Hoyle's Games Improved: Consisting of Practical Treatsies on Whist, Quadrille, Piquet ... with an Essay on Game Cocks and the Rules &c. at Horse Races Wherin are Comprised Calculations for Betting Upon Equal Or Advantageous Terms

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W. Lowndes, 1814 - Games - 502 pages

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Page 134 - ... for as the ace may be calculated both ways ; it is rather above an even bet that the adversary's two first cards amount to more than fourteen. A natural...
Page 469 - Judge shall not be able to decide which won, those horses shall run for such prize over again, after the last race on the same day; the other horses which started are deemed losers, and are entitled to their respective places, as if the race had been finally determined the first time.
Page 477 - Horse is first, the heat goes for nothing, and they may all start again, except it be between two Horses that had each won a heat.
Page 179 - King and queen form what is denominated matrimony ; queen and knave make intrigue, when in the same hand; but neither these, nor ace, king, queen, knave, or pope, entitle the holder to the stakes deposited thereon, unless played out ; and no claim can be allowed after the board be dressed for the succeeding deal ; but in all such cases the stakes are to remain for future determination.
Page 477 - If odds are laid without mentioning the horse before it is over, it must be determined as the bets were at the time of making it. Bets made in running are not determined till the plate is won, if that heat is not mentioned at the time of betting.
Page 353 - It shall not be lawful for either party during a match, without the consent of the other, to alter the ground by rolling, watering, covering, mowing, or beating, except at the commencement of each innings, when the ground shall be swept and rolled, unless the side next going in object to it.
Page 300 - ... or to hit the man your adversary may happen to enter. As soon as he enters one, compare his game with yours ; and if you find . your game equal, or better, take the man if you can, because it is 25 to 11 against...
Page 298 - By the directions given to play for a gammon, you are voluntarily to make some blots ; the odds being in your favour that they are not hit; but should...
Page 203 - When the adversary plays out his pieces before his pawns, attack them as soon as you can with your pawns, by which you may crowd his game, and make him lose moves.
Page 476 - If a rider fall from his horse, and the horse be rode in by a person that is sufficient weight, he will take place the same as if it had not happened, provided he go back to the place; where the rider fell.

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