Edmond Hoyle

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Edmond Hoyle (1672 – August 29, 1769) was a writer best known for his works on the rules and play of card games. The phrase "according to Hoyle" came into the language as a reflection of his generally-perceived authority on the subject; since that time, use of the phrase has expanded into general use in situations in which a speaker wishes to indicate an appeal to a putative authority. more »

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  • ''When in doubt, win the trick.''
    Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), British writer on cards. Hoyle's Games, "Whist: Twenty-Four Short Rules for Learners," (c. 1756).
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