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CHESS OPENING TRAP OF THE DAY
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    Bruce Pandolfini uses his unique "crime and punishment" approach to provide all the previously missing explanation, instruction, practical analyses, and much, much more. The book consists of 202 short "openers" typical of average players, arranged according to the classical opening variations and by level of difficulty.

    CHESS TRAPS: PITFALLS AND SWINDLES
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      This is a rich storehouse of Chess crimes. Sometimes the villain is thwarted, though more often he gets away with his nefarious deeds. But, in either event, the tales and their telling are instructive and entertaining. 256 pgs, paperback, 1971

      CHESSERCIZES: WINNING TECHNIQUES FOR PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS
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        Contains 100 instructive contemporary tactics, all selected from outstanding tournament and match games played in 1989 by masters and grandmasters. 208 pgs, paperback, 1991

        COLLECTING CASINO DICE
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        Item #: 616043916477 -

          Dice collecting is a popular pastime, with the growth of gaming around the world. This book, newly uncovered in the GBC warehouse, presents the basic background a person needs to create a satisfying hobby. Includes buying, selling and trading. 107 pgs, 1988

          COMPLETE BOOK OF BEGINNING CHESS
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          Item #: 9781580421089 -

            In just ten easy lessons, beginning and novice players learn everything they need to know to play and win at chess. From setting up a chess board and moving the pieces to basic concepts and winning strategies, even how to get rated and play on the internet, this is a great book for players looking to learn and improve their game. This book is jam-packed with numerous examples, hundreds of easy-to-read diagrams, and clear explanations to make learning both easy and fun. Chapters cover basic...

            COMPLETE DEFENSE TO QUEEN PAWN OPENINGS
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            Item #: 9780940685802 -

              Covers Black's opening systems against virtually every chess opening, including most flank games, based on the exciting and powerful Tarrasch Defense. This defensive system prepares you to sway the direction of Closed Games in your favor. 288 pgs, paperback, 1998

              CONQUERING STATISTICS: NUMBERS WITHOUT THE CRUNCH
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              Item #: 9780738204956 -

                Writing specifically for the statistically scared, Weaver exposes the mathematics behind statistical analysis and shows how an understanding of probability, standard deviation, margins of error, and test groups can help in the reader's understanding of everything from the lottery to national polls to scientific data. With vivid and humorous examples,' Conquering Statistics' opens the world of statistics to the average reader as well as the student and offers an invaluable look at the science...

                CONTRACT BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS
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                Item #: 9780671210526 -

                  A paperbound edition of the classic 1949 book for beginners. "I have made no pretense at completeness," stresses the author in the foreword; stating he filled the book with fundamentals "...and avoided exceptions in an effort to effect a smooth introduction to the game."  146 pages Paperbound 1981

                  CULT VEGAS
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                  Item #: 9780929712710 -

                    A combination of entertainment and history beginning in the 1950s. Captures the wild, spontaneous, uninhibited days of Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack to memorable acts like Luis Prima, Keely Smith, Sonny King, the Treniers, and the Checkmates, as well as comedians Joe E. Lewis, Buddy Hackett, Shecky Greene, Don Rickles, Redd Foxx and Sam Kinison. Weatherford remembers when Elvis Presley flopped at first in Las Vegas and later captured the town; when Liberace made it big; Barbra Streisand...

                    DEVELOPMENT OF A CHESS MASTER
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                    Item #: 9781580420501 -

                      Improve your play by cutting down on tactical and strategic mistakes. Using examples from his own games, Schiller illustrates the types of errors typically found at each stage of chess development, from early scholastic games to professional encounters with Grandmasters. Schiller shows how errors can be overcome, and how professional players can fall prey to the same problems as amateurs. Learn from the author's mistakes so you won't suffer the terrible fate that awaits most chess blunders....

                      DEVILS BARGAINS
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                      Item #: 9780700610563 -

                        The author believes that tourism is one of the great economic engines of the 20th century West. In this book, he demonstrates what an incredible transformative power tourism has had, particularly in the West. As Mike Davis (Author of City of Quartz: Excavating the Future of Los Angeles) states on a cover blurb, 'Once pillaged for its raw materials, the American West is now looted for its landscapes and historical auras. Giant resort and gaming corporations are rapidly transforming the...

                        DOWNSIDE: PROBLEM & PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING
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                        Item #: 9780942828399 -

                          Here is a collection of 25 papers, presented at recent international gaming conferences, which focus on material and areas of interest to clinical psychologists, including areas involving rationality and decision making; experiential avoidance; impulsivity and

                          EASY ENDGAME STRATEGIES
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                          Item #: 9781580421102 -

                            288 pages, paperbound, 2003.

                            ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHESS WISDOM
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                            Item #: 9781580420884 -

                              From opening, middlegame, and endgame strategy, to psychological warfare and tournament tactics, you are taken through the thinking behind each essential concept. Examples, discussions, and diagrams show the full impact on the games direction. Tons of diagrams, examples, sidebars, and sample games illustrate the concepts. Called one of the ten best chess books ever written, an absolute must for lovers of chess. 432 pgs, paperback, 2003

                              ETHNIC OASIS: THE CHINESE IN THE BLACK HILLS
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                                The discovery of gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota brought thousands of people to the mining town of Deadwood, including many Chinese immigrants. Ethnic Oasis explores how the Chinese met the challenge of living and working in a land much different from their own. Seeking to surround themselves with the familiar, they established their own “Chinatowns” in Deadwood and other communities throughout the West. From these enclaves, Chinese immigrants competed to succeed in...

                                EVERY MAN A SPECULATOR
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                                  Subtitled "A History of Wall Street in American Life". Peeling away the layers of myth surrounding this fabled street, Fraser shows that the remarkable transformation of Wall Street as a cultural icon is a story that goes to the heart of the American character. Wall Street is the place where we have constantly returned to wrestle with our ancestral attitudes about work and play, equality and wealth, God and mammon, heroes and villains, national purpose and economic well-being. Covers...

                                  FAST COMPANY
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                                    A reissue of a classic book on gamblers. Bradshaw interviews and profiles six professional gamblers, men who deal with propositions day in and day out and are well-known among their peersJohnny Moss, Puggy Pearson, Titanic Thompson, Bobby Riggs, Minnesota Fats and Tim Holland. He uncovers what makes them successful, how they survive, dramatically describes the games they play and the kinds of moves they make. He probes their minds and hearts as he attempts to define what makes some men winners...

                                    FIRST CHESS OPENINGS
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                                    Item #: 9781580421522 -

                                      This great beginning book shows players how to confidently start out a chess game with solid near-foolproof openings. Easy-to-read and targeted to novice and new chess player, the oversized format is filled with large diagrams, clear explanations, and ideas and concepts that are easy for new players. 160 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                      FLY ON THE WALL
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                                      Item #: 9780929712628 -

                                        Odessky's name is legendary in Vegas. He was a Bugsy Siegel flack, press agent and newspaper writer. In this work he gives an old-timers history of the city, including some juicy tidbits about the mob, the scams, the gentle and not-so-gentle people who were responsible for Las Vegas early days. Stories about Benny Binion, Lefty Rosenthal, the Greenspuns, Walter Winchell, and other luminaries of Glitter City. 245 pgs, paperback, 1999

                                        FLY ON THE WALL Hardcover)
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                                        Item #: 9780929712611 -

                                          Odessky's name is legendary in Vegas. He was a Bugsy Siegel flack, press agent and newspaper writer. In this work he gives an old-timers history of the city, including some juicy tidbits about the mob, the scams, the gentle and not-so-gentle people who were responsible for Las Vegas early days. Stories about Benny Binion, Lefty Rosenthal, the Greenspuns, Walter Winchell, and other luminaries of Glitter City. 245 pgs, hardcover, 1999

                                          FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS
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                                          RANDOM HOUSE Item #: 779 -

                                            This expanded edition about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business includes up-to-date advances from behavioral, finance and cognitive science. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill, Taleb offers insights into one of the least understood factors in our lives. Written in an entertaining and narrative style, the book tackles three major intellectual issues: the problem of induction, the survivor ship biases, and our genetic...

                                            FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS - HC
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                                            PENGUIN GROUP USA INC. Item #: 4688 -

                                              Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. Now in a striking new hardcover edition, Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas...

                                              FORTUNE SELLERS
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                                                A provocative expose that looks at the booming business of predicting the future from the weatherman to the economist, the market guru to the trend spotter. Sherden discusses using the stock market as a casino, and other topics surrounding the methods and madness of future experts. Extensive bibliography, 308 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS
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                                                  History of Nevada within a social and political context. Probes the economic impact (and other factors) of gambling in Nevada, while asking questions about this key source of state income. Traces the evolution of gambling control. 142 pgs, paperback, 1986

                                                  FRIENDLY FALLOUT 1953
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                                                  Item #: 9780874178609 -

                                                    This hybrid work combines actual history of the above-ground atomic testing of 1953 with fictional vignettes. Ronald explores the impact of the tests on the participants and on civilian downwinders. Most details are factual, but the characters are fictional composites of people impacted by that fateful year. 231 Pgs. 2010

                                                    FUN AND GAMES IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA
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                                                      Americans have always needed time for relaxation and recreation. This book describes how political, economic, and cultural events influenced the history and development of the leisure pursuits of Americans of different races and ethnic backgrounds during the 20th century and the effects they had on society. 304 pgs, hard cover, 2003

                                                      FUTURES AT STAKE
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                                                        The widespread legalization of gambling across the U.S. has produced concerns about serious social, economic and health consequences. For the first time in this country, an entire generation of young people has reached adulthood within a context of approval and endorsement of gambling as a source of entertainment and recreation. Specialists in psychology, medicine, law, public health, economics, casino management, psychiatry, and criminal justice examine this problem from the perspective of...

                                                        GALVESTON: ISLAND OF CHANCE
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                                                          A resource on the history of illegal gambling in Galveston and a reference on collectable chips of the last century in that area. It also traces the Fertitta family's successes and adventures in Galveston before Frank Fertitta ventured to Las Vegas 40 years ago. Today, his family owns the Stations casino chain in Vegas. Well-illustrated, this work documents the attempts to crack down on illegal gambling as well the efforts to expand it from the l920s on, including the Maceo empire, which...

                                                          GAMBIT CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                          Item #: 9781580420570 -

                                                            Gambits, where one side sacrifices material for an advance in development, are the most exciting and popular openings in chess!  This book contains every important gambit opening and variation ever played - more than two thousand opening strategies in all!  Each gambit is covered in detail with a diagram showing the standard position representative of the gambit, the move orders taken to get there, and an explanation in plain language of the thinking behind the moves. More than one...

                                                            GAMBIT OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR BLACK
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                                                              In most chess games, white has the privilege of attacking first, but there are ways for black to turn the tables right from the start. In this exciting repertoire of gambits, Black immediately seizes the initiative from White and begins powerful attacks. 176 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                              GAMBIT OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR WHITE
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                                                                Chess players who enjoy attacking from the very first move are rewarded here with a powerful repertoire of brilliant gambits that sacrifice an early pawn in return for rapid development and greater control over the center. 192 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                                GAMBLERS OF THE OLD WEST
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                                                                  Kelly leads off with Wild Bill Hickok and Poker Alice before moving to Luke Short, Soapy Smith, Bob Ford, Doc Holliday, John Wesley Hardin, Tom Horn, Bat Masterson, Buckskin Frank Leslie, Sam Bass and Belle Starr. He captures the flavor of the times; the conditions these pioneers lived and played in; how tough life was with hot women and warm beer, bad booze, miserable food and equally horrible working conditions. Kelly has done some fascinating digging and extensive research. 184 Pgs. 1995 ...

                                                                  GAMBLERS OF YESTERYEAR
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                                                                    This detailed history of five of Europe's most famous gambling spasBath, Spa, Baden Baden, Bad Homburg, Monte Carlotakes researchers from the beginnings in the 19th century through 1914. Presents a treasury of gambling anecdotes, both humorous and dramatic, about the famous and infamous, their wins and losses, including those of Beau Nash, John Wesley, Leo Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Francois Blanc. 280 pgs, paperback, 1983

                                                                    GAMBLING & SPECULATION
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                                                                      Subtitled " A Theory, A History, and A Future of Some Human Decisions". The authors offer a better understanding of the modern gambling craze while inquiring into human nature and the structure of societies. They argue that the negative image of gamblers and speculators stems from prejudices and fears whose roots are in distant and forgotten pasts. Indexed 286 Pgs. 1990 hardcover

                                                                      GAMBLING AND GAMING ADDICTIONS IN ADOLESCENCE
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                                                                        The guide provides an understanding of why children and adolescents play fruit machines/video games to excess, including knowledge about the risk factors. Describes practical and common-sense interventions that may be beneficial for children, plus practical advice for parents facing their childs behavioral addiction. 56 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                                                        GAMBLING COLLECTIBLES
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                                                                          If you wonder just what that old book, gaming equipment catalog, postcard, gambling movie poster, even certain punchboards and playing cards are worth, youll find a guide to them in general worth (since condition of the item and scarcity affects value.) But it is the tremendous color reproductions of the books, posters, equipment, in balance with their descriptions, that make this book a potential collectible by itself. 160 pgs, 1993