Whist Universal; An Analysis Of The Game As Improved By The Introduction Of American Leads And…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byGeorge William Pettes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... THE THEEE METHODS. The clubs admit respectively three methods of whist-play, briefly called Short Whist, Five-Point Whist, and Long Whist. The first named is English, and is played with honours; the second is a mongrel game, without honours; the third is American, played for points alone. With the first, honours and points go to make the game, and the game to make the rubber; with the second, five points by cards being made, the game is closed and goes toward the rubber; with the third, every card in every hand is played, and every trick beyond six counts a point upon the game. A single game from the start in Short Whist may be finished when seven tricks are taken by a player and his partner, in Five-Point Whist when eleven tricks are taken, and in Long Whist when the whole thirteen are taken. It will be seen that each of these methods should have its separate laws and order of play, since the rule under which a player holding four honours would play his cards to make but three more tricks, might not apply to him who with the same cards had eleven tricks to make, and would be of no avail to one who must use all bis cards to the best advantage for his own and his partner's hand. General orders however may be understood and appreciated by players of the first two methods, while special directions must regulate the last. For instance, players of Short or of Five-Point Whist ask certain questions while the game is in progress, any one of which would disturb the calculations of a player who must carry information that the play has given him to the close of every hand. But there are certain principles that regulate the action of every player. There are certain leads from specified cards proper to be made at the outset of every game. And while there are critical...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... THE THEEE METHODS. The clubs admit respectively three methods of whist-play, briefly called Short Whist, Five-Point Whist, and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217970540

ISBN - 13:9780217970549

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