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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This is something that every player will need to customize for themselves. Most of the chapters are reprints of articles written for blackjack forum in the 80’s and 90’s.

For everyone else, skip ahead to… Chapter 7 Don starts by clarifying a few aspects of team bankroll splits and payouts, but the bulk of this chapter is a sample handbook for card counting teams. Rtcyvuhbjnklm added it Feb 20, Is it worth driving another hour to a casino that has a decent 6D game? Creating the Illustrious 18, an abridged set of the most efficient card counting indices mentioned in most card counting dn published in dn last 30 years.

Are level-2 systems really worth the extra effort? Blackjack Attack offers the most in-depth look at the math surrounding advantage blackjack play of any other book on the subject. Every blac,jack is different and you may even find significant differences between tables in the same casino. Additionally, the charts will give the aspiring player more realistic expectations regarding their win rate and level of risk.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ethier Finding the edge: While the information here is hardly light reading, his writing is clear, his mathematics are sound, and his insights are eminently worth while. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He later found a home on the now defunct AdvantagePlayer.


Want to Read saving…. And suddenly I feel a cough coming on. Av rated it liked it Mar 07, Perhaps most importantly it shows how much planning and preparation are necessary before a new group of players ever start schkesinger the tables. JB McMichael added it Dec 17, 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.

Books by Don Schlesinger. The photos used are of the 3rd Edition. You know what kind of swings to expect in the short run, but what about the long run?

Don Schlesinger

Although Don Schlesinger has always enjoyed playing blackjack, his true passion was in the research and in zchlesinger others. It has several dozen pages of computer simulations for various game rules, numbers of decks, penetration levels, bet spreads and bankroll sizes. Refresh and try again. Attakc book assumes schlesinyer reader knows how to count cards and wants to take his game further by understanding the math behind the questions that card counters have regarding their play.

Wttack this chapter Don shares some of hlackjack responses that he contributed to various issues of the Blackjack Forum newsletter. Schlesinger cements his reputation as a master teacher of the game in Blackjack Attack. Omar marked it as to-read Aug 16, Want to Read saving…. This is by no means the first book an aspiring card counter should read. Part I of this chapter deals with optimal Wong Out points for shoe games. Julien rated it it was amazing May 24, And yet, some readers will study the advice and seek out playable games and leverage their knowledge into respectable sums of money.

This is followed by a more detailed explanation which includes examples of several different games and betting methods. This book picks up where pretty much every other book leaves off. My only issue with the book is that you really need to know what you’re doing to read some of his tables.


This is the final piece to the puzzle. Jin-fa Lee added it Dec 10, Chapter 12 Part I of this chapter deals with optimal Wong Out points for shoe games.

Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros’ Way by Don Schlesinger

Books that mention Schlesinger include: He has collaborated with many other giants in the world of professional blackjack including Edward O.

His book covers all of the attac questions and answers that he has uncovered through the years, from camouflage to risk analysis, team play and optimal betting. Pranit Bauva marked it as to-read Apr 06, 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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If you were learning how to play Blackjack, you probably learned from Don.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For the truly dedicated player this book will be a light in the darkness, the fundamental fact book that puts a dollars-and-cents value on the fine points of play. Most card counting systems have over a hundred of these index numbers, which can seem daunting to new players.

This shortcut will save the player a lot of time when they are tweaking their bet spread. While this can and should always be verified by simulation, schlexinger chapter will give the reader a general idea of what pitfalls to avoid and how to craft a cover strategy that works for them.