Blackjack the Smart Way

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Mystic Ridge Books, 2000 - Blackjack (Game) - 277 pages
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It's super hot! The successor to two Sold Out editions of Blackjack The Smart Way was already back-ordered before its June 2000 release!

And no wonder. Richard Harvey's been in demand nationwide, as a radio talk show guest, for book signing events from coast to coast, and as a public speaker, ever since the first edition of Blackjack The Smart Way was released in mid-1999. His workshops and seminars have been taken by hundreds nationwide, and his unique new system for winning at blackjack has been featured in many newspaper articles nationwide.

Blackjack The Smart Way is unique in many, many ways -- including its amazing win rate of 88.24% in real-world casino field tests. While most other blackjack books are aimed at wealthy gamblers and mathematical geniuses, this is easy to understand, with explanations and illustrations that cater to the average casino-goer and is equally successful for low-stakes and high-stakes table players alike.

Richard Harvey teaches there are many overlooked factors in becoming a winner -- including the skills of picking a good casino and a good table.

His card strategy is built upon the author's breakthrough research on which dealer up cards are really good for the player -- No Other Blackjack Book has this Information. He reveals that some dealer up cards traditionally thought favorable to the player are actually Not, and that some dealer up cards traditionally thought favorable to the dealer are actually Not. That changes things a lot, and allows the player to make brilliant, winning moves.

Other concepts found nowhere else include: the author's own Card Observation Method, which is simpler and more effective than card counting in predicting whatthe dealer's important hole card will be, and what card the player might get next; the author's X Factor Method, which tells players how to manage their bets, and tells them when to leave -- either up or down; and, the 3-Level Notch-Up, Notch-Down Money Management System, which maximizes your gains, while limiting downside risk.

Sure to generate controversy, it debunks the myth of card counting as ruler of the blackjack universe, while presenting a new way to count cards that includes All the Cards, unlike other systems. The author's main contention is that card counting should Not be linked with how much players should bet. And there's much more...

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Basic Card Strategy 17
The World Of The Casino 57
The Tricky 2s And The Silent 7s 79
The Need For Brakes 105
Money Management 109
Card Counting Card Observation 135
Advanced Card Strategy 187
Casino Countermeasures Dirty Tricks 211
Practice Practice Practice 245
Glossary 249
Index 263

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About the author (2000)

Harvey is an expert blackjack player, teacher, researcher, throretician, public speaker and writer.

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