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 two numbers, the chance that you will be hit is determined by adding the two individual ways together and subtracting duplications. Com marked it as to-read May 21, Odvs Matereke added it Jan 25, Number of winning rolls Probability of winning Probability of winning.


Davidh marked it as to-read Mar 30, Naveen marked it as to-read May 10, No get-rich-quick systems, this goes just so far in staking your chances. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Return to Book Page. Warren Saqua marked it as to-read Nov 02, If he hits you and covers, you have only eleven ways to come in at all. How to Figure the Odds by Oswald Jacoby.

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. To ask other readers questions about How to Figure the Oddsplease sign up. Ankit Jindal added it Dec 26, From inside the book. If you move up, he can hit you and cover his blot with five rolls double 3,and Kcusoms is currently reading it Oct 27, This difference becomes obvious if you are rolling dice of different colors, say one black die and one green die.

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Rika Salvatore added it Oct 28, Victor marked it as to-read Jul 08, Looking a Table 1, you can see that there are eleven ways to roll a specific number, such as 1.

Oswald Jacoby describes and explains the odds in several gambling games and propositions, applies their logic to some real-world domains, and goes over the basics of statistical analysis. There are some unusual figures here.

How to Figure the Odds by Oswald Jacoby

As a starter here are the thirty-six rolls possible with two dice. Are there, then, twenty-two ways odes roll one of two numbers, such as 1 or 2? In two rolls you have the following: Oswald Ozzie, Jake Jacoby was an American contract bridge player and author, considered one of the greatest bridge players of all time.

Nothing earth-shattering as 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.

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How to Figure the Odds

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. From The Backgammon BookChapter 4 pp 87— Similarly, there are twenty-seven ways to roll one of three specified numbers, thirty-two ways to figuer one of four, and thirty-five ways to roll one of five. Lists with This Book.

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Zack Dollars added it Sep 09, 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. When a combination or double shot i.


This same total can be arrived at another way: After arriving at the position shown in Diagram 27, you double and proceed to roll a 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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