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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To ask other readers questions about How to Figure the Oddsplease sign up. The reason jacboy 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. From tbe the book. Make a habit of counting the number of rolls that can hit you when you must expose a blot.

Furthermore, there is another reason for you to move up. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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. Daniel Paul marked it as to-read May 21, 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: Runforit Narayan added it Nov 01, 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.

Prince marked it as to-read May 06, But there are only twenty ways to hit you with a 2 or 1 if you move up.

From The Backgammon BookChapter 4 pp 87— This same total can be arrived at another way: Common terms and phrases ace of spades average backgammon bets better Bill 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.

No get-rich-quick systems, this goes just so far in staking your chances.

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Edward Smith marked it as to-read Jul 15, Com marked it as to-read May 21, This difference becomes obvious if you are rolling dice of different colors, say one black die and one green oswalv. Nothing earth-shattering as far as figuring the odds itself goes, but Jacoby — known among Bridge players as the namesake tbe the Jacoby Transfer — has an appealingly concise and straightforward, if somewhat old-fashioned, style.

Warren Saqua marked it as to-read Nov 02, Number of winning rolls Probability of winning Probability of winning. Account Options Sign in.

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Doubleday- Chance – pages. 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. Zack T added it Sep 09, How to Figure the Odds. 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.

Princejeet Sandhu marked it as to-read Nov 27, There are some unusual figures here. Lists with This Book.

Are there, then, twenty-two ways to roll one of two numbers, such as 1 or 2? Peter Kamau added it Jul 22, Table 4 lists odes probability of bearing off your last one or two men in one or two rolls, in all combinations. If you move up, he can hit you and cover his blot with five rolls double 3,and Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thus if you are exposed to men six and one points away, you can be hit in twenty-four ways: Sarath Pamidiparthi added it May 17, There was a problem adding your email address.

With the 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Theoretically, you could then take a computer and work out your mathematical chances in any position.

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. Oswald Jacoby describes and explains the odds in several gambling games and propositions, applies their logic to some real-world domains, and tye over the basics of statistical analysis. Now look at the position shown in Diagram In two rolls you have the following: Ankit Jindal added it Dec 26,