Play Blackjack Like the Pros

Play Blackjack Like the Pros

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by Kevin Blackwood
     
 

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Professional blackjack player Kevin Blackwood shares his million-dollar winning strategies for mastering the odds and consistently beating the house at their own game.

Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the requisite introduction to the modern game of blackjack, including high and low stakes casino, shoe games (several decks shuffled together), online

Overview

Professional blackjack player Kevin Blackwood shares his million-dollar winning strategies for mastering the odds and consistently beating the house at their own game.

Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the requisite introduction to the modern game of blackjack, including high and low stakes casino, shoe games (several decks shuffled together), online, and tournaments. Blackwood begins with the basic rules of play and then moves on to teach his proven card-counting method, broken-down into three levels: novice, recreational, and professional. He also covers camouflaging techniques (it's perfectly legal to count cards, but if the house catches you they will kick you out), money management, and team play. Blackwood includes many stories of his and other professionals' triumphs at the tables and keeps the highly technical language that bogs down most gaming books to an absolute minimum.

Play Blackjack Like the Pros is written in the style of Phil Hellmuth's Play Poker Like the Pros using easy-to-understand lessons that all levels of players can quickly benefit from.

  • Blackwood is one of the world's top card counters. He began with only a few hundred dollars and has won over a million playing blackjack. In Play Blackjack Like the Pros he demonstrates how to earn over $10,000 a month from just a few days work.
  • Blackjack is set to balloon in popularity. Ben Mezrich's book on the MIT card counting team Bringing Down the House was on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks and is being made into a movie staring Kevin Spacey. Blackjack Tournaments are growing in popularity with many of the top casinos offering large prize pools. Online Blackjack is currently a multi-million dollar industry. Blackwood keeps the highly technical language that bogs down most gaming books to an absolute minimum.
  • Foreword by Stanford Wong, author of Professional Blackjack and the master of modern card counting.

Editorial Reviews

MIT Mike
“This is the most comprehensive book on card counting that I have ever read.”
Anthony Curtis
“Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the perfect name for a book written by the consummate blackjack professional.”
Henry Tamburin
“This has everything you need to become a long term winner. Don’t play another hand until you read Blackwood’s book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061974885
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
487,211
File size:
966 KB

What People are saying about this

Henry Tamburin
“This has everything you need to become a long term winner. Don’t play another hand until you read Blackwood’s book.”
MIT Mike
“This is the most comprehensive book on card counting that I have ever read.”
Anthony Curtis
“Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the perfect name for a book written by the consummate blackjack professional.”

Meet the Author

Kevin Blackwood has been a professional blackjack player for more than twenty years. He is the author of The Counter, a behind-the-scenes novel based on his life of playing high-stakes blackjack, and he has contributed to countless games magazines and online sites.

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