Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way by Don Schlesinger

By Don Schlesinger

An important publication on hand to blackjack aficionados due to the fact Beat the broker by way of Ed Thorp, Blackjack assault has been praised by means of each admired blackjack professional. In it, Schlesinger solutions nearly the entire thorny mathematical questions that experience questioned critical avid gamers for years: optimum having a bet, camouflage, danger research, group play, platforms comparability, and lots more and plenty extra. With two times as a lot fabric as its predecessor, this 3rd variation includes new experiences guaranteed to intrigue even the main a professional professional, together with a whole reexamination of the overdue Peter Griffin's paintings, and the e-book of the main exact easy procedure and results of elimination charts ever devised.

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1 76% ofthe time. 176% from the second part. 308%. Step #5: From this extra edge, we must subtract a loss in advantage from not splitting 8s or doubling 11 into the dealer's potential 10-up natural. 037% by simply hitting the 11. 082%. 226%. 02%) obtained by Wong. Rule #6: Blackjack Jackpot Although the "Blackjack Jackpot" at Merv Griffin's Resorts is currently in effect as we pen these lines (early June, 1992), we predict that this progressive jackpot will be gone by press time. In May, I described this promotion to Stanford Wong over the telephone and together we analyzed the payoffs.

385%, we estimate this latter number to represent the extra advantage provided by sidecounting an imbalance of one extra deuce removed. Finally, by simulating the game, to provide a frequency distribution of the red-black count, it is possible, as with traditional card counting, to devise a betting strategy to beat the house. Obviously, the bet spread employed will determine the ultimate advantage that can be gleaned by raising bets at trues of higher than +2 or lower than -2 (or even sooner, if the deuces permit).

0044521, or once in 225 hands. As an alternative calculation, we could have stipulated any seven for the first card, or 24/312, and then insisted that the second seven come from the 18 non-suited remaining ones, or 18/311. 0044521 - a more direct approach. 076923. Step #6: Now comes the tricky part. For problems such as these, I like to assume enough $1 wagers to cover every possibility at least once, and then we see what happens. Well, we'll need 62,893 bets to get the big payout of $5,000 just that one time.

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