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Get this from a library! How to figure the odds.. [Oswald Jacoby]. An experienced exponent of card games contributes what he has learned about the various laws of probabilities as applied to games of chance, business and. Title, How to Figure the Odds. Author, Oswald Jacoby. Publisher, Doubleday, Original from, Pennsylvania State University. Digitized, Jun 21,

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At first glance you would expect to be in less danger where you are since you are exposed to only one direct shot, but you are better off moving all the way up to your nine point.

Jim added it Jun 16, Be cigure first to discover new talent! Warren Saqua marked it as to-read Nov 02, An experienced exponent of card games contributes what he has learned about the various laws of probabilities as applied to games of chance, business and life, and in a last section as they are based in mathematical theory.

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How to Figure the Odds by Oswald Jacoby. Victor marked it as to-read Jul 08, Books by Oswald Jacoby. Crawford When players are evenly matched, backgammon is essentially a game of probability.

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How to Figure the Odds

Thus if you hold your two, five, and six points and expose a blot on your bar point to an enemy man on your one point, he can hit your with any 6 or with or double 3, but he cannot hit osdald with or double 2, so you are exposed to fourteen rolls instead of seventeen.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thus if exposed to a 1 an enemy man one point awaythere are only eleven ways to be hit, since only a 1 hits you. Are there, then, twenty-two ways to roll one of two numbers, such as 1 or 2? After arriving at the position shown in Diagram 27, you double and proceed to roll a ovds Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Although and look alike when rolled, they are actually two different rolls.

Trivia About How to Figure the This difference becomes obvious if you are rolling dice of different colors, say one black die and one green die. Enjoyable glimpse of postwar nonfiction, both in general and on games in jacoyb. Open Preview See a Problem? How to Figure the Odds. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Ally Whiteneck rated it did not like it Aug 17, Salvador Rivera marked it as to-read Oct 07, Common terms and phrases ace of spades average backgammon oswlad better Fkgure Jones bookie bookmaker calculation cent chance Chabua airport chance of rolling chance to win Churchmouse CM CM CM coin combinations correct odds count the number craps deck diamonds digits divide dollar double draw eight ending in h even-money event example expectation favorable figures finesses five sixths four aces fraction full houses gambler gambling house guess hands containing happen horse horse races kind king last player lose minus multiply number of hands number of matches odd card one-quarter chance pair percentage pinochle play player calls player wins points Poker Dice poker hands possible problem profit proposition rH rH rolling a six second player seven Seven-Card Stud shooter straight flushes Suit Breaks Suppose third player three aces three cards three dice three matches tion total chance total number turn unfavorable Units Units Units Widgets.

When you are exposed to two numbers, the chance that you will be hit is determined by adding the two individual ways together and subtracting duplications. From The Backgammon BookChapter 4 pp 87— Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Thus if you are exposed to men six and one points away, you can be hit in twenty-four ways: No trivia or quizzes yet. From inside the book.

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Hardcoverpages. He also excelled at, and wrote about, other games including backgammon, gin rummy, and poker.


When you are exposed to a 2, you can be hit in twelve ways; eleven 2s plus double 1. Leo Nado added it Dec 13, The reason is that if he hits you and fails to cover, you have twenty ways to come right in, and eleven of these twenty ways allow you to come in and hit his blot. Go through it carefully now, and then go on to the next chapter — but get in the habit of referring back to it often as you read the rest of the book. Table 3 Probability of Hitting a Blot This table takes for granted no enemy points between you and the blot.

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If you stop on the ten point, he can hit you and cover with only four rolls double 2, double 4, and No get-rich-quick systems, this goes just so far in staking your chances. Peter Kamau added it Jul 22, Nothing earth-shattering as far as figuring the odds itself goes, but Jacoby — known among Bridge players as the namesake of the Jacoby Transfer — has an appealingly concise and straightforward, if somewhat old-fashioned, style.

Secondly, how you can beat the odds and figure out the best procedures when dealing with the stock market insurance, travel, etc Oswald Jacoby describes and explains the odds in several gambling games and propositions, applies their logic to some real-world domains, and goes over the basics of statistical analysis.

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Sachin marked it as to-read Oct 16, Looking a Table 1, you can see that there are eleven ways to roll a specific number, such as 1.