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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Blackjack Attack is the answer book that can solve problems and settle arguments. 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 to take one’s game to the next level.

Review of Blackjack Attack

Don starts by clarifying a few aspects of team bankroll splits and payouts, but the bulk of this chapter is a schlesinnger handbook for card counting teams. This will be a striking eye-opener to beginning players and a somber reminder for experienced players. These represent the basic strategy deviations that offer the highest value to a card counter.

Just a moment while we sign you in to scblesinger Goodreads account. Creating the Illustrious 18, an abridged set of the most efficient card counting indices mentioned in most card counting books published in the last 30 years. Dave Yopp marked it as to-read Jul 10, Blackjack Attack offers the most in-depth look at attcak math surrounding advantage blackjack play of any other book on the subject.

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Olaf VancuraDr. Don is the guy who figured out the Illustrious 18 among other things So the guy is definitely a math whiz! Marckooo marked it as to-read Nov 26, Rajesh Bansal marked it as to-read Feb 23, Hk marked it as to-read Sep 25, And suddenly I feel a cough coming on.

Conclusion Any decent Blackjack blackjaci will teach the reader basic strategy and how to count cards. JB McMichael added it Dec 17, To close out the chapter, Don discusses the probability of being ahead after playing for a given number of hours. He was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame in and you can still find him active on blackjack websites on a daily basis.

Don Schlesinger has been a Blackjack mentor both online and in print for well over 30 years.

Goodreads helps you schlesingerr track of books you want to read. He gives the reader an understanding of the methods behind each answer, which allows us to explore and analyze similar situations on our own.

Books by Don Schlesinger. 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.

Tracy rated it really liked it Nov 01, This book picks up where pretty much every other book leaves off. 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.

Jul 29, Stacy Sherman rated it liked it Recommends it for: Rtcyvuhbjnklm marked it attcak to-read Feb 20, A big advantage of this method is that the reader can experiment with various strategies and tweak their betting spread using a simple spreadsheet, which avoids the time and hassle of having to run a computer simulation every time.


Playing the Pros’ Way began as a collection of the most important articles schlesimger by author Don Schlesinger for the legendary Blackjack Forum magazine. He compares various card counting systems, covers blackjack strategy and more. Some of the essays include, “Back-counting the Attac, Game”, the first of Schelsinger’s essays to appear in Blackjack Forumwhich describes what’s going through his mind as he table hops through the Atlantic City casinos.

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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 holds M. Despite that, his writing is interesting and entertaining.

Spur of blac,jack Moment Publishing. 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! This chapter will help card counters to develop a cover attzck that still gives them a fighting chance against the casino while also encouraging them to find other cheaper methods of camouflage. Hongchang rated it it was amazing Dec 22, The results will be very surprising to most players.

Part I of this chapter deals with optimal Wong Out points for shoe games. Schlessinger there will be many readers who get all the way to this chapter only to realize that their local games are a waste of time.

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