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1 Alburt, Lev; Parr, Larry SECRETS OF THE RUSSIAN CHESS MASTERS: Volume Two - Beyond the Basics
New York W. W. Norton and Company 1997 0393041166 / 9780393041163 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
231 pp. Quarter-bound in purple on brown boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with diagrams. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Strategy and Planning; Tactics: The Soul of Chess; Chessercizes for Tighter Tactics; Advanced Tactical Devices; Advanced Tactical Chessercizes; Hard-Hitting Combinations; Sturdy King Pawn Openings; King Pawn Chess Movies; Subtle Queen Pawn Openings; Queen Pawn Chess Movies; Common Chess Endgame Themes; Practical Tournament Tips; and Once They Were Beginners Like You. 
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2 Andrews, Joseph D. (with George S. Coffin) (foreword by Randy Wheeler) WIN AT HEARTS
New York Dover Publications 1983 0486244067 / 9780486244068 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
102 pp. An original Dover publication. Trade paperback format. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Contents are: Preface by Joseph D. Andrews; Foreword by Randy Wheeler; Hearts: A Brief History by George S. Coffin; A Brief Overview; The Pass and Other Basics; Spade Suit Management; Planning Your Play; Defensive Play; Psychology in Hearts; Hearts Variations; and Final Hand: The Grand Squash; followed by appendices: One: Uncle Joe's Ten Winning Hearts Tips; Two: Glossary of Terms; Three: The Laws of Hearts; and Four: Hearts Tournaments by George S. Coffin. 
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3 Anonymous PUZZLES - Puzzles for Fun complete with Solutions
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman Publishing 1938 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 48mo 
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. A miniature book with some edge and corner wear; no interior markings. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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4 Anonymous THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM OF CONTRACT BRIDGE - The Official Book on the Official System
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
236 pp. Bound in brown suede; decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; illustrated endpapers. Light wear on the corners with a bit of fading on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Credentials of Sponsors; Complete Advisory Council; Women's Division of Advisory Council; Introduction: First Rubber: Demonstrating the Necessity for a Bidding System; Second Rubber: Placing Bidding Systems Where They Belong; Third Rubber: Outline of Official System; Comparison of Official and Approach-Forcing Systems; Fourth Rubber: How to Play the Official and Approach-Forcing Systems at the Same Table; and The Official System: How to Learn It; followed by a series of seventeen detailed lessons; and The Laws of Contract Bridge; Glossary; and A Short Digest of the Official System. 
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5 Chernev, Irving (preface by Bruce Pandolfini) (introduction by Adam Hart-Davis) 200 BRILLIANT ENDGAMES - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1989 0671672843 / 9780671672843 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
223 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; small indentations over the letter G in Endgames; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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6 Cottingham, Clive THE GAME OF BILLIARDS - Pocket - Carom - Three Cushion
North Hollywood, California Wilshire Book Company 1976 0879803177 / 9780879803179 Ninth Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Ed Vebell; John H. Phister; 
165 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Ed Vebell and diagrams by John H. Phister. Fundamentals for learners; instructions for advanced players; techniques of professionals; and secrets of trick shots. The Chapters are: Part One: An Introduction to Billiards: A Most Genteel Cleanly and Ingenious Game; A Short History of the Game; Great Billiard Players. Part Two: Billiards for Beginners: Equipment; Billiard Terms; Types of Games and General Rules of Play: Carom Billiards: Straight Rail Billiards; Balk-line Billiards; Cushion Caroms; Three-cushion Caroms; Pocket Billiards: Rotation or Chicago; Fifteen Points; Eight Ball; Baseball Pocket Billiards; Golf Pocket Billiards; 14.1 Continuous; American Snooker; Bridges; English; Eighteen Practice Lessons for All Games of Billiards: Center Stroke; English; Hitting the Object Ball; Simple Caroms; Use of the Follow Ball; Target Spots on Rail; Use of the Draw Ball; Use of the Draw Shot; Use of the One-rail Bank When Object Balls Are Parallel; Use of the One-rail Bank When Object Balls Are Not Parallel; Pocketing the Object Ball; A Throw Shot; Angle for Pocketing Object Ball; Pocketing a Frozen Object Ball; A Kiss Shot When Two Object Balls Are Frozen; A Kiss Shot When Two Frozen Object Balls Are Not in Line with Pocket; Bank Shots without English; Bank Shots Using English. Part Three: Advanced Shots: Carom and Kiss Shots; Throw Shots: Various Distances of Throw; Contact Point and Point of Aim; Perfect Rolling; Imperfect Rolling; Follow Ball; The Draw Shot: The Use of the Draw Ball in Hitting the Target; Cue Ball Rebound; Object Ball Rebound; The Piquet; The Masse; Break Shots: Strategy Hints for Making High Runs in 14.1; Secret of the Key Ball; Examples of Break Shots in Pocket Billiards; Example of a Break Shot in Carom Billiards. Part Four: The Diamond System for Three-cushion Billiards: Introductory Remarks; Advanced English; Cue Ball at Each Corner of the Table; Cue Ball and Object Ball Numbers; Cue Ball Tracks; The Big Ball Principle; Shooting Through the Spot; Cue Ball Contact Points; Third Rail to First Rail; Sighting; and Determining the Cue Ball Number - Nine Problems. 
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7 Edwards, Raymond (edited by P. H. Clarke) PRACTICAL CHESS PLAYING - Routledge Chess Handbooks (7) Seven
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1984 0710096534 / 9780710096531 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 
(xiii) 133 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: At the Board: The Thinking Process; On Making Mistakes; The Time Factor; Summary: How to Use Your Thinking Time Better. The Opening: Obtaining the Advantage; A Playable Middle Game; Style; The Knowledge Problem; Tournament Position; Opening Repertoire; A Choice of Openings - A Practical Example; and Summary: Hot to Play the Openings Better. The Middle Game: Simple Positions; Complex Positions; Tactical Positions; Unbalanced Positions; Balanced Positions; Positional Positions; Summary: How to Play the Middle Game Better. The Endgame: Approach to the Endgame; Importance of the Endgame; Winning Simple Positions; Winning Theoretically Drawn Games; Types of Endgames; Summary: How to Play Better Endgames. Practical Matters: Before the Game; During the Game; Adjournment; Playing for a Win or a Draw; and Summary; followed by an index. 
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8 Euwe, Max; Hooper, David A GUIDE TO CHESS ENDINGS
New York Dover Publications 1976 0486233324 / 9780486233321 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(viii) 248 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; a small scuff mark on the front cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Pawn Endings; Minor Piece Endings; Rook Endings; Queen Endings; and Index of Players. 
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9 Harbin, E. O. PHUNOLOGY - The Book of Good Times - A Collection of Tried and Proved Plans for Play, Fellowship and Profit
Nashville, Tennessee Cokesbury Press 1923 First Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
(ix) 454 pp. Burgundy cloth with a small black pictorial on the front panel; lettered in black and orange on the front panel; lettered in black on the spine. Light edge and corner wear; previous owner's name in pencil on the front free endpaper. The Chapters are: Part One - How to Conduct a Successful Social; Monthly Programs - January through December; Special Summer Program Suggestions. Part Two - Classified Plans for Various Sorts of Entertainments: Socials; Prize Socials; Games Arranged from A to Z; Assembly Stunts; Miscellaneous Stunts; Relays; Get-Acquainted Stunts and Games; City Union Socials; Banquets; Plays, Cantatas, Pageants, and Operettas; and Songs for all Occasions. 
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10 Hayes, James Juvenal HOW TO PLAY CHESS
Girard, Kansas Little Blue Book - Haldeman Julius Publications 1921 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 32mo 
64 pp. Little Blue Book 606. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. 
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11 Lasker, Edward (corrected by David A. Mitchell) COMMON SENSE IN CHESS
New York Dover Publications 1965 0486214400 / 9780486214405 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
139 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. 
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12 Lasker, Emanuel (introduction by W. H. Watts) LASKER'S HOW TO PLAY CHESS
New York Gramercy Books 1975 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
107 pp. Circa 1975 - actually undated. Red boards lettered in black on the spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel. The Chapters are: The Rules of Chess; The Initial Postion; The Pieces; Notation System; The Moves of the Pieces; Exercises; The Object of the Game; Exercises; The End Game; The Start of the Game; Principle of Chess Strategy; Examples of the Play of Masters, with Explanatory Notes; and The Chess World. 
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13 O'Connel, Kevin J. (editor) BATSFORD'S FIDE CHESS YEARBOOK 1976 - 1977
London B. T. Batsford 1977 0713406755 / 9780713406757 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
176 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition. It is usually referred to as FIDE, its French acronym. The Chapters are: Review of the Year; FIDE Events; Selected Games; International Events; Disasters of the Year; National Events; FIDE Title Regulations; FIDE International Rating List; Women's List; Obituaries; and Index of Events. 
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14 Pandolfini, Bruce CHESS TARGET PRACTICE - Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1994 0671795007 / 9780671795009 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
239 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Algebraic Notation; The Shortest Chess Game; Problems 1-192 (Arranged by Square.) Appendices: A. Review Test; B. Review Test Answers; C. Pandolfini's Short Chess Course; D. Tactical Glossary; E. Tactical Maneuvers; F. Primary Targets; G. Seconday Targets. 
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15 Pandolfini, Bruce CHESSERCIZES - New Winning Techniques For Players of All Levels - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1991 0671701843 / 9780671701840 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
207 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Part One: Mating Nets; Mating Attacks l; Mating Attacks ll; Forks and Double Attacks; Pins, Pin Overloads, Unpins, and Piling On; Skewers and Discoveries; Overloads, Removing the Guards, and Deflections; Simplifications, Promotions, Shut Offs, Book Endings, and Technique. Part Two: Little Chessercizes; Little Answers; Glossary of Tactical Terms; and Index of Players. 
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16 Pandolfini, Bruce MORE CHESSERCIZES: CHECKMATE - 300 Winning Stratagems for Players of All Levels - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1991 0671801851 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
202 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: A Word on Chess Notation; Mates in Two; Mates in Three; Mates in Four; Mates in Five; Mates in Six or More; and Answers. 
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17 Plaat, Charles C. BETTER YOUR BRIDGE
Toronto News Stand (Newsstand) Library 1946 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
(ix) 85 pp. Edge and corner wear with creasing on the front cover; discoloured on the back cover; an uncreased spine; ink mark on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: Concentration; Conventions; Bidding; Quick Trick Valuation; Forcing Bids and Artificial Conventions; Doubling; The Play of the Hand; Simple Example of End Play - also Called Throw-in Play; Simple Example of Squeeze Play; Simple Example of Strip or Elimination Play; Defensive Play; and The Code of Etiquette. 
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18 Scharff, Robert THE LAS VEGAS EXPERTS' GAMBLING GUIDE - Insider's Techniques and Tips
New York Grosset and Dunlap 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
181 pp. Yellow cloth with a small green pictorial on the front panel; lettered in green on the spine; green upper edge. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a short closed tear on the lower edge of the front panel and some darkening on the spine; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Take some of the gamble out of gambling - gambling to win, Vegas-style. The Contents are: Gambling Las Vegas Style; How to Survive - and Perhaps Prosper; Craps - An Ancient Game Gets a New Shake; Blackjack or Twenty-one; Roulette - The Aristocrat of Gambling Games; Games of Cards - Poker, Pan, Baccarat and Faro; One-Armed Bandits - the Slot Machines; Keno, Bingo and Casino Side Games; Betting on Horse Races and Sporting Events; Appendix A: Glossary of Gambling Terms; and Appendix B: Bibliography. 
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19 The Monk THE 8 BALL BOOK - The Step by Step Guide for Mastering the Game of 8-Ball
Orange, Massachusetts Samsara Publishing 1995 0962838969 / 9780962838965 Second Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
86 pp. Trade paperback format. First printing of the Second Edition. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Why 8-Ball; Be the Best You Can Be; Laying Bricks; Getting Off to a Right Start; The Punch Stroke; The Reliable Follow Stroke; The Draw Stroke; The Spin Stroke; Final Exam; Beware of Deflection; How to Be a True Champion; What Should I Practice; Perfect Position; Concentration; The Anatomy of a Runout; 8-Ball Strategy; The Inner Game; Survival; Your Subconscious Mind; and Conclusion; followed by The Five Precepts. 
Price: 20.85 CDN
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20 Tulcea, C. Ionescu A BOOK ON CASINO BLACKJACK
New York Pocket Books 1983 0671473972 / 9780671473976 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 
(ix) 130 pp. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. How to beat the dealer from Atlantic City to Las Vegas, from London to the Bahamas, the best new scientific strategy for winning, the Chapters are: The Blackjack Game; The Basic Strategy; Winning Strategies in Blackjack - The Main Count System; The 99-Count System and the Adjusted Count System; and Miscellany; followed by a bibliography and an index. 
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