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    So sorry to learn of this.
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    Very sad news, indeed. Condolences to his friends and family.

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    I never met or communicated with Arnold Snyder but I very much enjoyed reading my autographed copy of his final book, Radical Blackjack, which is very informative, easy to read and humourous. Clearly, he was one of the best writers and players of his generation whose wisdom will be greatly missed. His memory will live on as one of the original inductees of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.

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    "This music is dedicated to Snyder. Posthumously..."

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    Arnold was a Tom Waits fan. A bit different.


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    I purchased his 2 books last week and both arrived recently, was spending this weekend reading them, really sad to hear the news, he is definitely one of my favorite gambling authors. RIP

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    I have had two separate blackjack careers, one in my early twenties and then again in my early sixty's. Blackjack has been with me my entire life, and through his writings, so has Arnold Snyder. I still remember eagerly awaiting every issue of Blackjack Forum, reading them and re-reading them over and over again. Just about every issue would spark some thought into my mind which would change my game for the better. Those of us who try to play blackjack at the highest levels of skill often have trouble explaining what we do and why we do it to those everyday "mortals" who don't understand the complexity or beauty of the game. Like many other areas of study, having a deep understanding of blackjack helped me to develop the intellectual rigor to learn about other areas of life, especially business. For this, I thank you Arnold...not only for making my blackjack so much better.......but also my life better...RIP.

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    CEO1 said
    would spark some thought into my mind which would change my game for the better. Those of us who try to play blackjack at the highest levels of skill often have trouble explaining what we do and why we do it to those everyday "mortals" who don't understand the complexity or beauty of the game.
    Nicely phrased - Snyder especially continues to surprise with hidden nuggets galore. It should also be noted that great profit making opportunities can be gleaned by the most innocuous of words and phrases of others - both authors and posters alike.

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    He was right about one major element of Blackjack and much to his credit. "YOU WON'T WIN."
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    Condolences to friends and family. RIP Arnold Snyder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    He was right about one major element of Blackjack and much to his credit. "YOU WON'T WIN."
    I remember reading that when I got my copy of Blackjack Wisdom hot off the presses back in the late 90's. At first it crushed me, then I figured he was being overly pessimistic for effect, and then slowly over time I realized how right he was. I'm way ahead of the game after all these years (I still play 100 hours or so per year when I'm in Vegas), but not as a full-time pro. After a few years of grinding away full time, I came to see that even the winners lose, in lifestyle, with family, with health and mental well being. Like he said, successful AP's are unicorns - they possess a set of attributes that is extremely rare and not entirely positive. Anyone who has what it takes to make significant money as an AP has what it takes to make much more money with far less hassle doing any number of other more productive things.

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    Sorrow and Best Wishes

    Been away a long long time. I just saw that my friend, The Bishop, Arnold Snyder passed away. I'm beside myself about this. We had lots of communications and we even had a private lunch together. He gave me lots of advice, and I was deeply honored that he asked me for some as advice as well.

    As I said, it's been a long time and hope we can all let our old issues simply drop. I'm retired now. I have a wonderful Vietnamese lady and a large Vietnamese family and a beutiful vacation home on a majestic river.

    I just wanted to pay tribute to Arnold and to briefly touch base with everyone in the old community. I miss others like Adhoc and Bootlegger that have passed as well.

    God bless all of you. Norm - peace - I hope you are happy, healthy and doing well.

    Best to all of you.

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    Mike Mattei - real name - I don't play anymore


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    Quote Originally Posted by Titaniumman View Post
    Been away a long long time. I just saw that my friend, The Bishop, Arnold Snyder passed away. I'm beside myself about this. We had lots of communications and we even had a private lunch together. He gave me lots of advice, and I was deeply honored that he asked me for some as advice as well.

    As I said, it's been a long time and hope we can all let our old issues simply drop. I'm retired now. I have a wonderful Vietnamese lady and a large Vietnamese family and a beutiful vacation home on a majestic river.

    I just wanted to pay tribute to Arnold and to briefly touch base with everyone in the old community. I miss others like Adhoc and Bootlegger that have passed as well.

    God bless all of you. Norm - peace - I hope you are happy, healthy and doing well.

    Best to all of you.

    Sincerely,
    Titaniumman - handle
    Michael Belgard - pen name
    Mike Mattei - real name - I don't play anymore

    Titaniumman,

    Sorry to "meet" again under such sad circumstances, but I am happy to hear that you're doing well and enjoying the retired life. I fondly recall meeting you at your GC South party in Biloxi in 2005. The beach party at the end with Bootlegger singing is still a fond memory of mine.

    Dog Hand

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