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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Kcusoms is currently reading it Oct 27, Sachin marked it as to-read Oct 16, A word of warming: You complain a little to the gods that plague backgammon players, and then settle down to make your best play. 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.

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But there are only twenty ways to hit you with a 2 or 1 if you move sowald. Crawford More articles on probability. This difference becomes obvious if you are rolling dice of different colors, say one black die and one green die. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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. Collin Matereke added it Jan 25, Oswald Jacoby describes and explains the odds in several thw games and propositions, applies their logic to some real-world domains, and goes over the basics of statistical analysis. Table 4 lists the probability of bearing off your last one or two men in one or two rolls, in all combinations.


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Thus if you are exposed to men six and one points away, you can be hit in twenty-four ways: 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 tje up to your nine point. 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 te read the rest of the book.

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How to Figure the Odds

Trivia About How to Figure the If you stop on the ten point, he can hit you and cover with only four rolls double 2, double 4, and Peter Kamau added it Jul 22, 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 Oswad Dice poker hands possible problem profit proposition rH rH rolling a six second player hpw 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.


When you are exposed to a 2, you can be hit in twelve ways; eleven 2s plus double 1.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about How to Figure the Oddsplease sign up. 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.

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Account Options Sign in. Leo Nado added it Dec 13, Thus, if you are exposed to 6 and 1, the only shots that miss are double 5, double 4, figyre,andfor a total of twelve rolls; thirty-six minus twelve gives you the same twenty-four ways.

From inside the book. There was a problem adding your email address. Salvador Rivera marked it as to-read Oct 07, 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.