The full name for the book known as Beyond Counting by James Grosjean is actually Beyond Counting: Exploiting Casino Games from Blackjack to Video Poker. James Grosjean is a gambling expert and author best known for his book Beyond Counting: Exploiting Casino Games from Blackjack to Video Poker. 6 Aug Grosjean Beyond Counting. Hi Folks – if you were ever interested in obtaining a copy please visit the no reserve eBay auction.

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I read the first one as well and groajean it fascinating. If you track the numbers there is the mathematical potential of detecting a bias and capitalising on it. It’s a big, hardbound book with a nice glossy dustjacket. The new edition is now available: As a result, a player can track clumps of cards throughout the shuffle and therefore gain an edge.

Silver, I have it. But, it is good that he published the math, so if people are suspecious, the formulas can be reviewed. Early on it was Mahjong that got him interested, not only in games themselves but also in the maths behind them. Got home from the lecture tour yesterday and it was waiting for me. The book is a series of essays and analyses, divided into nine sections: Griffin maintained a database of advantage players and known cheaters from across vrosjean world.

Couting is an excellent treatment of hole-card play, including mathematical analyses of the proper plays, the costs of misplays, the overall advantage, etc.


At this stage he was still using basic blackjack strategies. Had heard that the reason the first edition was so sought out was because of a few tips for the Big Six Wheel. Given his mathematical prowess, Grosjean went on to receive a scholarship to Harvard.

Beyond Counting

As he grew older, his attention quickly turned to blackjack. Fantastic book, great writing completely irreverent, with many casino’s treated as the sawdust joints they all really are at heart. I’ve even mentioned Grosjean’s name here once or twice. Knowing what hole card the dealer had made a huge impact on the odds heyond the hand.

Apr 17, Threads: This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. November 11th, at 3: Grosjean is the youngest ever person to be inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame and continues to play blackjack around the world.

Just be ready for a VERY math-intensive book. Reading some of his freely available papers and articles online, Grosjean has a unique and well informed overview of gambling in general, and his writing style is dry and witty which I find is always counring for the subject of gambling.

I only did vrosjean two or three times a month as it was never my main thing and my bankroll was not that big at the time.

Grosjean was born in New Jersey and from an early age was fascinated with games of chance. Expertmagician Inner circle Posts. The edge was now significantly in favour of the player. It is most definitely expensive, but with the material offered within the purchase price is more than fair. Feb 13, Threads: The name James Grosjean might not be that familiar to amateur gamblers, but in professional ranks he is very well known.

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Sep 16, Threads: Having purchased a lot of books with vertical subject matter, gambling, history of gambling, playing cards, etc, this book is definitely not overpriced. However, while studying his interest in blackjack continued to grow and he started regularly travelling to Las Vegas to play. Nathan’s Corner Discussion II about They were forcefully removed from the tables and taken to a back room.

Oct 10, Threads: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Had it for a few days now. That gave Grosjean an idea. Retrieved from ” https: These are dealers who let the player inadvertently see the hole card.

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James Grosjean: Beyond Counting

Also, this is not just a math book. Boy, I love math, but it’s been a while since I had to think about equations like he talks about From here Cojnting went on to seek out edges in all sorts of casino games. Random thoughts, a huge glossary of terms, blackjack basic strategy, useful statistical principles for gamblers, random number generators, etc.

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