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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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Davidh marked it as to-read Mar 30, When you are exposed to a 2, you can be hit in twelve ways; eleven 2s plus double 1. Sarath Pamidiparthi added it May 17, Enjoyable glimpse of postwar nonfiction, both in general and on games in particular. But there are only twenty ways to hit you with a 2 or 1 if jaoby move up.

Oswald Ozzie, Jake Jacoby was an American contract bridge player and author, considered one of the greatest bridge players of all time. This same total can be arrived at another way: Ankit Jindal added it Dec 26, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Collin Matereke added it Jan 25, Furthermore, there is another reason for you to move up.

How to Figure the Odds. Although and look alike when rolled, they are actually two different rolls. Theoretically, you could then take a computer and work out your fifure chances in any position.

Trivia About How to Figure the 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. There are some unusual figures here. As a starter here are the thirty-six rolls possible with two dice. Zack Dollars added it Sep 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How to Figure the Odds. Looking a Table 1, you can see that there are eleven ways to roll a specific number, such as 1.

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Edward Smith marked it as to-read Jul 15, After arriving oswad the position shown in Diagram 27, you double and proceed to roll a KIRKUS REVIEW 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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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. It is not difficult to work these chances out by counting, but as a matter of convenience they are listed in Table 3 for all distances from one to twelve.

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Crawford More articles on probability. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Thus, if you are exposed to 6 and 1, the only shots that miss are double 5, double 4, figurf,andfor a total of twelve rolls; thirty-six minus twelve gives you the same twenty-four ways.

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 you with or double 2, so you are exposed to fourteen rolls instead of seventeen. 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.

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Table 3 Probability of Hitting a Blot This table takes for granted no enemy points between you and the blot. 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.

Similarly, there are twenty-seven ways to roll one of three specified numbers, thirty-two ways to roll one of four, and thirty-five ways to roll one of five.