# Hoyle's Games, Improved And Enlarged - online book

### The Source book & Scientific Guide for popular Gaming & Sports.

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 198                            PIQUET. 9.  Suppose you have the ace, queen, ten, and nine of clubs, also the king, queen, ten, and nine of diamonds; keep the king, queen, ten, and nine of diamonds ; because the chance of taking in the ace or knave of diamonds is exactly equal to that of taking in the king or knave of clubs ; by which manner of discarding you may perhaps score fifteen points for your quint in diamonds, instead of four for the quart in clubs ; and the chance of winning the cards is better; because, by taking in the ace of diamonds you have seven tricks cer­tain, which cannot happen by taking in the king of clubs. 10.  Suppose you have four aces and two kings dealt you, younger-hand; in order to capot the elder-hand, make a deep discard, such as the queen, ten, and eight of a suit; by which, if you happen not to take in any card to such suit, you may probably capot the adversary. 11.  Suppose, being elder-hand, that you have the ace, queen, seven, eight, and nine of clubs, also the ace, knave, seven, eight, and nine of diamonds; keep the ace, knave, seven, eight, and nine of dia­monds ; because taking in the king of diamonds is equal to the taking in the king of clubs, and consequently as good for winning the cards ; but you have the chance of taking in the ten of diamonds to make you fifteen points, which cannot happen by taking in any one certain card in clubs. 12.  Suppose being elder-hand, that you have the ace, queen, seven, eight, and ten of clubs, also the ace, knave, seven, eight, and ten of diamonds, keep the ace, knave, seven, eight, and ten of dia­monds for the reasons given in No. 11. 13.  Suppose, you have the ace, queen, ten, and two more of any suit; also the ace, queen, and ten of another only, and that your adversary has