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BJI Newsletter, November 2007, #94

A WORD FROM HENRY

Do you know what N0 means (that's the letter N and the number 0)? If not you should, especially if you want to evaluate whether a double deck game is worth playing or not (read The Gamemaster's article for all the details). Joe Pane describes his experience tutoring a player and then playing against her in a recent major blackjack tournament (don't miss reading what happened). Barfarkel hits Vegas again and while playing, a casino surprisingly figured out who he was (read how they did this in Barfarkel's trip report). Ted Salveson paid a recent visit to Luxor and the new Planet Hollywood casinos in Vegas and reports on the blackjack offerings there and also describes his "ultimate blackjack hand." The Counter paid a visit to Foxwoods in Connecticut and reports on blackjack conditions in their massive casino. The MGM-Mirage is planning to build Atlantic City's biggest casino-hotel and Frank Scoblete has all the details in his Atlantic City Blackjack Report. If you win a blackjack tournament these days, you might get cash and also a promo chip. Ken Smith explains how to get the best value for that promo chip (good tips). Tournament Pro The Babe explains why the new TBJPA tournaments is a good deal for average blackjack players, while the old master Sammy Vaughn discusses his favorite topic, some friends he made after many years on the tournament trail. If you are a poker player, don't miss reading Bill Burton's article on defending the blinds. Lastly, we have a schedule of upcoming blackjack tournaments courtesy of blackjacktournaments.com.

I'll be playing in the TBJPA sponsored blackjack tournaments in November at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and look forward to meeting BJI subscribers (read The Babe's article for more details about the TBJPA).

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To all my US BJI subscribers, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Henry Tamburin

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THE $57,000 TOURAMENT LESSON by Joe Pane

"Most of my tournament colleagues think I'm crazy to teach other players to improve their game at such a rapid pace because there is always the possibility that one day I might be facing them at a final table. And then what am I gonna do?..."

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LAS VEGAS TRIP REPORT (SEPT/OCT) by Barfarkel

"I was still down about $40 when the two pit guys circled around my table, came up behind me and said, "Mr. Barfarkel, we can't let you play blackjack here anymore. You're welcome to play any other game in our casino, but not blackjack." ..."

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LAS VEGAS BLACKJACK REPORT by Ted Salveson

"With $800 worth of bets across the felt in front of me, and a pair of 21s working, plus John having to draw from a deck rich in tens, I'm getting excited. Sure enough, he draws a beautiful king to bust...."

Read Salveson's complete article.

FOXWOODS BLACKJACK REPORT by The Counter

"Foxwoods casino in Mashantucket, CT boasts the largest gaming complex in the word with three primary casinos: Grand Pequot (both high stakes blackjack casinos are inside this casino), Rainmaker, and Great Cedar. Blackjack in all low stakes areas use eight decks of cards with table minimums of $25. During slow periods $10/$15 tables can be found, but it is advisable to move up to the high stakes tables for a six-deck game...."

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ATLANTIC CITY BLACKJACK REPORT by Alene and Frank Scoblete

"On October 9th, 2007 a big announcement was made by MGM-Mirage that it is going to build the biggest, most luxurious casino-hotel anyone has ever seen in Atlantic City...."

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PROMO CHIP PROFITS by Kenneth R. Smith

"Promo chips seem to be popping up everywhere these days in the tournament world, with many casinos choosing to pay part or all of the prize pool in promo chips instead of cash. It's easy to see why this trend has developed. A casino can advertise a large first place prize, and then award promo chips which are worth considerably less than cash. Most players assume that the promo chips are worth nearly half of face value, and the way most players use the chips, even that may be generous...."

Read Smith's complete article.

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THE IRON HORSE by The Babe

"The Iron Horse! That is what people called trains in the early days, and those trains kept on chugging along thru the decades and the centuries. Sometimes, I think of Tournament Blackjack in much the same way..."

Read The Babe's complete article.

SPECIAL PEOPLE AND EXOTIC PLACES by Sammy Vaughn

"This month, Sammy writes about some of the friends he made while playing in numerous tournaments during his blackjack tournament career and the "exotic" places where they live...."

Read Vaughn's complete article.

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ALL ABOUT POKER: DEFENDING THE BLIND by Bill Burton

"In Texas Hold'em, to get some money in the pot at the beginning of a hand the player to the immediate left of the dealer button puts in, or posts, the small blind, which equals half of the minimum bet for the first betting round. The next player to the left is the big blind and post a full bet. They are called blinds because they are blind bets made before any cards are dealt...."

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BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

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

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