Blackjack Attack - Essays and Articles on Blackjack Topic
If you read and liked the book Blackjack Autumn of Barry Meadow or Knock Out Blackjack of Ken Fuchs, Do not also miss the chance to read Blackjack Attack: this book will definitely not let you to stay indifferent.
Until the book Blackjack Attack had been published, Don Schlesinger had been probably the only respected and influential blackjack authority who had never written or published a book.
Basically, Blackjack Attack is a collection of various articles written by Don Schlesinger which have been published in the Blackjack Forum of Arnold Snyder since the year 1984. Several of these articles have been updated and expanded upon in this book.
Blackjack Attack is not really the first book that an aspiring card counter would find helpful. The book does not provide a basic introduction to the game or card counting and there aren't any card counting systems which have been described in the book. The jargon, the basic rules or the basic aspects of the game are not discussed. The book is for those players who are already familiar with the game, have practiced and are familiar with at least one type of card counting method.
Blackjack Attack is basically aimed at card counters who want to take their play to the next level. For this reason, there is no background on the game in this book. With the first article in the book the book launches itself to a new territory which is not covered in any other book at all or at least not with this depth. When these articles had first been published they had instantly become classics in their own right. The articles mentioned in the book can definitely change and improve the outlook of players about blackjack.
The first ever essay written by Schlesinger which appeared in the Blackjack Forum, 'Back Counting in the Shoe Game', has been included in the book. This particular essay describes what goes through the mind of the author while he is playing at the Atlantic City casinos. 'The Attacking the Shoe' essay talks about the rationale behind the Illustrious 18 the now famous decision indices. The floating advantage technique is also discussed in the book at length and with good clarity. All of these important topics had been described and used by Schlesinger first.
However, those who have already read most of the Blackjack Forum articles would not really have much to read about in this book. However, the book does have some extra information, new data as well as expanded essays which is well worth reading. The book is not really for beginners but a great resource for those who are already familiar with and have used a card counting method.
Schlesinger has always been considered as a very respectable and knowledgeable figure in the world of blackjack. This book comes across as a masterful teaching effort for players who are willing to put in some effort to understand the techniques that are discussed in the book. The material which is presented in the book is clear, mathematically sound and worth while. With Blackjack Attack, Schlesinger reconfirms his reputation as a legendary teacher of blackjack. The book is a good investment for any serious player who is interested in taking the play to the next level.