Advantage Yahtzee Paperback – December 1, 2001
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.76 ounces
- Paperback : 151 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0929712048
- ISBN-13 : 978-0929712048
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 0.25 x 6.75 inches
- Publisher : Huntington Press; 1st edition (December 1, 2001)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #640,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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basically explains when it is wise to " zero " a turn & why this is strategicaly advantageous.
This book, however, was written in such a manner that even someone who has virtually no math skills and has only played Yahtzee once will be able to read it easily and benefit greatly.
Between the strategy tips, the book is filled with fun facts. Did you know that the highest possible score in Yahtzee is 1,575? That would mean you'd have to roll 13 straight Yahtzees. Or did you know that on every first roll, there are 252 possible outcomes? You'll learn this and so much more if you read this book. Pick it up, it's well worth the cheap cover price and will improve your game vastly.
fans believed that the optimal strategy was well out
of the reach of mortals. Well, the esteemed Olaf
Vancura, PhD has thankfully proved us wrong. Yahtzee
Advantage is certainly the most ground breaking book
in the history of Yahtzee that ever was and certainly
ever will be. After a short history of Yahtzee,
Vancura discusses Yahtzee rules and even clarifies the
dubious and complicated 'joker rules.' He then moves
on to how he unravelled the secret of Yahtzee. The
next few chapters address how to simulate the optimal
strategy in beginning, mid, and end game. There are a
number of useful graphs that summarize what play to make
during different rolls in the game; he even
includes the Yahtzee distribution given perfect play
and provides a few case studies. Without Dr.
Vancura, we never would have known the golden benchmark - the optimal score under perfect play. Advantage Yahtzee is a must for serious fans of the greatest game ever made. Because of Yahtzee Advantage, and its counterpart - the online Yahtzee Proficiency Tester- , I expect that we will see human yahtzee scores to rise dramatically over the next decade.