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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Trivia About Blackjack Attack It summarizes his approach to back-counting the shoe games of Atlantic City.

Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’ Way

The correlation between math and gaming had always interested him, and learning that blackjack was a beatable game he became very interested in learning how to use mathematics to gain an edge. This book is meant for intermediate players who can accurately use a card counting system and are ready to start playing seriously, but still have a lot of questions.

Using these formulas you can determine your bankroll size for any degree of risk that you are willing to take. This is, without a doubt, the second Blackjack book that every card counter should own. Tsz Ying marked it as sttack May 05, After enough hours of playing, a card counter will naturally become bored and frustrated enough to look at side bets and bonuses as a way to boost their earn.

This is especially true for plays that happen when your big bets are out. Joe added it May 15, Additionally, the often misunderstood “Floating Advantage” is explained here with extreme clarity. Chapter 8 Chapter 8 is very important for beginner and intermediate card counters.


Chapter 12 Part I of this chapter deals with optimal Wong Out points for shoe games. Chapter 10 For the beginning card counter who has not invested attacm or developed a simulator, this chapter will be your bible. Even a few hundred hours of play is not enough to guarantee a profit.

This will be a striking eye-opener to beginning players and a somber reminder for experienced players. Av added it Mar 07, To ask other readers questions about Blackjack Attackplease sign up. Marckooo marked it as to-read Nov 26, Don really manages to capture the frenzied and frustrating life of a blackjack player. Blackjack Attack is primarily atatck collection of Schlesinger’s articles that have been published in Arnold Snyder’s Blackjack Forum since In short, it claims that a schlesinher count that occurs early in the game is not worth as much as the same true count much later in the game.

The photos used are of the 3rd Edition. More importantly, Don takes the time to walk us through the process of answering each question. JB McMichael added it Dec 17, The steps are laid out clearly and the reader can easily apply these calculations to their own playing style and game conditions.

Books by Don Schlesinger. Paperbackpages. Don is the guy who figured out the Illustrious 18 among other things So the guy is definitely a math whiz!

In this light, the lack of repetitive and familiar background material is a blessing.

Nicolas Concetti added it Oct 18, The following chapters will teach you how. Open Preview See a Problem?

The reader is expected to have read, practiced, and understood at least one card counting system and to have tried it out in live play. For anyone considering buying Blackjack Attack, we would dno the 3rd Edition as it contains a lot of expanded content. He is most well known for: Open Preview See a Problem? This book picks up where pretty much every other book leaves off.


He was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame in and you can still find him active on blackjack websites on a daily basis. Stanford Wong Risk and Reward: KK rated it liked it Aug 20, Chapter 3 This chapter is all about calculating the effects of various bonuses and side bets.

Some will even use these lessons to find remarkable opportunities that average players would never even look for. These are all important scglesinger, and they were described in print by Schlesinger first. It also features revised and expanded tables of effects of removal, for playing and betting, which improve on the blackjacj of the legendary Peter Griffin.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Many of them have been expanded and updated here.

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This chapter shows the surprising revelation that the vast majority of the value gained from playing deviations comes from a very small number of plays.

They are all, at worst, well worth reading, at best, they will fundamentally improve how one thinks about Blackjack. Chapter 2 This chapter is fairly small but Don manages to pack a lot of information into it.