Don Schlesinger is a gaming mathematician and the author of one of the most successful blackjack books of all time – Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’. Blackjack Attack has 4 ratings and 0 reviews. Blackjack Attack is the answer book that can solve problems and settle arguments. For the truly dedicated p. BlackjackAttack: Playing the Pros’ Way, by Don Schlesinger, is one of those few Blackjack Attack is the “answer book,” the book that every professional player.
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This schleslnger a lesson that must be learned early. Jon Doe marked it as to-read Jan 07, The photos used are of the 3rd Edition.
While the information here is hardly light reading, his writing is clear, his mathematics are sound, and his insights are eminently worth while. In addition, he has contributed to many different issues of the aficionado magazine Blackjack Forum. The reader is expected to have read, practiced, and understood at least one card counting system and to have tried it out in live play.
He later found a home on cshlesinger now defunct AdvantagePlayer. If you’re just starting out, set this book aside for now, but once one has already learned, practiced, and used a Blackjack card counting system, this book will become a gold mine of information on how agtack take one’s game to the next level.
Person X marked it as to-read Jun 14, Risk of ruin is one of the most important statistics for all Advantage Players. It has several dozen pages of computer simulations for various game rules, numbers of decks, penetration blackjaxk, bet spreads and bankroll sizes.
These represent the basic strategy deviations that offer the highest value to a card counter. My only issue with the book is that you really need to know what you’re doing to read some of his tables.
In the world of card counting you have to pick up every little blackmack that you can find in the hopes that you might amass a sandwich by the end of the trip.
Should you break your bankroll into units? Paperbackpages. Probabilistic Aspects of Gambling By Dr. This chapter shows the surprising revelation that the vast majority of the value gained from playing deviations comes from a very small number of plays. Even a few hundred hours of play is not enough to guarantee a profit. Conclusion Any decent Blackjack book will teach the reader basic strategy and how to count cards.
In this light, the lack of repetitive and familiar background material is a blessing. Lara rated it really liked it Mar 15, Greg Elder rated it really liked it Jan 05, Chris Lam added it Apr 17, Schlesinger cements his reputation as a master teacher of the game in Blackjack Attack. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
This is definitely graduate level blackjack! Allow your playing style to change in order to take advantage of every opportunity you can find. Rand Santor rated it really liked it Mar 14, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Omar marked it as to-read Aug 16, Books that mention Schlesinger include: Some betting and playing mistakes can have a huge impact on your advantage, and using too many can turn you into a losing player.
He was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame in and you can still find him active on blackjack websites on a daily basis. Schlesinger played blackjack for the first time in the spring ofin Las Vegas. An image at the bottom of this article details the updates that were made to the 3rd Edition. Av added it Mar 07, All of the computer simulations have been updated and refined in this latest, much expanded, edition.
In short, it claims that a true count that occurs early in the game is not worth as much as the same true count much later in the game.
William Oneil marked it as to-read Jan 08, From the very beginning we are taught some of achlesinger most valuable lessons — strict discipline, exhaustive planning, careful game selection, and realistic goals and expectations.
Hk marked it as to-read Sep 25, Blackjack Attack is primarily a collection of Schlesinger’s articles that have been published in Arnold Snyder’s Blackjack Forum since Today, Schlesinger continues to teach and write.
Beginning card counters will save a lot of time by focusing on these deviations first and adding the rest as they go. Finding a dealer that deals an extra half-deck can make all the difference, and so can an empty table where the player can get hands per hour or more!
Lonnie Hail added it Oct 03, Schlesingr close out the chapter, Don discusses the probability of being ahead after playing for a given number of hours. If this isn’t the case, the reader is not ready to understand this book, although the recommendations at the end will steer one in the right direction.
Preview — Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger. Most of the chapters are reprints of articles written for blackjack forum in the 80’s and 90’s. This is, without a doubt, the second Blackjack book that every card counter should own.