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Ligaz11 Review of Professional Blackjack

 

 

There are many counting systems used by serious blackjack players, but possibly the most commonly used is the High-Low count. Stanford Wong wasn’t the first person to come up with this counting method, but due to his research and published information, his name will forever be linked with it. Professional Blackjack is Wong’s comprehensive description of how to play this system.

 

Wong starts at the beginning, with a description of the game of blackjack, definition of common terms, and basic strategy. This is all the sort of solid information that one would expect from the author. He then moves into explaining the High-Low count system in considerable detail, how it works, what its edge is, how strategy changes with the count for a wide variety of game rules, taking insurance, etc.. This is almost as comprehensive as his work in Basic Blackjack, including such tables as count adjusted strategies for four card hands if the game pays a six card automatic winner. Some of the information, like this last example, is probably more detailed than the reader is likely to need. I can’t imagine that anybody has taken the time to memorize all of these tables. However, …