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According to Hoyle

The expression “according to Hoyle” means “according to the official rules”. Who or what was Hoyle?

A) The Hoyle Sports Club in London, England
B) A renowned poker expert in the American wild west
C) A pseudonym used by Britain’s King George IV when gambling
D) An 18th-century writer on games

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Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769) was an English expert on card and board games. His books on whist and other games established his name as a hallmark of authority; many later rulebooks, especially for card games, have borrowed it.

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