By Øystein Ore

Cardano, subsequent to Vesalius the best general practitioner of his day, used to be additionally a loyal and expert gambler who performed for private excitement and revenue. His mathematical genius enabled him to plot uncomplicated ideas of likelihood for his personal gain and for his playing contemporaries. those he accrued in his *Book on video games of Chance* and decorated them with essays at the methods of cheats and kibitzers, in addition to on mental ideas of play.

during this biography of a stormy Renaissance character, Cardano's playing stories are deciphered for the 1st time, and a translation of the *Book on video games of Chance* is appended.

Originally released in 1953.

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