Blackjack Attack : Playing the Pros' Way

Blackjack Attack : Playing the Pros' Way

by Don Schlesinger


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The most important book for blackjack aficionados since Ed Thorp's Beat the Dealer, Blackjack Attack has been praised by every prominent blackjack expert. In it, Blackjack Hall of Fame member Don Schlesinger answers virtually all of the thorny mathematical question that have puzzled serious players for years: optimal betting, camouflage, risk analysis, team play, systems comparison, and much more. With twice as much material as its predecessor, this third, Ultimate, edition contains new studies bound to intrigue even the most knowledgeable pro, including a complete reexamination of the late Peter Griffin's work and the publication of the most accurate basic strategy and effects of removal charts ever devised. Loaded with a stockpile of strategies, innovative analyses, and unique insights into the game, Blackjack Attack is the ultimate weapon in the blackjack player's arsenal!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944877248
Publisher: Pgw
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Edition description: Revised
Sales rank: 249,040
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Foreword Stanford Wong xiii

Introduction Arnold Snyder xv

Publisher's introduction Viktor Nacht xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Prefaces Don Schlesinger xxiii

1 Back-Counting the Shoe Game 1

2 Betting Techniques and Win Rates 15

3 Evaluating the New Rules and Bonuses 29

4 Some Statistical Insights 43

5 The "Illustrious 18" 55

6 The "Floating Advantage" 67

7 Camouflage for the Basic Strategist and the Card Counter 91

8 Risk of Ruin 111

9 Before You Play, Know the SCORE! 151

10 The "World's Greatest Blackjack Simulation" 185

11 Team Play 287

12 More on Team Play: A Random Walk Down the Strip 303

13 New Answers to Old Questions 343

14 Some Final "Words of Wisdom" from Cyberspace 379

Appendix A Complete Basic Strategy EVs for the 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-Deck Games 387

Appendix B Basic Strategy Charts for the 1-, 2-, and Multi-Deck Games 475

Appendix C The Effect of Rules Variations on Basic Strategy Expectations 491

Appendix D Effects of Removal for the 1 2-, 6-, and 8-Deck Games 495

Epilogue 523

Selected References 525

Index 529

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