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How to Practice Blackjack

25 February 2006

There is an old joke about an out of town concert pianist asking a local New Yorker, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" The local answers, "Practice, practice, practice".

Now you ask the question "How do you win at blackjack?" I answer, "Practice, practice, practice".

Let me use this analogy. To be a professional bowler or even a very good one, you must live and breathe bowling. You have to bowl all the time, study other bowlers, read bowling books and magazines. Most of all you have to work at it almost everyday.

A top pianist practices every day, so does a professional ball player and so does a tournament bowler. Why should it be any different for a blackjack player? You say you don't want to be a professional player, just a very good player. Here is a 30-minute-a-day schedule for you to consider to help you "move up in the ranks" and still not take all your time doing it:

Day 1 10 minutes of hit/stand drills
10 minutes of splitting drills
10 minutes of soft doubling drills
Day 2 10 minutes of mixed drills
10 minutes of single-deck counting drills
10 minutes of double-deck counting drills
Day 3 10 minutes of six-deck counting (for endurance)
10 minutes of mixed drills
10 minutes of basic strategy playing and testing
Day 4repeat day 1
Day 5repeat day 2
Day 6repeat day 3
Day 730 minutes of reading books, magazines and newsletters pertaining to blackjack
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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

KISS Guide to Gambling

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