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The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire By John D. Beasley

The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire
by John D. Beasley

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A guide to the puzzle game Solitaire examining the history of the game and showing how to play it. It demonstrates that Solitaire not only provides a series of problems for puzzle enthusiasts but also has an underlying theory interesting for mathematicians. Over 200 problems are included.
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The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire Summary

The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire by John D. Beasley

For mathematical game enthusiasts, the 33-hole Peg Solitaire board presents many intriguing and difficult problems, far more fascinating than the simple problems set out in manufacturers' instructions, and behind these problems lies interesting mathematical theory. Beasley, an internationally known expert on Peg Solitaire, surveys the history of the game, shows how to play it simply and well, explains the theory behind it, and offers over 200 problems and their solutions in over 550 diagrams. Mathematical game fans aged twelve and over will find hours of enjoyment in this book.

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About John D. Beasley

About the Author
John Beasley is a freelance computing expert who has studied Peg Solitaire since 1960 and made many original discoveries about the game. He has also composed and published over fifty chess problems and endgame studies, and represented Great Britain in two World Chess Solving Championships in 1977 and 1978.

Table of Contents

Solitaire introduced; Solitaire made easy; a man on the watch; the 16 fundamental classes; assets and liabilities; matters of balance; exits, deliveries and traffic jams; short solutions; long solutions; whims and fancies; general square lattice boards; the Solitaire army; into three dimensions; Solitaire unlimited; a look to the future.

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The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire by John D. Beasley
John D. Beasley
Recreations in Mathematics S.
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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