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  1. Risk, Ruin, and Trip-Stake Wipeout by Bryce Carlson

    There's hardly anything more discouraging than traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to a prime casino destination, spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on airfare, food and lodging, only to have your entire trip stake wiped out by a bad run of cards because you didn't adequately anticipate your true playing cash needs. That really hurts. Big-time.

    Now, of course, no matter how carefully or conservatively you calculate your trip stake, once in a great while a sustained run ...

    Updated 05-11-2013 at 02:37 PM by Bryce Carlson

  2. How To Learn Basic Strategy

    This is a cross-post from my blog

    Basic Strategy is the correct strategy for playing every hand in the game of blackjack. It lets you know when to hit, stand, split, double, and surrender. Blackjack gurus often hand their students the following chart from the Wizard of Odds, and tell them to memorize it:

    Nice info, Mr. Guru, but how in the world do we memorize this?
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