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BJI Newsletter, September 2007, #92

A WORD FROM HENRY

How to Win More Blackjack Tournaments

At last! Blackjack Tournament Pro and BJI columnist Kenneth R. Smith has written his first book, How to Win More Blackjack Tournaments, which summarizes the blackjack tournament strategies contained in his articles from Blackjack Insider (plus three new articles not available anywhere else!). Another BJI professional e-book publication.

Ken Smith knows blackjack tournament strategy!

And with his new e-book, you too can learn the strategies that Ken has used to become widely regarded as one of the best blackjack tournament players in the world. If you've watched any blackjack tournaments on TV, you've seen Ken demonstrating his skills at the table, including his stunning $50,000 first place finish in the premier episode of the Ultimate Blackjack Tour(tm) on CBS.

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We're excited to present a preview and summary of Ken's new Blackjack Tournament e-book, which BJI has just released. The bad boy of blackjack, "Hollywood" Dan Stann has also written a new book, Hollywood Blackjack: An Uncensored Guide to Doing it Like a Pro, and we have an excerpt on what to do when counting goes wrong. If you want to learn about how the "Big Player" team approach to blackjack works, and what "co-variance" means in blackjack, you definitely want to read the article on More Team Money Management by The Gamemaster. If you are basic strategy player, you definitely want to read Fred Renzey's article on the World's Easiest Card Counting Systems, which includes the Ace-10 Front Count, Speed Count, and the K.I.S.S. Count. Alene and Frank Scoblete explain why the Atlantic City casinos are hurting, and which casinos currently offer the best blackjack (and craps) games. Ted Salveson, took a quick trip to Tunica and reports on what he found there. Joe Pane summarizes three tournaments that offer players an overlay. Norm Sheridan played in a recent wild card round in a televised World Series of Blackjack and begs the question, " Who was that bonehead that played in the WSOB?" Oh, oh. LVBear has more growls covering a host of casino industry issues. If you want some pointers on the correct protocols for playing in poker tournaments, check out Bill Burton's article. And last, but not least, we have a summary of the upcoming major blackjack tournaments across the country courtesy of blackjacktournaments.com.

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MY FIRST BOOK by Kenneth R. Smith

"It happened somewhere in the desert between Las Vegas and Laughlin. I was riding in the car with Henry Tamburin, who is the editor of the Blackjack Insider Newsletter. Henry and I were heading to play some blackjack tournaments, and along the way we were discussing current happenings in the world of tournaments and blackjack. Once we caught up with that, Henry returned to one of his favorite topics of conversation with me..."

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MORE TEAM MONEY MANAGEMENT by The GameMaster

"If your team is using or planning to use the "big player" (BP) approach, the development of a proper betting schedule is a bit more complicated because you will have two players at the same table much of the time, so that brings what we call "co-variance" into play..."

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EXCERPT FROM HOLLYWOOD BLACKJACK by "Hollywood" Dave Stann

"When counting goes wrong or, what to do when you get thrown out on your ass! Sure, you'll wear the first barring or two as a certain badge of honor - but after that, it's just no fun. To that end, here's the survival guide you'll need when they finally do come for you..."

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THE WORLD'S EASIEST CARD COUNTING SYSTEMS by Fred Renzey

"With the help of blackjack simulation software, several simpler, shorter, more user friendly methods of tracking high vs. low cards were developed that might bring beating the house at blackjack within the reach of the "recreational" player. The systems described in this article all fall into that category..."

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ATLANTIC CITY BLACKJACK REPORT by Alene Paone and Frank Scoblete

"When we are right; we are right: Atlantic City is hurting real bad! A few issues back we made a prediction that Atlantic City was in serious trouble due to two factors..."

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TUNICA TRIP REPORT by Ted Salveson

"There is nothing like Las Vegas. But sometimes it's fun to take a short side trip to Tunica. My wife likes it because the flight from Orlando to Memphis is only 90 minutes, as opposed to the five hours it takes to get to Vegas. My "host" in Tunica is actually the Regional Director of Marketing for Resorts. He scheduled a golf tournament for the end June, and, well, I just had to go..."

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THREE TOURNAMENTS THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED by Joe Pane

"I have discovered three tournaments that are a must to play because they not only return 100% of entry fees, but they are designed to return even more than that. Here are the details..."

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WHO WAS THAT BONEHEAD IN THE WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK? by Norm Sheridan

"There were many highlights from the second Wild Card Round (Episode #10) in the recently televised "World Series of Blackjack" episode that was extremely interesting. If you read the August issue of BJI, you may recall that the filming of this Wild Card Round began only minutes after my first round was over..."

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THE BEAR GROWLS by LVBear

"LVBear growls at the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman, McCarran Airport, and casino security..."

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ALL ABOUT POKER: POKER TOURNAMENT TIPS by Bill Burton

"Playing casino poker is quite different from playing in an online or home game. There are certain procedures and protocols you will need to understand before you sit down to play..."

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BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Check out the schedule of major blackjack tournaments in September and October by region in our Blackjack Tournament Report.

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