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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:35 AM
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Just received my copy of the book. It is pretty huge.

I'm curious if anyone has any advice on how I should tackle it. Should I read straight through cover to cover? Are there certain chapters I should focus on? Should I take notes? etc.

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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:58 AM
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Cover to cover (literally; pun only half-intended), and it'll require a few thorough readings. A very sharp poster on another site posted about his inability to find the answer to a seemingly simple question, and the author indicated the the answer was somewhere in the book. It took me over a year to find that particular answer, but I can assure you that it's in there!
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:56 AM
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Appreciate it!
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Read it ALL, and I mean even the parts that usually no one would read. Take your time.
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I just read the chapter that states "the dealer beats the table 83.5% of the time he has a 2 showing." What I don't understand is why we're not supposed to surrender against this hand. Or does that give the table "bad karma"?
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I just read the chapter that states "the dealer beats the table 83.5% of the time he has a 2 showing."
Something is very wrong with this statement. Even if the dealer has a deuce up and a NINE as his HOLE card, he STILL won't win 83% of the time! Perhaps this was a misprint, or perhaps you've taken something out of context.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Something is very wrong with this statement. Even if the dealer has a deuce up and a NINE as his HOLE card, he STILL won't win 83% of the time! Perhaps this was a misprint, or perhaps you've taken something out of context.
No, I heard it from the ploppiest ploppy so it must be true!
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I just read the chapter that states "the dealer beats the table 83.5% of the time he has a 2 showing." What I don't understand is why we're not supposed to surrender against this hand. Or does that give the table "bad karma"?
No I understand why the price is so high and the buyers so restricted!
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Old November 24th, 2011, 08:34 PM
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Was that in reference to ordinary blackjack ?

perhaps not ?

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No I understand why the price is so high and the buyers so restricted!

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