The Philosophy Of Whist, An Essay On The Scientific And Intellectual Aspects Of The Modern Game

The Philosophy Of Whist, An Essay On The Scientific And Intellectual Aspects Of The Modern Game

by William Pole

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The Philosophy Of Whist, An Essay On The Scientific And Intellectual Aspects Of The Modern Game by William Pole

Originally published in 1884, this is a detailed guide to the philosophy of both whist play and whist probabilities. The book contains much advice and information of practical use to the modern reader. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: Part 1, The Philosophy of Whist Play. The Fundamental Principle of Modern Whist Play The Tentative Stage of Play at the Commencement of the Hand The Means of Obtaining Information as to the Position of the Cards and the Contents of the Different Hands Action on the Information Obtained Conclusion Advice to Students Part 2, The Philosophy of Whist Probabilities Elementary Principles Probability of Winning the Rubber After Having Won the First Game Probability of a Player Holding Certain Cards Rules for Combinations and Permutations, with Examples Probability of a Player Holding a Given Number of Cards of a Given Suit Probability of a Certain Number of Trumps Being Held by the Dealer and by the Non-Dealer Respectively Probability of Winning Tricks

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ISBN-13: 9781406797459
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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