Blackjack: Play Like the Pros

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Lyle Stuart, 2006 - Games - 272 pages
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Blackjack gives you the best odds of any casino game, and armed with a little know-how, you can obtain an advantage. Let veteran blackjack player and expert card counter John Bukofsky show you how.

So you want to be Rain Man but just can't seem to instantly divide eight zillion by your shoe size? No problem--neither can the world's best blackjack players. But what they can do is work some simple techniques to increase their chances at the one game that already offers better odds for winning than slots, craps, roulette or any other.

John Bukofsky explains all you need to know--from the basics of game-play and strategy to card counting at the professional level--so you can actually gain an advantage over the house.Blackjack: Play Like the Pros also provides helpful information on other important aspects of the game, including:



• Betting and bankroll


• Casino countermeasures


• Camouflage techniques


• Plus a special section devoted to "negative swings"--the number-one reason why many players end up leaving the game


Beating the casinos at their own game isn't easy. But it can be done, and Blackjack: Play Like the Pros can increase your chances of walking out a winner.

"A savvy, comprehensive text that covers the essentials of winning blackjack from soup to nuts. Bukofsky is an excellent writer, whose 'hold-your-hand' style makes it easy for the reader to master, sequentially, the skills needed to become a successful player. Many blackjack books skimp on details, especially when it comes to the mathematics of the game or complete card-counting systems. Not so here. I highly recommend it."ŻDon Schlesinger, author ofBlackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way

John Bukofsky is an electrical engineer and expert blackjack player who has played throughout the United States and Europe. Because of his card counting skill, he has been barred from playing in Las Vegas, harassed in Atlantic City and Connecticut, and has played alongside some of the highest rollers in the world at the casinos in Monte Carlo. John is married with two children and lives in southern New Jersey.
 

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Contents

Ground Zero i
1
Jellybeans Rules Variations and Card Counting
15
Love Em or Leave Em
26
Basic Strategy
44
An Introduction to Card Counting
60
A LevelOne Point Count
76
A LevelThree Point Count
87
Deviations from Basic Strategy
105
Casino Countermeasures
174
Longevity
190
Maximizing Profits
208
Negative Swings
220
Perspectives
233
Epilogue
247
HighLow Numbers Matrix
248
Uston APC Numbers Matrix 252
256

Betting Strategy
114
SingleDeck Blackjack
137
Blackjack Team Play
156

Common terms and phrases

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