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BOBBY FISCHERS OUTRAGEOUS CHESS MOVES
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Item #: 9780671606091 -

    This easy-to-use interactive presentation, offering one move per page, each with an order-of-difficulty rating. Individual diagrams capture each position just before Fischer made his decisive move, as well as helpful descriptive hints and information on setting. Opponent and move number appear at the top of each page 144 pgs, paperback, 1985

    BRIDGE BASICS A BEGINNERS GUIDE
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    CARDOZA PUBLISHING Item #: 2903 -

      Bridge is hip for everyone nowadays! Played in more than 100 countries, Bridge has an enthusiastic following of more than 60 million people. Although many believe that bridge is simply an ��_��_��_old person��_��s game,��_ѝ more and more young people are taking it up, and now players in their twenties are beginning to win world championship titles. Completely updated and revised by champion bridge player Ron Klinger, Bridge Basics explains and illustrates the basic rules of bidding, play, and...

      BUILDING HOOVER DAM
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      Item #: 9780874174892 -

        Looks at how Hoover Dam helped Las Vegas sprout as few cities in American history have, and what it was like to live, work, gamble and survive during one of the greatest, ambitious projects in the nation's history. Also contains a list of those who gave their lives during the dam's building and the slang of the builders ('easy-dough' was a boss and a 'Joe McGee' was a makeshift tool). You get a feel for the grit, dust and 120-degree heat flying in the face of workers;...

        CAILLE AMUSEMENT MACHINES
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        Item #: 419 -

          This authentic reproduction even includes the special roll-over fold, just like the original which was published in 1912. More than 35 illustrations of various arcade and amusement machines grace the pages of this unique catalog. Included are scales, peep shows, lung and strength testers, electricity devices, candy/peanut vendors, pedestals and money changers. Printed on glossy paper with multi-color cover, 5 3/4" x 7 /12", saddle-stitched.1978

          CARD GAMES AROUND THE WORLD
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          Item #: 9780486281001 -

            60 popular games: Sampan, Skat, Blackjack, Eights, Whist, Cribbage, Casino, Canasta, Poker, Pinochle, Gin Rummy, more. 146 pgs, paperback, 1981

            CASINO 5 PACK
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            Item #: 7498 -

              5 complete casino titles (Bingo and Keno, Blackjack & Spanish 21, Video Poker Strategy Pro, Slots II and World Class Poker), complete with full tutorials and strategy guides that include math analyses, hand simulations, professional in-game hand advice for all situations, plus lots more. Play casino favorites or try your hand at a variety of poker games and tournaments. And, there also a selection of 5-reel video slot machines headlined by actual slot machines from WMS Gaming! All slot...

              CASINO LISTING FOR COLLECTORS
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              Item #: 616043916071 -

                CASINO LISTING FOR COLLECTORS

                CASINO MOSCOW
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                Item #: 9780684869773 -

                  A staff writer for the Wall Street Journal in Kiev and Moscow from 1996 to 1998, Brzezinski had a front-row seat at the turbulent privatization of Russia's post-Communist industrial base. Modernization and efficiency along Western lines may have been the official goals of the campaign, but Brzezinski argues that, in the end, it resulted in large-scale robbery in which Russia's elite spirited an estimated $150 billion to $300 billion out of the country, stowing it in Swiss bank accounts...

                  CHANCE, LUCK AND STATISTICS
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                  Item #: 508 -

                    In simple, non-technical language, this volume explores the fundamentals governing chance and applies them to sports, government, and business. Topics include the theory of probability in relation to superstitions, betting odds, warfare, social problems, stocks, and other areas. 357 pgs, paperback, 1963

                    CHEATING AT BACKGAMMON
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                    Item #: 894143001204 -

                      Joseph, a leading authority on cheating techniques and game security, explains the many methods used to cheat at backgammon. Covers Dump Shot, peek, killed die, Hold Out Dump Shot, Slick Shot, tops, Juice Joint, gaffing fair cups, Butterfly Cup, dice switching, palming, Doubling Cube Hustle and more. 2008

                      CHEATING AT BRIDGE
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                      Item #: 616043916446 -

                        This classic contains 22 chapters that discuss: The Bottom Card; Shuffling Up and Ace or Aces; Partners Stacking The Cards Together; Shifting The Cut; Dealing From a Hidden Break. It explains how cheats operate in holding out cards and capping the deck; cold-decking; secret signals; strippers; and marked cards. Illus. 188 pgs, paperback, 1933

                        CHEATING AT GIN
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                        Item #: 894143001044 -

                          This two-person game without supervision makes it highly susceptible to cheating. Joseph, an authority on cheating techniques, demonstrates many methods used for cheating in gin, so that you can protect yourself from cheaters. DVD 2006

                          CHESS ENDGAME QUIZ
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                          Item #: 9781580420747 -

                            This challenging book features 200 challenges in the multiple choice format that has proved so popular with readers. These instructive, elegant and entertaining positions not only challenge and entertain you, but teach you how to improve your endgame while trying to find the best move of the three choices presented. The problems are divided into various sections such as king and pawn endings, minor piece endings, queen endings, and rook and pawn endings, so that players can concentrate on...

                            CHESS OPENING TRAP OF THE DAY
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                            Item #: 781580422178 -

                              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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                              Item #: 9780671210410 -

                                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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                                Item #: 9780671701840 -

                                  Contains 100 instructive contemporary tactics, all selected from outstanding tournament and match games played in 1989 by masters and grandmasters. 208 pgs, paperback, 1991

                                  CHRONICLES OF OLD LAS VEGAS: EXPOSING SIN CITYS HISTORY
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                                  Item #: 9780984633418 -

                                    Discover one of America's most fascinating cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning Las Vegas's 150-year history. Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas, and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into The Entertainment Capital of the World. Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of Sin City to the building of the Hoover Dam and the rise of the Rat Pack at the Sands to Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo and...

                                    CLASSIC BACKGAMMON REVISITED
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                                    Item #: 9780943292373 -

                                      In this revised version, the author re-analyzes not only the plays, but the production and layout of the book as well. Each solution provided rolls out to be better than the one originally published, according to the most modern software available. Changes in the text include Problems 32, 52 and 68, with 24 updated plays/corrections. 198 pgs, paparback, 2005

                                      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 DEFENCE TO KING PAWN OPENINGS
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                                          Item #: 9781580421096 -

                                            Covers Black's opening systems against virtually every chess opening, including most flank games, based on the powerful Tarrasch Defense. This defensive system will prepare chess players to sway the direction of Closed Games in their favor. 288 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                            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

                                                  CROSSROADER
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                                                  Item #: 616043915623 -

                                                    In this memoir, professional gambler Moore crosses paths with some of the legends of poker and pool, and describes ways that he has out-scammed people who tried to scam him to begin with. Moore's stories about his encounters with Minnesota Fats, the late Jack "Treetop" Straus, Titanic Thompson, and Billy Baxter are a part of gambling folklore. 177 pgs, paperback, 1992

                                                    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...

                                                          DICE, DECEPTION, FATE & ROTTEN LUCK
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                                                          Item #: 9780971454811 -

                                                            Jay has produced a labor of love for anyone who wants to know more about the history of dice, their origins, how they're made, how they decay, and how people have cheated with them since the ancient days. He and photographer Rosamond Purcell concentrate on celluloid dice (the first commercially manufactured plastic), which remain stable for decades, which eventually begin to crack, crystallize and implode. This book if for the historian, the true aficionado of often hard to obtain information...

                                                            DONT LEAVE IT TO CHANCE
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                                                            Item #: 9781572242005 -

                                                              The authors have compiled one of the most comprehensive works available on problem gambling. Engaging and instructional case vignettes and exercises help readers navigate the confusing and emotional issues when gambling becomes a problem. 224 pgs, paperback, 2000

                                                              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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                                                                    Item #: 9780971517172 -

                                                                      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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                                                                      Item #: 9780066620480 -

                                                                        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...

                                                                        FAMILY AFFAIR
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                                                                        Item #: 616043917559 -

                                                                          From World War II to the early 1960s, Harolds Club was the largest casino in Nevada and probably the most widely known in the world. The story of Harolds and the family that owned it, this is also a revealing chronicle of the gaming industrys colorful, vigorous, and sometimes outrageous youth. A semi-itinerant family of carnival game concessionaires named Smith founded Harolds Club in Reno in 1935 in a rented hole-in-the-wall storefront. No casino owners were ever more idiosyncratic in their...