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Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way Paperback – June, 1997
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Blackjack Attack is a valuable resource for serious blackjack players. It represents the distilled wisdom of twenty-five years from a master teacher and player. --Edward O. Thorp, author of Beat the Dealer
The subtitle is not hyperbole. --Michael Kaplan, Cigar Aficionado December 2004; named one of "7 Books for the Serious Gambler"
Of all the blackjack books ever written, I think Blackjack Attack is the most useful. --Ian Andersen, author of Burning the Tables in Las Vegas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Don Schlesinger has been involved with blackjack, in several capacities, for over 25 years. As a writer, lecturer, teacher, and player, Schlesinger has "done it all," in casinos worldwide. Schlesinger graduated from the City College of New York with a B.S degree in mathematics and holds M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in French from the City University of New York. A former teacher of mathematics and French in the New York City school system, Don changed professions in 1984 and, until 1998, enjoyed a successful career at one of Wall Street's most prestigious investment banks, where he was a principal (executive director) of the firm. Now in semi-retirement, he continues to lecture as a highy respected financial consultant. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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However I realized that if those statements were true, the casinos would either have to stop playing blackjack, or go bankrupt.
Since neither one of those things were happening, it became pretty obvious to me that card counting was NOT 1) simple, 2) NOT easy, and 3) NOT something an average person could learn with a weekend or so of practice. Instead it seemed that the books that claimed it was easy only served to give people a sense of false confidence, because blackjack became more popular and the casinos sure weren't having a problem paying their electric bills.
So, I decided that I didn't want to use those books to learn how to count cards.
For reasons not related to this review I recently regained my interest in card counting. I didn't want to waste my money on a book that would simply set me up to be cannon fodder for the casino, so I did some research and decided to purchase BLACKJACK ATTACK.
This is NOT a book to teach you basic card counting. This is NOT a book that will teach you a simple system. This is NOT a beginners book.
As such it is going to be a while before I will be able to use it, or to be honest, even understand all of it.
This is a book that works with serious mathematics. It is NOT for everybody.
Which is EXACTLY why it is the best book in the field, and one that I am very, very happy I purchased.