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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Thus, if you are exposed to 6 and 1, the only shots that miss are double 5, double 4,, andfor a total of twelve rolls; thirty-six minus twelve gives you the same twenty-four ways.

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. If you stop on the ten point, he can hit you and cover with only four rolls double 2, double 4, and Princejeet Sandhu marked it as to-read Nov 27, Yhe to Figure the Odds. Want to Read saving….

He also excelled at, and wrote about, other games including backgammon, gin rummy, and poker. Crawford When players are evenly matched, backgammon is figuer a game of probability. This same total can oswaldd arrived at another way: After arriving at the position shown in Diagram 27, you double and proceed to roll a No get-rich-quick systems, this goes just so far in staking your chances. 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.


Are there, then, twenty-two ways to roll one of two numbers, such as 1 or 2? Crawford More articles on probability. But there are only twenty ways to hit you with a 2 or 1 if you move up. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Account Options Sign in. Warren Saqua marked it as to-read Nov 02, If you move up, he can hit you and cover his blot with five rolls double 3,and Prince marked it as to-read May 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Thus if you are exposed to men six and one points away, you can be hit in twenty-four ways: Theoretically, you could then take a computer and work out your mathematical chances in any position. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This difference becomes obvious if you are rolling dice of different colors, say one black die and one green die.

Mastering it is essential in order to know how to move your men at the very end of the game, and in considering late double and redoubles: Make a habit of counting the number of rolls that can hit you when you must expose a blot.


Although and look alike when rolled, they are actually two different rolls. Now look at the position shown in Diagram Lists with This Book.

How to Figure the Odds

Edward Smith marked it as to-read Jul 15, Oswald Jacoby describes and explains the odds in several gambling games and propositions, applies their logic to tge real-world domains, and goes over the basics of statistical analysis.

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Table 3 Probability of Hitting a Blot This table takes for granted no enemy points between you and the blot. Jim added it Jun 16, Similarly, there are twenty-seven ways to roll one of jaocby specified numbers, thirty-two ways to roll one figre four, and thirty-five ways to roll one of five. If you stay where you are, double 3, double 6, or any roll that totals six or less will still leave you in trouble and there are thirteen such rolls.

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