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Knock-Out Blackjack: The Easiest Card-Counting System Ever Devised Paperback – September 1, 1998
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K-O is a simple and powerful card-counting system...clearly and entertainingly presented. -- Edward O. Thorp, Ph.D., Author of Beat the Dealer
This revolutionary card-counting system will KNOCK YOU OUT...and wait until you see how easy it is to use. -- Casino Player, Oct.1998
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But I have finally made my decision, and I feel this advice might help others trying to make the same decision. Is the K-O good enough to learn, or should you look elsewhere? Well, I'm no expert, but I have come to the conclusion, after reading much about counting systems, that it really makes no difference which system you use. The difference in expectation is very small, not to mention the potential for error in the more complicated systems like Omega II or APC. Even in a simpler level-1 count like High-Low, there remains that god-awful true count conversion (more room for error and delay). Of course, if you really want to play professional blackjack, you might want to eventually (or even right from the beginning) move to a balanced count system. But I have decided that while I want to play blackjack with an advantage, I never want the game to become a chore. I don't want to hate playing it. Therefore, it is not necessary for the recreational/casual player to learn anything more than an unbalanced count. Even if it's not the K-O system, you shouldn't worry about learning an advanced balanced count. The K-O system performs on par with all other similar systems, so the decision between which to learn is up to you (there is the Red 7 count and the Black Ace count, for example).
Now, as far as this particular book goes, I think it is fantastically written and presented. I read another review that says the book is poorly organized, but I honestly don't understand where that person is coming from.Read more ›
The K-O, like the Hi-Lo, is a one-level counting method in that the point count value for each card is either 0, 1, or -1. High cards (10s and Aces) are counted as -1, neutral cards as zero, and low cards as 1. As the count gets more and more positive, the remaining cards to be dealt contain a greater number of high cards versus low cards. This means your chance of getting a blackjack is higher than right after a shuffle, and thus you should increase your bet to take advantage of this opportunity. But with the K-O, as opposed to the Hi-Lo, you do not have to compute a true count. You simply add the 0, 1, and -1 values as the cards are dealt to calculate the running count. Then you use just the running count alone to determine your bet for the next round. There is no need to track either the number of decks in the discard tray or the number of decks remaining to be dealt, and, almost too wonderful for words, there is no headache-inducing, "dividing in your head" required!Read more ›
When they say it is the easiest card counting system every devised, it is true. I have tried other systems and failed. But with K-O system the average person will have the advantage over the house for a change.
If you like to play BJ this book is a must.
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Great book. If you want to learn how to get an advantage playing blackjack at a casino this book is a must read.Published 4 months ago by Robert Dantec
Easiest way to get an advantage at a casino game without breaking the law.Published 7 months ago by cale carter
A must read and study of any serious blackjack play. Learn to true count KO. Easy & powerful system!Published 8 months ago by phillip ledbetter
Not completely through reading it, but so far it seems to be packed with good tips and tricks along with general strategy. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ToughToaster
What can I say? It's a Knock-out of a book with great advice that should help most backpackers stay in the game long enough to win a little green. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sample
I'm not a professional blackjack player, and I am never going to be. I have no intention of putting in the work for it either. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bugs