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A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and Market – Edward O. Thorp
Non-fiction / 5th June 2023

Introduction A Man for All Markets contains Edward O. Thorp’s life story and his wisdom. This book was recommended in Richer, Wiser, Happier. The is my fourth book from its recommended book list. The author hopes his story will help the readers think differently about gambling, investments, risk, money management, wealth-building, and life. I would like to see if I can learn new things in this book. Author For more information about Edward O. Thorp, you may refer here. Contents A Man for All Markets has a preface, a foreword by Nassim Taleb, 30 chapters, and an epilogue. The chapters are: 1. Loving to learn 2. Science Is My Playground 3. Physics and Mathematics 4. Las Vegas 5. Conquering Blackjack 6. The Day of the Lamb 7. Card Counting for Everyone 8. Players Versus Casinos 9. A Computer That Predicts Roulette 10. An Edge at Other Gambling Games 11. Wall Street: The Greatest Casino on Earth 12. Bridge with Buffett 13. Going into Partnership 14. Front-Running the Quantitative Revolution 15. Rise… 16. … And Fall 17. Period of Adjustment 18. Swindles and Hazards 19. Buying Low, Selling High 20. Backing the Truck Up to the Banks 21. One Last Puff 22….

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…