Twenty First Century Blackjack - Encyclopedia of Blackjack Charts
The best way to get a mathematical edge in the game of blackjack is buy counting cards. However, not all players can count cards and understand blackjack charts. Twenty First Century Blackjack, written by Walter Thomason is just for those individuals who do not know how to count cards or do not want to count cards.
The book gives us a lot of blackjack charts and talks about a progressive betting system which has been tested quite thoroughly though field tests, computer simulations as well as in real conditions. The book is quite well written and can give the players a chance to win some extra money at the blackjack tables. The introduction in the book is by Frank Scoblete who is a very noted author himself and talks about why this particular book by Thomason is so unique.
Twenty First Century Blackjack
The book Twenty First Century Blackjack had been published at the end of the year 1999, in time for 21st century. The best thing about this book is that it has a fresh look at the blackjack strategy and talks about a unique system which can increase the winnings of the players even for those who are not really interested in counting cards. The system which is discussed in the book by Thomason is four step betting system which however is not meant to be substituted for card counting. When this system is paired up with basic strategy, it can immense increase the winnings of the players.
In order to prove that his four step progressive betting system is in fact better than lowering bets or flat betting with card counting, he uses the book to illustrate all of his research that he had done in order to prove the results. He had conducted field tests with many other professionals in blackjack. All of the three betting systems had been used for thousands of hands and the system used by Thomason came out on top.
Through the pages of Twenty First Century Blackjack, the author shows players how the system can be used, how it works and why it works. After a meticulous dealing of 5000 hands in blackjack, recording the results of all the three betting systems and after thousands of computer simulations, Thomason agrees that he does not really know why exactly his system works (page 96).
Twenty First Century Blackjack is a very detailed book and he presents a good argument for his unique system. There are several summaries and charts which show just how much research had been done by Thomason for this very book.
In his book he admits that more research should be done in the field of blackjack in order to come up with new techniques. However, this book might not be for everyone. Those who do enjoy reading a good amount of documentation would love the book. The book is quite detailed and bulky but it has a good deal of information for those who are interested. Overall, players who are interested in learning about a new technique to increase their winnings should definitely invest in Twenty First Century Blackjack.