Complicated but powerful system, July 6, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from Las Vegas, NV
The system is a good one, but complicated. Way too much so for the average person. If you're a smart cookie, this book is for you with a super-powerful system. If you're a newbie to the game, go with a simpler system like Knock-Out Blackjack or High-Low. These simpler systems are almost as strong in computer simulations, and surpass the complex systems when real-world conditions are factored in. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
AWESOME. . The best BJ book in print. Period., June 18, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from Newport Beach, CA
This book has it all. It's mathematically accurate, highly informative, up-to-date, and beautifully written. In addition, Carlson's anecdotes of high-roller life in the casino fast lane make for a really fun, entertaining read. Carlson is both a mathematician and a successful high-stakes Blackjack player, and he presents the concepts behind card counting in an easy-to-understand way that is accurate, informative, and practical. This book is just chock full of priceless information. It presents the theory of card counting, basic strategy, game selection, camouflage, casino comportment, special "commando" tactics, money management, risk of ruin, etc., etc., as well as Carlson's own Advanced Omega II System, which all the experts agree is the strongest BJ system going. AOII is a level-2 card-counting system that I've found easy to learn and easy to use. And it works. It really gets the money. K-O and Hi-Lo don't come close. This book is the bomb. If you could only have one book on BJ, this should definitely be it. Highly recommended. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great for all levels of play, June 10, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from Los Angeles, CA
Blackjack for blood is a great beginner as well as advanced guide to playing blackjack. For the beginner, the description and charts on playing basic strategy are great. For the intermediate player, the book offers a basic hi/lo card counting strategy. And for the advanced player, the book introduces an advanced level two count system that is more accurate to use than the simple hi/lo system. The level two system, however, is slightly more complicated and requires the player to practice longer in order to master. The author also explains all of this in an easy to understand narrated format that makes the book quite enjoyable to read. For advanced players that want to learn the intricacies of the probability theory behind blackjack, I strongly recommend reading "Professional Blackjack" by Stanford Wong. I definitely give this book 2 Thumbs UP. Maybe the only blackjack book you'll need to succeed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good read but complicated system, February 26, 1999
Bryce Carlson is no doubt a very good blackjack player and an even better statistician. His book gives the average player some priceless advice on how to make the most of your small advantage you gain from counting. On the other hand since I don't have a pentium III chip for a brain I will rate his Omega II counting system complicated at best. My feeling is that this system is not worth the extra effort to master unless you are a professional. His system uses high indices and therefore demands constant practice in order to use it effectively. IMHO There are plenty of easier (level 1) counting systems that are very close to the same accuracy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
3 out of 5 stars For high rollers mostly, October 27, 1998
Reviewer: Robert Bell from Oakland
There are some interesting stories and the writer writes well but the book is really for high rollers. I found the counting system that he recommends to be difficult to learn. I would recommend this book for reading but it isn't one of the best. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Winning Blackjack Without Counting Cards
by David S. Popik
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I have won 4 straight days, January 23, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from Mississippi
I am winning with his betting strategy, based on extensive research evidently by the author. I recommend it highly, need at least a 300 dollar bankroll, and be prepared to stay at the casino for as long as the system takes.
Radically different and successful. , January 1, 1999
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from Rockford, IL
This book, unlike the standard, much publicized books on progression betting, places bets based on probabilities of winning and losing streaks. The bets are placed at specific intervals rather than just teasing the odds and leaving the same bet out as the odds continue to diminish against winning.
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