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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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William Oneil marked it as to-read Jan 08, Are balanced systems stronger than unbalanced systems? 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.

In addition, he holds M. Yash Agarwal marked it as to-read Feb 14, Marc rated it it was ok Dec 27, Books that mention Schlesinger include: Adam Weitz marked it as to-read May 31, For everyone else, skip ahead to….

He later found a home on the now defunct AdvantagePlayer. The reader is expected to have read, practiced, and understood at least one card counting system and to have tried it out agtack live play. From the very beginning we are taught some of the most valuable lessons — strict discipline, exhaustive planning, careful game selection, and realistic goals and expectations.

This is followed by a more detailed explanation which includes examples of several different games and betting methods. These charts are only for the HiLo system with the Illustrious 18 and Fab 4, but most likely that is what a beginning player will be using. In general, for plays that involve putting significantly more money on the table like doubling and splitting you might want to wait for a higher count in order to mitigate the extra risk involved.


All of the computer simulations have been updated and refined in this latest, much expanded, edition. It was always sitting on the nightstand, or on the desk, or in my backpack during a trip. Don starts by clarifying a few aspects of team bankroll splits and payouts, but the bulk of this chapter is a sample handbook for card counting teams. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dave Yopp marked it as to-read Jul 10, The following chapters will teach you how.

The results will be very surprising to most players.

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The only fair criticism that I can come up with is that those who already have all of Schlesinger’s Blackjack Forum articles have the majority of dpn contained in this book. One of the greatest benefits of this book is that it allows each player to customize their playing style to suit their individual situation.

Don shares many short and concise pieces of advice regarding several aspects of Blackjack play. As usual, Don gives a detailed explanation of how to do the calculations as well as numerous examples of both playing and betting cover plays.

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To ask other readers questions about Blackjack Attackplease sign up. For everyone else, skip ahead to… Chapter 7 Don starts by clarifying a few aspects of team bankroll splits and payouts, but the bulk of this chapter is a sample handbook for card counting teams.


Brock rated it really liked it Feb 02, Inhe changed professions and, untilwas a principal executive director at a Wall Street investment bank. Once you know the SCORE you will be able to find the most profitable games and plan your trips accordingly. Playing the Pros’ Way by Don Schlesinger. attzck

Av added it Mar 07, Don really manages to capture the frenzied and frustrating life of a blackjack player. Despite that, his writing is interesting and entertaining.

Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’ Way

They cover such subjects as: American gambling writers American male non-fiction writers American blackjack players Writers from New York state Living people. They are all, at worst, well worth reading, at best, they attac fundamentally improve how one thinks about Blackjack.

This shortcut will save the player a lot of time when they are tweaking their bet spread. Chapter 3 This chapter is all about calculating the effects of various bonuses and side bets. When these essays first appeared in print, they almost universally became instant classics, schlesiner for the better blackiack way players thought about the game. Melvin marked it as to-read Jan 21, Chapter 8 Chapter 8 is very important for beginner and intermediate card counters.