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Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One – Edward O. Thorp
Non-fiction / 13th April 2023

Introduction Beat the Dealer is about the game of blackjack. This book was recommended in Richer, Wiser, Happier. The is my second book from its recommended book list. I would like to see what be can learned from this book to apply in the stock market. Author Edward O. Thorp is an American mathematics professor, author, hedge fund manager, and blackjack player. Content Beat the Dealer has an introduction, 11 chapters, an addendum and an appendix. The chapters are: 1. The Rules of Blackjack 2. The Basic Strategy 3. Winning Strategy 4. My Ideas Are Tested in Nevada 5. The Simple Point-Count System 6. The Complete Point-Count System 7. Winning Strategy Based on Counting Tens 8. Beating the Casino Countermeasures 9. How to Spot Cheating 10. Can the Cheating be Stopped? 11. Science Versus Chance Review In Beat the Dealer, the author has provided several strategies to beat the casinos in the game of blackjack. This game is also known as van-john, pontoon, vingt-et-un, Einund-Zwanzig or Achtzehn-und-Drei and might have slightly different rules depending on the locations. The author is confident that player can gain a consistent advantage by using strategy presented in the book which is based on mathematical…