Before I finish reading: Glad to find the book that I left unbought at Dymocks once upon a time and regretted and forgotten what it was and failed to find it for some time.
After reading: Packed with action and suspenseful, has the makings of a best-seller, but kind of vulgar, like a Hollywood movie. Well-crafted, but very American. A true story of combining gambling and ingenuity could be told in a better way.
The three techniques:
(1) Cutting to the ace: catch a glimpse of the last card in riffing, and if it's an ace, then cut to an exact number of cards, and manipulate that card to oneself or a teammate;
(2) Key-sequencing: remember the sequence played previously, which will generally be kept after riffing though with an exact number of random cards inserted, direct the ace to oneself or a teammate;
(3) Busting the dealer: catch a glimpse of the last card in riffing, and if it's a ten card, cut to an exact number of cards, and use the knowledge of the position of the card to bust the dealer....Continua