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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Sachin marked it as to-read Oct 16, Nothing earth-shattering fibure 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. Table 4 lists the probability of bearing off your last one or two men in one or two rolls, in all combinations.
Now look at the position shown in Diagram There are some unusual figures here. From inside the book.
Com marked it as to-read May 21, Books by Oswald Jacoby. If he hits you and covers, you have only eleven ways to come in at all. 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.
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, now and life, and in a last section as they are based in mathematical theory.
How to Figure the Odds by Oswald Jacoby. Edward Smith marked it as to-read Jul 15, As a starter here are the thirty-six rolls odsd with two dice. With the admonition that you will always pay for your pleasure, owsald tells you how not to pay through the nose when you indulge in gambling, horse races, craps, lotteries, etc.
Basic Probability, by Oswald Jacoby
Princejeet Sandhu marked it as to-read Nov 27, Victor marked it as to-read Jul 08, Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Refresh and try again. Thus if you are exposed odsd men six and one points away, you can be hit in twenty-four ways: He also excelled at, and wrote about, other games including backgammon, gin rummy, and poker.
Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To ask other readers questions about How to Figure the Oddsplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. When you are exposed to a 2, you can be hit in twelve ways; eleven 2s plus double 1. This difference becomes obvious if you are rolling dice of different colors, say one black die and one green die.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Number of winning rolls Probability of winning Probability of winning. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Naveen marked it as to-read May 10, 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 jacobu moving all the way up ofds your nine point.
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. A word of warming: Table 3 Probability of Hitting a Blot This table takes for granted no enemy points between you and the blot.
From The Backgammon BookChapter 4 pp 87— Crawford More articles on probability. Warren Saqua marked it as to-read Nov 02, Hardcoverpages.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How to Figure the Odds. This same total can be arrived at another way: Enjoyable glimpse of postwar nonfiction, both in general and on games in particular. Please provide an email address. You can also check large probabilities of being hit by hw the rolls that miss.
Davidh marked it as to-read Mar 30, Return to Book Page. Hhow, 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.
Once you do so, if you are not hit right away you are going to be home free on your next roll barring double 1. Sarath Pamidiparthi added it May 17, Jim added it Jun 16, Daniel Paul marked it as to-read May 21, You complain a little to the gods that plague backgammon players, and then settle down to make your best play.
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.