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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHESS
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Item #: 9780020288909 -

    This book is designed specifically for the average player to help tighten their game so that they can take genuine pride and pleasure in it. The authors give pointers on what objects to pursue and how to meet specific kinds of attack. Their method is to take several games and play them out and then clarify the reasons for victory or defeat. Special attention is paid to openings, including Sicilian Defense, Queen's Gambit Declined and Bird's Opening, and to strategy, especially the...

    HOW TO LIE WITH STATISTICS
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    Item #: 9780393094268 -

      An interesting look at how the media, advertisers and cons use statistics incorrectly to support their claims. 142 Pgs. 1954

      HOW TO PLAY PAI GOW TILES
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      Item #: 2803 -

        Overview and Purpose: Section 1 - Introduction to Pai Gow; Section 2 - The 32 Individual Dominoes; Section 3 - The 20 Ranking Pairs; Section 4 - Evaluating Every Possible Hand; Section 5 - An Eight Step Decision Sequence; Section 6 - Guidelines for Splitting Pairs; Section 7 - Closing Comments on Pai Gow. 28 Pgs. 1985

        HOW TO WIN AT GIN RUMMY
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        Item #: 616043916941 -

          First published in 1943, this remains one of the classics on the game, going straight to the point on percentage play. The major sections cover how to play the odds, why you shouldn't pick an open card if it won't make a meld, when the first card should be picked up and how to avoid throwing your opponent a useful card. 64 Pgs. 1975

          HOW TO WIN IN THE CHESS OPENINGS
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          Item #: 9780671624262 -

            International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and gives just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines. 192...

            HOWDYS ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO NEVADA SILVER STRIKE TOKENS
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            Item #: 616043912097 -

              Contains a history of these collectibles, defines what the redeemable premium tokens are, what display premiums are and offers a list of definitions of terms used by collectors to describe tokens, their markings and condition. Discusses how minting procedures affect tokens, types of tokens, variations, grading, condition and prices. The book is illustrated, with sections on $2, $3, $7, $28 silver strike tokens, another on $10 tokens and a final section focusing on $20, $40, $200 tokens. 315...

              HOWDYS STANDARD GUIDE TO COLLECTING GAMING CHECKS & CHIPS
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              Item #: 616043917719 -

                Begins with a definitions, distinctions and a short history of gaming checks and chips with a chronology of development, manufacturing styles and composition. Later sections include illustrations of checks and chips. Illustrations include manufacturer's individual designs and groupings, colors and monogram styles. Information on dating and pricing chips and a list of check mold descriptions and codes. 66 Pgs. 2008

                HYPERMODERN OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR WHITE
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                Item #: 9781580420150 -

                  One of the world's foremost chess experts shows White how to substitute an entirely unconventional approach for the classical principals of opening play. 288 Pgs. 1999

                  IMPROVE YOUR BACKGAMMON
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                  Item #: 9781857443158 -

                    The ideal book for players looking to advance from the basics and build a better understanding of the intricacies of backgammon. Ex-British champion Lamford follows from his earlier book, Starting Out in Backgammon, to further develop the strategies needed to master this fascinating game. Includes numerous test positions. 128 pgs, paperback, 2003

                    INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
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                    Item #: 1083 -

                      Probability theory, the basis of statistics and game theory, can be fun to learn. Multiple exercises throughout the text help you to learn and practice the ideas and methods explained in the book. A good tool for learning probability skills. 247 Pgs. 1973

                      JACKPOT NATION
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                      Item #: 616043917740 -

                        Estimating that Americans bet somewhere in the neighborhood of $80 billion a year, Hoffer, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, wandered across the U.S. showing us how we gamble, why we gamble, and why the biggest opponents of gambling are now the biggest fans. He visits trade shows, hangs around underground poker games, hustles for a side of bacon in a Minnesota bar, discusses expansion plans with a tribal chief, and looks at every angle of chance taking. 241 pgs hardcover, 2007

                        KASPAROVS WINNING CHESS TACTICS
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                        Item #: 9780671619855 -

                          Russian grandmaster Gary Kasparov is the youngest world champion ever. He is renowned for his aggressive play and superior tactics, which the author, a U.S. national chess master, analyzes in this book of recapped pivotal positions. Pandolfini opens with a brief biographical sketch on Kasparov and then proceeds to discuss how Kasparov responded or might have responded to 150 or so actual and hypothetical situations. Each example is prefaced with the name of the players, where and when the game...

                          KASPAROV: HOW HIS PREDECESSORS MISLED HIM ABOUT CHESS
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                          Item #: 9781906388263 -

                            Chess champion Garry Kasparov wrote a best-selling series of books called My Great Predecessors, ascribing his victories to lessons learned from the games of earlier champions. Now, in a humorously titled addition to the series, Karolyi and Aplin turn Kasparovs chess wisdom on its head by analyzing 70 games he lost! Behind the good-natured humor is the idea that every strategic or tactical principle has its exceptions, and the win often comes to the player who knows when standard procedure...

                            KILLER CHESS TACTICS
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                            Item #: 9781580421119 -

                              This book teaches you how to learn from the incredible combinations and sacrifices of 14 World Champions, how the champions used these brilliant stratagems to bring opponents to their knees, and how they themselves fell prey to these deadly surprise attacks. Packed with ideas, 200 fully annotated games, 1,000 diagrams, and practical advice. Learn how to use these powerful weapons from the champions themselves. 640 pgs, paperback, 2003

                              LAS VEGAS LEGENDS: WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS...
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                              Item #: 9780932653987 -

                                Las Vegas Legends' tells the stories behind the headlines and history of The Entertainment Capital of the World aka Sin City - Vegas! From the first explorers and early founders to the famed entrepreneurs and entertainers who continue to shape this unique city. Indexed 303 Pages Paperbound 2011

                                LAS VEGAS THE FABULOUS FIRST CENTURY
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                                Item #: 9780738524160 -

                                  A part of the Making of America series. Whether it's the Entertainment Capital of the World or Sin City or Glitter Gulch or Lost Wages, the city of Las Vegas has undergone incredible transformationfrom ancient watering hole to Mormon fort, whistle stop to mob-run profit centerto become the fastest growing urban community in the nation. A melting pot of races and cultures, Las Vegas boasts a history of vices and virtues. Striking photos of people, places and events. 160 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                  LAS VEGAS: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY
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                                  Item #: 9780874176155 -

                                    The meteoric rise of Las Vegas from a remote Mormon outpost to an international entertainment center and metropolitan area of over a million people was never a sure thing. In its first decades, the town languished but when Nevada legalized casino gambling (1931), the city met its destiny. This book celebrates the city's unparalleled growth, examining the development of its industry and the creation of an urban complex. Here are the colorful characters who shaped the growth, chronologically...

                                    LESTER "BENNY" BINION: RECOLLECTIONS
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                                    Item #: 616043917818 -

                                      In 1972, Benny Binion, patriarch of the Binion Family and founder of the world famous Binion's Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, agreed to participate in the Oral History Project conducted by the University of Nevada at Reno. Glass spent two days taping interviews with Binion, who reviewed the transcripts and made no changes. In typewritten question-and-answer format, the book covers myriad stories and opinions, including thoughts about crooked politicians, gamblers and memories of early Las...

                                      LIBERAL CONSCIENCE, A
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                                        In this memoir, Denton, one of Nevada's modern pioneers, chronicles his career. Born in Nevada in 1925, he was befriended by Pat McCarran, the powerful U.S. Senator, and began working with him. After earning a law degree, he became one of the influential young Nevadans widely known as McCarran's Boys. Denton was a liberal while McCarran was often an extreme conservative. Though he wasnt elected to high office, Denton masterminded the careers of other politicians, including Grant Sawyer (3-time...

                                        LOSING YOUR SHIRT: 2ND EDITION
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                                        Item #: 9781568387338 -

                                          Heineman focuses on recovery techniques for problem gamblers and their families. He presents a non-threatening approach in six major sections including: Dynamics in the Compulsive Gambler's Marriage, Fighting a Losing Battle, The Affected and Recovery, On the Steps and Beyond the Steps. Bibliography for researchers and sources to write for help. Takes into account the spread of Internet gambling, day trading, the growing numbers of women, seniors and young people who are becoming addicted....

                                          LUCK
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                                          SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 9394 -

                                            Have you ever noticed the big part luck seems to play in your life? From early man to today, luck has been prayed for, played with, and courted. It sometimes brings awesome parking spots, a chance meeting with a new love interest, even the winning hand in poker. Where does luck come from? Does one need to be “born lucky” to actually be lucky? Can anything be done to improve on one’s luck? Actually, there is! Authors Dolnick and Davidson investigate both ancient and modern scientific approaches...

                                            MASTER CHECKMATE STRATEGY
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                                            Item #: 9781580420969 -

                                              Robertie all the essential mates, including the scholar's mate, mate with two bishops, the corridor mate, the smothered mate, five patterns of diagonal mates, king hunts, and the key strategies needed to set up future mates. 160 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                              MATHLETICS
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                                              Item #: 9780691154589 -

                                                Subtitled " How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football", 'Mathletics' is a remarkably entertaining book that shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, football and in sports gambling. How does professional baseball evaluate hitters? Is a singles hitter like Wade Boggs more valuable than a power hitter like David...

                                                MILLS BELL MACHINE SERVICE PARTS PRICE LIST
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                                                  MILLS BELL: 1946 CATALOG
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                                                  Item #: 616043916002 -

                                                    This is a reprint of a catalog issued by the Mills Slot Machine Company. Contains some history of the company and its machines, plus photos of the company's products: ice-cream, Coca Cola, and change machines; coin counter; and coin machine tool kit. 33 pgs.

                                                    MORE CHESSERCIZES: CHECKMATE!
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                                                    Item #: 9780671701857 -

                                                      This book offers chess players the ultimate challenge: Find the move or sequence of moves that will finish off the imaginary opponent in a checkmate situation. Allows readers to practice traps and winning opening moves without using a chess board. With 300 problems arranged by degree of difficulty, this book is ideal for players of all skill levels and should help develop tactical, analytical and combinative skills. 208 pgs, paperback, 1991

                                                      MORE THAN PETICOATS
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                                                      Item #: 9780762727391 -

                                                        This book presents the compelling histories of fourteen pioneer women, all born before 1900, who traveled Nevada Territory in unstable wagons, on temperamental mules, and in early Motel Ts to leave a legacy of courage and celebration as they broke records, hearts, and rules while conquering uncharted ground.

                                                        MY WEEK AT THE BLUE ANGEL & OTHER STORIES FROM... LAS VEGAS
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                                                        Item #: 9781935396413 -

                                                          A savage journey to the heart of Hunter S. Thompson's Las Vegas, with the Good Doctor as tour guide. A Lord of the Rings-like adventure in the city's underground flood channels. A seven-day stay at a seedy motel on East Fremont Street. The stories in My Week at the Blue Angel aren't about Steve Wynn, Cirque du Soleil, or how to play poker and they aren't set in Caesar's Palace, XS Nightclub, or a 2,000-seat showroom. They're about prostitutes, ex-cons, and the homeless and they're set under...

                                                          NEVADA TOWNS & TALES: VOL I NORTH
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                                                          Item #: 9780913814413 -

                                                            Richly illustrated with photos, maps, drawings, and copies of documents and clippings, these two volumes trace the history of the state. Vol. 1 includes Reno, Elko, Carson City, and its mining, politics, ranching, and gaming. Vol. 2 highlights Tonopah, Las Vegas, and Ely and includes entertainment history. 222 pgs, paperback, 1981

                                                            NEVADA TOWNS & TALES: VOL II SOUTH
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                                                            Item #: 780913814451 -

                                                              Richly illustrated with photos, maps, drawings, and copies of documents and clippings, these two volumes trace the history of the state. Vol. 1 includes Reno, Elko, Carson City, and its mining, politics, ranching, and gaming. Vol. 2 highlights Tonopah, Las Vegas, and Ely and includes entertainment history. 244 pgs, paperback, 1982

                                                              NEVADA YESTERDAYS
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                                                              Item #: 616043917443 -

                                                                For 18 years Las Vegans have enjoyed small helpings of their own rich history served up by public radio station KNPR, hearing well-told tales of characters with names like Whiskey Pete and the comic-opera romance between a famous female evangelist and a boyfriend called Whataman. This book presents more than 100 of those stories selected mostly by the program's original author, historian Frank Wright, who mined the pits and pockets of local lore for nuggets little-known to the public,...

                                                                NEW IDEAS IN CHESS
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                                                                Item #: 9781580422741 -

                                                                  Finally, one of the most influential chess books ever is back! Five- time U.S Champion Larry Evans shows you the most important concepts that comprise a winning chess game: Space, Time, Force & Pawn Structure. In a book that has been called the "bible" for novice to intermediate player," this newly revised classic uses actual game examples to illustrate dozens of chess themes. Each is a mini-lesson that illustrate the fundamental concepts of modern chess theory - ones that...

                                                                  NO LIMIT: RISE AND FALL OF BOB STUPAK
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                                                                  Item #: 9780929712185 -

                                                                    Subtitled The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower, this book focuses on one of the more controversial people in the gaming industrythe self-proclaimed Polish Maverick who rose from humble origins as the son of a Pittsburgh boss gambler to head one of the largest privately-owned casinos in Las Vegas. Stupak parlayed a small slot joint into a $100-million-a-year operation by manipulating the media with outrageous stunts and promotions. Newspaper columnist Smith...

                                                                    OF RATS AND MEN
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                                                                    Item #: 9780929712987 -

                                                                      For more than 35 years, Goodman was the country's pre-eminent defense attorney for alleged gangsters. His client list included Meyer Lansky, Nick Civella, Anthony Spilotro, Frank Rosenthal, Jimmy Chagra, Natale Richichi, Phil Leonetti and Vinny Ferrara. Smith asks questions like: Was Oscar only what he claims, an attorney who defended his clients based on the principle that they have constitutional rights? How did he mingle with the mob for decades without becoming part of it? 419 Pgs....

                                                                      ONE MORE TIME: THE GAMBLERS MANTRA
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                                                                      Item #: 616043918044 -

                                                                        Written in easy-to-read language, this is a series of case studies, combined with valuable information to provide the reader with insight into the crisis surrounding gambling in America. Most importantly, the authors offer guidance on how to avoid and overcome this problem. Humphrey is a nationally certified gambling counselor. Slawik is a nationally certified gambling counselor who gives training and case management services for the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems. 118 pgs, paperback,...

                                                                        OWNERS PICTORIAL GUIDE: JENNINGS BELL SLOT MACHINE
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                                                                        Item #: 616043918082 -

                                                                          The puzzling complexity of the Jennings slot machine has led to the most comprehensive work ever published about any mechanical slot machine. This gigantic book is specifically directed to the owner of any three-reel Jennings bell slot machine manufactured after 1931 with the exception of the LITTLE DUKE. However, the reader will find that work on most other Jennings machines manufactured prior to 1932 can be managed successfully. Over 450 photographs are accompanied by step-by-step...