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Chess Strategy

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A GAME of chess is played by two opponents on a square board consisting of sixty-four White and Black squares arranged alternately. The forces on each side comprise sixteen units, namely a King, a Queen, two Rooks, two Bishops, two Knights, and eight Pawns. All units move according to different laws, and the difference in their mobility is the criterion of their relative value and of the fighting power they contribute towards achieving the ultimate aim, namely, the capture of the opposing King.

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Round Games with Cards

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Round Games with Cards is written by W.H. Peel. The game of Napoleon, or as it is more generally and popularly called "Nap," was introduced into this country from the United States, it is believed, about 1865, although it is recorded that the game had previously been played for high stakes at some of the more notorious gambling clubs.

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The Blood of the Arena

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The Blood of the Arena is written by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. It was a number of years ago, not long after he had been given "the alternative" in the bull-ring of Madrid, that he came to lodge at a certain hotel on Alcalá Street where his hosts treated him as if he were one of the family, and the dining-room servants, porters, scullions, and old waiters adored him as the glory of the establishment.

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Base-Ball

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Base-Ball is written by John Montgomery Ward. The first standard English writer to speak of rounders is "Stonehenge" in his Manual of Sports, London, 1856. Since then almost every English work on out-door sports describes the "old [with an emphasis] English game of rounders," and in the same connection declares it to be the germ of the American base-ball.

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The Art of Lawn Tennis

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The Art of Lawn Tennis is written by William T. Tilden. The question of choosing a racquet is a much more serious matter. I do not advocate forcing a certain racquet upon any player. All the standard makes are excellent. It is in weight, balance, and size of handle that the real value of a racquet frame depends, while good stringing is, essential to obtain the best results.

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Pitching in a Pinch

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Pitching in a Pinch is written by Christy Mathewson. A tale of the Big leaguers, their habits and their methods of playing baseball written by one of their number, a pitcher of national reputation.

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Chess and Checkers: The Way to Mastership

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Chess and Checkers: The Way to Mastership is written by Edward Lasker. Complete instructions for the beginner and valuable suggestions for the advanced player.

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Auction of To-day

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Auction of To-day is written by Milton C. Work. Only a small portion of the change has been due to the development of the game, the alteration that has taken place in the count having been the main factor in the transformation.

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What Shall We Do Now?

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What Shall We Do Now? is written by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. A book of suggestions for children's games and employments.

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Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

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Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium is written by Jessie H. Bancroft. This book aims to be a practical guide for the player of games, whether child or adult, and for the teacher or leader of games.

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