# Book Collaboration

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Billy C, Sep 29, 2022.

1. ### gronbogTop Member

We have a correction to the first printing of the book. At the bottom of table 51.1 there should be a legend stating:

Indices are surrender except
d = double
p = split

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2. ### Billy CTop Member

Thanks. I just added that to my copy.

Billy C

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3. ### PitchManTop Member

I received my copy a few days ago. I haven't had a chance to do more than glance at it enough to see that there is a tremendous amount of information in it. Although it'll be a challenge for someone who sometimes has a problem remembering where my car keys are, I'm still anxious to dig into it.

Thanks to both of you for putting forth the effort to prepare the book that was surely not a small one.

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4. ### gronbogTop Member

I have some more news. There is now a Kindle edition of the new book!

https://www.amazon.com/Hi-Lo-Card-Co...%2C111&sr=8-18

And, while Amazon sells the hard copy for \$39.99, Huntington Press has discounted it \$10 to \$29.99. So, you can now have both the Kindle edition from Amazon and the hard copy from HP for the same price that Amazon charges for the hard copy alone. Good deal!

Regarding the Kindle edition, a poster on another forum said:

"The Kindle version is great if you're mobile, you have Kindle on your phone and need a quick reference. When you click on the Table titles it brings up a list of links to all the other tables so it's really easy to navigate between the Tables."​

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Bought just now.
In my new nomadic life, there was no way I could purchase the physical book. Problem solved!

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6. ### gronbogTop Member

Another correction for the book

There is a recurring error in the List of Tables at the front of our new book. For all of the 2-deck games, the three Play-All spreads should be 1-4, 1-6, and 1-8, rather than the ones listed, which, unfortunately, are the 6-deck spreads. Fortunately, the headings of the actual tables themselves are all correct, and while that's surely more important, we certainly regret this error, which will be corrected in future printings and, hopefully, right away, for the Kindle edition.

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7. ### Billy CTop Member

Thank you.
Noted and corrected!

Billy C

8. ### MrPillActive Member

Congratulations on the book Dave.
Pill

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9. ### TernamintMember

I look forward to "reading", more like studying, your new book. I posted some a couple years ago and was always impressed with your responses gronbog!

Will Don Schlesinger's blackjack index cards be updated based on this new work?

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10. ### gronbogTop Member

Good question regarding the index cards. I'll ask him!

11. ### gronbogTop Member

I should have realized this before asking Don, but he does not have a set of published index strategy cards. He does have a set of basic strategy cards.

On the other hand, Ken Smith does have index strategy cards. There are probably some differences between his indices and ours, but there may be no practical difference in performance to warrant an update.

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I've been meaning to check my cards against your work, but I haven't done it yet. As you mention, any differences are probably of minor importance.
But I would certainly consider a revision if needed next time I do a reprint. That would likely be a few years though, as I stocked up in 2022.

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13. ### TernamintMember

For cover, would the new indexes help? Possibly help to look like a ploppy?

14. ### gronbogTop Member

Our new indices are no more eyebrow-raising than the ones you already know.

15. ### gronbogTop Member

Those of you who have purchased the recent joint venture by Don and me, The Hi-Lo Card Counting System: A Complete Guide to Index Play, may have seen that we included a teaser consisting of a graph for the holding 8,8 vs T. The graph shows the EV of all available actions across a range of true counts allowing you to visually see where the indices are. We promised that the complete set would soon be available online, and now that promise has been fulfilled.

I am pleased to announce The Hi-Lo Card Counting System: A Visual Guide to Index Play.

There is one set of graphs for each rule set examined in the book. They are now available individually or in bundles for a discount at: