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  • WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANDIDATES' TOURNAMENT: Switzerland August - November, 1953. by [Chess] Wood, Baruch H., editor.
    [Chess] Wood, Baruch H., editor.
    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANDIDATES' TOURNAMENT: Switzerland August - November, 1953.

    Edition: First edition.

    England: Chess (Sutton Coldfield) Ltd., 1954. Hardcover first edition - Includes "Photographs, Indexes, Round by Round Surveys, 'Ring-Side Commentaries', Survey of Opening Innovations with notes to all the games collated and edited by Baruch H. Wood." Many diagrams of chess positions in addition to the photographs. Includes a general index and an index to pictures, a summary of the scores and a survey of openings. 329 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library (reference section), but otherwise very good condition: tight and clean in blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on the spine. While this has been reprinted in trade paperback, it is uncommon in the original hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 33290
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  • Goren, Charles H.
    POINT COUNT BIDDING: In Contract Bridge

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961.

    Condition: G (edges worn, creases in cover, pages slightly yellowed)

    Book ID: 10762
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  • KINGS GAMBIT: A Son, A Father, and the Worlds Most Dangerous Game. by Hoffman, Paul.
    Hoffman, Paul.
    KINGS GAMBIT: A Son, A Father, and the Worlds Most Dangerous Game.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Hyperion (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Interweaving tales of the history of chess, with the emotionally charged story of the author's own relation to chess, his experiences in playing with his father and his attempt to get back into competitive chess. Annotations , source notes, index 433 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4013-00975.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60730
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  • MINECRAFT HACKS: The Unofficial Guide to Tips and Tricks the Official Guides Won't Teach You. by Miller, Megan
    Miller, Megan
    MINECRAFT HACKS: The Unofficial Guide to Tips and Tricks the Official Guides Won't Teach You.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Sky Pony Press, (2014). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated in full color throughout. 149 pp. ISBN: 978-1632204400.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (a new copy).

    Book ID: 78608
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  • Rice, Charlie.
    CHALLENGE! Fun with Puzzles, Word Games, Riddles and Problems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kansas City, MO: Hallmark, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated by Walter Swartz. Small volume of 61 pages - answers are at the back.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some crinkling from dampness, no staining)

    Book ID: 25814
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  • SCARNE'S TRICKS (Scarne on Card Tricks, Scarne's Magic Tricks) by Scarne, John
    Scarne, John
    SCARNE'S TRICKS (Scarne on Card Tricks, Scarne's Magic Tricks)

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, nd (c 1951) dj. Hardcover - Omnibus volume containing two complete books - Scarne on Card Tricks (150 professional tricks and how anyone can do them) and Scarne's Magic Tricks (200 best tricks that anyone can do) - originally published in 1950 and 1951. Illustrated with drawings throughout. 308, 256 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in red boards a very good dustjacket (tear to dj at side of spine).

    Book ID: 74601
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  • THE BIG PLAYER: How a Team of Blackjack Players Made a Million Dollars. by Uston, Ken (1935-1987) with Roger Rapoport.
    Uston, Ken (1935-1987) with Roger Rapoport.
    THE BIG PLAYER: How a Team of Blackjack Players Made a Million Dollars.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - From 1972-1974, Uston (who was also a senior vice president of the Pacific Stock Exchange) gained widespread notoriety for perfecting techniques to do team card counting in numerous casinos worldwide, earning millions of dollars from the casinos - when the table was "hot" the Big Player - Uston - came in to bet. He was banned from casinos around the world, although he continued to gamble in disguise. He filed a lawsuit against the casinos, and successfully received a ruling from the New Jersey courts that casinos could not bar someone simply for counting cards. In response, many casinos changed their systems in response, increasing the number…

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    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - From 1972-1974, Uston (who was also a senior vice president of the Pacific Stock Exchange) gained widespread notoriety for perfecting techniques to do team card counting in numerous casinos worldwide, earning millions of dollars from the casinos - when the table was "hot" the Big Player - Uston - came in to bet. He was banned from casinos around the world, although he continued to gamble in disguise. He filed a lawsuit against the casinos, and successfully received a ruling from the New Jersey courts that casinos could not bar someone simply for counting cards. In response, many casinos changed their systems in response, increasing the number of decks in games, or setting betting limits, etc. In 2005, Uston was the subject of the History Channel documentary, "The Black Jack Man". Glossary. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-030169216.

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    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (toning to pages, edgewear and short tears to dj, sunning to spine).

    Book ID: 76612
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  • THE BOOK OF GAMES with Directions How to Play Them. by White, Mary.
    White, Mary.
    THE BOOK OF GAMES with Directions How to Play Them.

    Edition: Sixteenth edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. Hardcover - A popular book, as evidenced by its many printings over the years (the first edition was in 1896 under the title of "The Book of a Hundred Games") but still rather uncommon in any early edition. The games are divided into those requiring preparation, impromptu games, and games for special occasions. 191 pp/

    Condition: Good overall in ivory cloth with gilt lettering (prev owner's name dated 1912, corners bumped)

    Book ID: 66497
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