Blackjack : A Winners Handbook (REV UPD)

Blackjack : A Winners Handbook (REV UPD)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 269 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780399526831
  • DDC分類 795.423

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    xiii
What the Revised Edition of Blackjack: A xv
Winner's Handbook Will Do for you
Introduction and Overview 1 (12)
Introduction 1 (2)
Blackjack: Short-Term vs. Long-Term 3 (1)
Perspectives
Traditional Player vs. Today's Player 4 (1)
An Overview of the Book 5 (3)
How to Use This Book 8 (5)
SECTION ONE THE FOUNDATION OF WINNING PLAY
Blackjack Basics 13 (14)
History 13 (1)
Today's Game 14 (1)
Blackjack Basics 15 (12)
The Basic Strategy for Playing the Hands 27 (10)
Definition 27 (4)
Casino Rules 31 (2)
How to Learn Basic Strategy 33 (4)
How to Create and Manage a Blackjack Bankroll 37 (11)
Creating Your Bankroll 37 (1)
The Bankroll 38 (3)
Energy Level--How it Affects Your Play 41 (1)
Disaster: What To Do If You Lose Your 41 (1)
Self-control and Drop the Entire Bankroll
Should You Tip the Dealer 42 (1)
Casino Comps, Ratings, and Comp Cards 43 (1)
Money Control 44 (1)
Summary of Winning Tips and Ideas 45 (2)
Money-Management Work Sheet 47 (1)
An Easy-to-Use Program for Developing and 48 (9)
Executing Mental Discipline
Casino Variations to Traditional Blackjack 57 (10)
Games
Spanish 21 57 (4)
Multiple Action Blackjack 61 (1)
Double Exposure Blackjack 62 (5)
SECTION TWO EVOLUTION OF BLACKJACK SYSTEMS AND
METHODS
Card-Counting Pros and Cons 67 (13)
A Brief Lesson on Card Counting 67 (4)
Why the Count Does Not Always Work 71 (2)
Questions for a Traditional Card Counter 73 (2)
Biases Caused by the Nonrandom Shuffle 75 (2)
The Controversy Between Traditional Player 77 (3)
and Today's Player
Team Play: Advanced Blackjack Method From 80 (7)
Research Pathway 1
The Atlantic City ``Candy Store'' 80 (5)
Tips on Team Play 85 (2)
An Advanced Blackjack Method From Research 87 (18)
Pathway 1: Shuffle-Tracking
Just What Is Shuffle-Tracking 87 (2)
How Shuffle-Tracking Works 89 (2)
Shuffle-Tracking in Today's Game 91 (1)
Characteristics of a Trackable Shuffle 92 (8)
Jerry Patterson's Shuffle-Tracking Team 100 (5)
Research Pathway Two Results 105 (16)
Definition of Bias and Like-Card Clumping 105 (1)
Problems Caused by Like-Card Clumping 106 (4)
Winning Methodologies Resulting from 110 (8)
Research Pathway 2
The Target 21 Method 118 (3)
Conclusions and Recommendations Regarding the 121 (8)
Two Research Pathways
The Classic Blackjack Books 129 (14)
SECTION THREE WINNING STRATEGIES FOR TODAY'S
PLAYER
Takedown---a 4-Phased Noncount Strategy for 143 (13)
Today's Player
Introduction to the Strategy 143 (1)
The Four Phases of Takedown 144 (8)
Practice for Takedown Strategy 152 (1)
A Risk-Averse Basic Strategy for Takedown 153 (3)
Players
A Winning Strategy for the Automatic 156 (12)
Shuffling Machines
A Handbook of Card-Counting Drills 168 (13)
Introduction and Definitions 168 (1)
Eleven Drills to Get You Ready for Casino 169 (9)
Play
How to Bet with the Count 178 (1)
How to Play Your Hand with the Count 178 (3)
Count Profiles: How to Use Card Counting to 181 (12)
Exploit Like-Card Clumping
Definition of a Count Profiling 181 (2)
Break-Card Clumps and Count Profiling 183 (1)
Count Reversals 184 (1)
The Count Reversal Factor (CRF) 185 (2)
Betting with the CRF - Method 1 187 (2)
Advanced Betting Tactics Keyed to the CRF 189 (3)
Summary of Count Profile Betting Tactics 192 (1)
High-Low-Plus--A Winning Strategy for the 193 (4)
Handheld Games
Description of the Strategy 193 (1)
Betting Rules 194 (3)
On Playing Blackjack for a Living 197 (10)
A Fantasy World and the Real World of 197 (2)
Professional Blackjack
A 4-Stage Plan for Becoming a Professional 199 (8)
Blackjack Player
SECTION FOUR THE INTERNET--PITFALLS AND
POSSIBILITIES
Types of Blackjack Information Available on 207 (12)
the Internet and Problems in Accessing it
Introduction 207 (2)
Category 1: Chat Rooms 209 (1)
Category 2: Newsgroups 210 (3)
Category 3: List Servers 213 (1)
Category 4: Web Rings 213 (1)
Category 5: Web sites and Portals 214 (1)
Category 6: E-Zines and Newsletters 215 (1)
Category 7: Internet Directories and Search 216 (1)
Engines
The Emerging Solution 217 (2)
The Internet Casinos--Pitfalls and 219 (14)
Possibilities
Background 219 (2)
The Issues Surrounding Internet Casinos 221 (3)
Internet Casino Marketing Strategies 224 (1)
Choosing an Internet Casino 225 (8)
How to Get an Edge at Internet Casino 233 (9)
Blackjack Games
Method 1: Playing Against the 234 (2)
Random-Number-Generated Blackjack Game
Method 2: Exploiting the Internet Casinos' 236 (4)
Cash Bonuses
Method 3: Detecting Patterns in the 240 (1)
Casino's Pseudo Random Number Generator
Summary and Recommendations 240 (2)
Putting It All Together--A Six-Step Winning 242 (29)
Program
SECTION FIVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE
FROM JERRY PATTERSON
About the Author
About Jerry Patterson 251 (2)
About Eric Nielsen 253 (1)
The Jerry Patterson Client Network 254 (2)
Home Study Courses
The Target 21 Instructional Program 256 (9)
The Blackjack Masters Program 265 (2)
The Sharpshooter Craps Home-Study and 267 (1)
In-Casino Training Program
The Signature Series Roulette Home-Study 268 (3)
Course
Information Request Form 271