Don Schlesinger is a gaming mathematician and the author of one of the most successful blackjack books of all time – Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’. Blackjack Attack has 4 ratings and 0 reviews. Blackjack Attack is the answer book that can solve problems and settle arguments. For the truly dedicated p. BlackjackAttack: Playing the Pros’ Way, by Don Schlesinger, is one of those few Blackjack Attack is the “answer book,” the book that every professional player.

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Although the specific examples given in this chapter are dated, they are very good representations of the format that these bets and promotions tend to take. He has collaborated dpn some of the most notable names in Blackjack and has contributed a great deal of original and groundbreaking research to the field.

Refresh and try again. It covers the most crucial mathematical aspects of the game but teaches them in a way that anyone can understand and use.

This chapter will help card counters to develop a cover strategy that still gives them a fighting chance against the casino while also encouraging them to find other cheaper methods of camouflage. Ivan Atienza is currently reading it Feb 13, Chris Lam added it Apr 17, This is an advanced book to be read by anyone who has or is starting to learn card counting and then later read again and used for reference.

Eventually, he compiled all of his teachings into Blackjack Attack: Perhaps most importantly blackjqck shows how much planning and preparation are necessary before a new group of players ever start hitting the tables. Mateus marked it as to-read Oct 27, These represent the basic strategy deviations that offer the highest value to a card counter.

In this chapter we are introduced to the SCORE statistic, which is a way to determine and compare the value of various game conditions.


Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’ Way

His contributions to the game include research into optimal betting, risk analysis, optimal back countingFloating Advantage, camouflage and team play, [3] and card counting systems comparison. Bryce Carlson Edward O. Get up to 11 exclusive bonuses What’s schlesinnger special about our bonus reviews? Marckooo marked it as to-read Nov 26, He is most well known for: Jason marked it as to-read May 20, An image at the bottom of this article details the updates that were made to the 3rd Edition.

Inhe changed professions and, untilwas a principal executive director at a Wall Street investment bank. Some betting and playing mistakes can have a huge impact on your advantage, and using too many can turn you into a losing player. Most of the chapters are reprints of articles written for blackjack forum in the 80’s and 90’s. These charts are only for the HiLo system with the Illustrious 18 and Fab 4, but most likely that is what a beginning player will be using.

This is, without a doubt, the second Blackjack book that every card counter should own. It doesn’t explain the rules, the jargon, or any other basic aspect of Blackjack. Different players will have very different tolerances for risk, and even subtle changes to the game rules, playing strategy and betting strategy can have a significant impact on your probability of going broke. It also has all the TC frequencies that you will need to make your own spreadsheets from chapter 2.

The only fair criticism that I can come up with is that those who already have all of Schlesinger’s Blackjack Forum articles have the majority of information contained in this book. Once you know the SCORE you will be able to find the most profitable games and plan your trips accordingly.


From the early years, people wrote letters to him asking him questions about blackjack and once the Internet began offering forums he taught through those channels. Melvin marked it as to-read Schkesinger 21, This book is NOT a basic text on blackjack or card counting. Paperbackpages. Don Schlesinger has been a Blackjack mentor both online and in print for well blackjacl 30 years. Nicolas Concetti added it Oct 18, Although Don Schlesinger has always enjoyed playing blackjack, his true passion was in the research and in teaching others.

Schlesinger is well known as a person who has been blackjzck to go out of his way to help eager students learn more about the game he understands so well. Paperbackpages.

Attzck only issue with the book is that you really need to know what you’re doing to read some of his tables. Blackjack Attack covers topics like back-counting strategies, betting strategies, risk management, game selection, and much more. He later found a home on the now defunct AdvantagePlayer.

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xchlesinger Olaf VancuraDr. Sharla marked it as to-read Jan dn, These are all important topics, and they were described in print by Schlesinger first.

Chapter 12 Part I of this chapter deals with optimal Wong Out points for shoe games. Adam Weitz marked it as to-read May 31, Julien rated it it was amazing May 24, Today, Schlesinger continues to teach and write. Some will even use these lessons to find remarkable opportunities that average players would never even look for.

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