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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When you are exposed to a 2, you can be hit in twelve ways; eleven 2s plus double 1. From inside the book. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and jafoby them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Collin Matereke added it Jan 25, Ffigure 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.

Return to Book Page. 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 oswalc a last section as they are based in mathematical theory.

Number of winning rolls Probability of winning Probability of winning. Table 4 lists the probability of bearing off your last one or two men in one or two rolls, in all combinations.


Theoretically, you could then take a computer and work out your mathematical chances in any position. Account Options Sign in.

How to Figure the Odds

Secondly, how you can beat the odds and figure out the best procedures when dealing with the stock market insurance, travel, etc You complain a little to the gods that plague uow players, and then settle down to make your best play. Oswald Ozzie, Jake Jacoby was an American contract bridge player and author, considered one of the greatest bridge players of all time.

Crawford More articles on probability. 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.

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. 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 jaocby to fourteen rolls instead of seventeen.

Naveen marked odfs as to-read May 10, He also excelled at, and wrote about, other games including backgammon, gin rummy, and poker. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Warren Saqua marked it as to-read Nov 02, There are some unusual figures here. With ods admonition that you will always pay for your pleasure, this tells you how not to pay through the nose when you indulge in gambling, horse races, craps, lotteries, etc.


Victor marked it as to-read Jul 08, Jim added it Jun 16, Zack Dollars added it Sep 09, From The Backgammon BookChapter 4 pp 87— Crawford When players are evenly matched, backgammon is essentially a game of probability. A word of warming: Make a habit of counting the number of rolls that can hit you when you must expose a blot.

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Dec 07, Jason rated it liked it. This difference becomes obvious if you are rolling dice of different colors, say one black die and one green die. As a starter here are the oswld rolls possible with two dice.

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