Westminster Papers: A Monthly Journal of Chess, Whist, Games of Skill and the Drama, Volume 6

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1874 - Chess

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Page 64 - If all four players throw their cards on the table face upwards, the hands are abandoned ; and no one can again take up his cards. Should this general exhibition show that the game might have been saved, or won, neither claim can be entertained, unless a revoke be established.
Page 16 - Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity," replied Tiresias, " the most important thing in, life is to know when to forego an advantage.
Page 16 - By which you have lost the game,' quietly remarked Tiresias. ' There are exceptions to all rules, but it seldom answers to follow the advice of an opponent.' Confusion ! ' exclaimed the Captain of the yacht. ' Four by honours, and the trick, I declare,
Page 43 - ... 19. Three players cutting cards of equal value cut again; should the. fourth (or remaining) card be the highest, the two lowest of the new cut are partners, the lower of those two the dealer ; should the fourth card be the lowest, the two highest are partners, the original lowest the dealer.
Page 16 - The trick, and two by honours,' said Proserpine. ' Pray, my dear Tiresias, you who are such a fine player, how came you to trump my best card ? ' ' Because I wanted the lead. And those who want to lead, please your Majesty, must never hesitate about sacrificing their friends.
Page 200 - Any player during the play of a trick or after the four cards are played, and before they are touched for the purpose of gathering them together, may demand that the cards be placed before their respective players.
Page 155 - If any player lead out of turn, and the other three have followed him, the trick is complete, and the error cannot be rectified ; but if only the second, or the second and third, have played to the false lead, their cards, on discovery of the mistake, are taken back ; there is no penalty against any one, excepting the original offender...
Page 219 - ... ball, or force it off the table, the owner of that ball does not lose a life, and the ball...
Page 17 - A player may ask his partner whether he has not a card of the suit which he has renounced ; should the question be asked before the trick is turned and quitted, subsequent turning and quitting does not establish the revoke, and the error may be corrected...
Page 146 - A favorite among examples of curious whist hands is that known as the Cumberland hand, because it is said to have been held by one of the Dukes of Cumberland.

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