Philidor's Defence. He concludes with all 17 games played in the match Steinitz - Tchigorin, Havana 1889, which was won by Steinitz.

Steinitz also started to write part 2.

1st edition 1889; 237 pages.

2006 / 10 / 16
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John Scarne

Scarne on Teeko by John ScarneTeeko was the most successful game Scarne invented. There were many Teeko clubs and tournaments in the US and abroad. Even Orson Welles was an avid Teeko player. Despite its initial success and clever game design, Teeko has fallen out of favor and only a small fan community remains and plays Teeko today.

Teeko reminds me on the game 4-in-a-row since winning patterns are four in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally, as well as four pieces in a square. But since pieces can be moved after the initial placement phase, it borrows from checkers and chess. It is also quite similar to the...

2007 / 1 / 21
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Mark Elsdon

Rubik Notes by Mark ElsdonFollowing on from the success of his Rubik Remembered DVD, this is Mark’s brand new ebook: Rubik Notes.

The Notes contain Mark’s full solution for Rubik’s Cube (His version of the Layer Method, originally devised by Rubik-Guru David Singmaster. You can achieve solve times below one minute with this method.) and are fully colour-illustrated to make learning as direct as possible. The solution is completely self-contained and you don’t need to own the Rubik Remembered DVD or indeed anything else to learn to solve Rubik’s Cube – everything is right here in the Notes.

If however...

2010 / 2 / 11
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Edwin (Eddie) Kantar

Take Your Tricks by Edwin (Eddie) KantarOver 550 Declarer play tips you can take to the bank.

Acclaimed bridge expert Eddie Kantar offers valuable warm-up tips along with card combinations and safety plays. This ebook focuses on the "play of the hand". Its non-controversial tips were written for almost any player beneath "expert" who genuinely desires to improve his or her game. After reading this book, you will start making more contracts and you will be convinced your bidding has been improved - and you may be right.

1st edition 2002; this electronic edition 2006; 168 pages.

2006 / 12 / 1
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