WorldCat Identities

Jacoby, Oswald 1902-1984

Overview
Works: 73 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 3,706 library holdings
Genres: Puzzles and games 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Oswald Jacoby
 
Most widely held works by Oswald Jacoby
The backgammon book by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics for pleasure by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amusing and informative in its approach to solving mathematical bafflers, this treasury of theories, games, puzzles and oddities of all kinds, compiled by one of the world's best card players (Jacoby) and an expert in mathematical recreations (Benson) will delight and fascinate math enthusiasts. Although primarily intended to entertain, the wide variety of puzzles? ranging from facile curiosities to very difficult intellectual exercises? will challenge you to keep your mind going full steam. Each of the book's five sections? "Fun with Numbers," "Fun with Letters," "The Odds: Explorations in Probability," "Where Inference and Reasoning Reign" and "The Answers Are Whole Numbers"? is made up of approximately 30 problems, with solutions grouped at the end of each section. Math buffs will love testing their puzzle-solving skills on such challenging brainteasers as The Enterprising Snail, Mrs. Crabbe and the Bacon, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, The Three Prisoners, Girls Should Live in Brooklyn, Who Was Executed?, Creaker vs. Roadhog, The Crossed Ladders, The Ancient Order of the Greens, and many more. Few of these problems require any advanced mathematical knowledge or prowess. You'll find that simply keeping your wits about you and your logical skills honed are all you need to enjoy a delightful and thought-provoking adventure in recreational mathematics. Foreword. 10 illustrations. 14 tables
New recreations with magic squares by William H Benson( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oswald Jacoby on poker by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

12 editions published between 1940 and 1981 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacoby on card games by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete canasta by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

4 editions published between 1913 and 1951 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fireside book of cards by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

6 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasury of outstanding literature, history, humor, art, and curiosa of the card table
Win at bridge with Jacoby & son by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penny ante and up by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improve your bridge with Oswald Jacoby : 125 bridge hands from the master by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oswald Jacoby on gambling by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to figure the odds by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1953 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic cubes : new recreations by William H Benson( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's new in bridge by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to win at canasta by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1954 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four aces system of contract bridge by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On gin rummy, an all-American roundup by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watson on the play of the hand at contract bridge by Louis H Watson( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised Complete canasta by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to win at gin rummy by Oswald Jacoby( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mathematics for pleasure
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Jacoby on card gamesMagic cubes : new recreationsWatson on the play of the hand at contract bridge
Alternative Names
Jacoby, Oswald

Oswald Jacoby American bridge player and writer, games writer, actuary and cryptanalyst

Oswald Jacoby Amerikaans auteur

Oswald Jacoby brydżysta amerykański

Oswald Jacoby US-amerikanischer Spielexperte und Buchautor

Languages
English (132)

Danish (2)

French (2)