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Blackjack Confidential Magazine Examines the Final Days of Blackjack Pioneer

15 May 2001

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey –(Press Release) -- The life and final days of blackjack pioneer Julian H. Braun, who struggled with prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease, are examined in the current edition of Blackjack Confidential Magazine, the premium player's guide to tournaments, casinos and entertainment.

Mr. Braun's brilliance as a mathematician and programmer of early high-speed computers helped quantify blackjack's earliest mathematics, including data for basic strategy and the high-low counting system. Although Mr. Braun's achievements gained international prominence, his death in a Chicago nursing home at the age of 70, went almost unnoticed.

Blackjack Confidential Magazine interviewed those who knew and worked with Mr. Braun, including Edward O. Thorp, author of the controversial 1962 book, ``Beat the Dealer,'' which told blackjack players how they could use mathematics to beat the casinos. Mr. Braun's computer simulations verified Thorp's work.

The June edition of Blackjack Confidential Magazine also features the most comprehensive tournament listings in print, including Grand Casino Tunica's upcoming $250,000 World Series of Blackjack in Robinsonville, Miss. The magazine also provides details on hundreds of other tournaments throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Based in Cherry Hill, N.J., Blackjack Confidential Magazine is published eight times a year. To obtain a copy of this 48-page special edition, call Toll-Free: 888-233-2122 or 856-667-2122

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