a. Name: “Backgammon.doc
b. Contents: The whole game of backgammon is explained, including rules and strategies.
c. Assessment: Quite well explained, even entertaining. A few diagrams are missing. Since the game is occasionally referred to in the text, it probably needs to be explained somewhere.
2) Evaluation systems
a. Name: “Rating Systems.doc
b. Content: Rating systems are examined. There are various forms of rankings, the value of which is both examined and doubted here. Chess has the relatively best system, which is now also used in other sports. Comparison with the system I found.
c. Assessment: Well explained. The motivation for a generally valid system and the system itself (Pauli system) is well illuminated. A model chapter. Only the connection to professional playing is not easy to establish. However, the approach has also helped me in betting practice, so perhaps some practical use could be added.
3) Black Jack rules
a. Name: “Black Jack Rules.doc
b. Content: The rules of Black Jack, followed by Basic Strategy to Winning Strategy.
c. Assessment: Very detailed and quite well explained, humorous in parts, readable. But still: very long for a game of such little importance (for the professional player nowadays).
4) The goat problem
a. Name: “The Goat Problem.doc”.
b. Content: My experiences with and subsequently thoughts about the Goat Problem.
c. Assessment: It is well explained and entertaining. Also it brings some really interesting aspects, ways of thinking. But for the book? Where does it belong there?
5) The Stepson
a. Name: “Der Stiefstiefenkel.doc” (The stepgrandson)
b. Content: Mathematics is the stepchild among the sciences. Unloved, almost hated. But within mathematics, probability is the stepchild. Mathematicians do not like it. The reason: a mathematician turns away already at the expression “something seems true”.
c. Assessment: This has to go in. It is injured vanity or the prejudices about mathematics that one constantly encounters that forces one to explain something like this.
6) A few number games
a. Name: “EinpaarZahlenspiele.doc” (A few number games)
b. Content: Number games are carried out. Extremely improbable events and also extremely large numbers, how to create them, calculate them and deal with them.
c. Assessment: Quite out of the ordinary. But it can also be useful for broadening horizons. Entertaining and sometimes funny. Maybe only for insiders?
7) The LaPlace Experiment
a. Name: “LaPlace.doc
b. Content: The LaPlace experiment is explained. At the same time the real occurrence is doubted.
c. Assessment: It simply belongs in. The task is to explain that the idealised probability space simply does not exist. It becomes very philosophical, which LaPlace himself has already recognised in one of his statements (to what extent is a practically conducted experiment “calculable” when more and more parameters are known).
a. Name: “Pleiten.doc
b. Content: How do players go bankrupt, even good players?
c. Assessment: Nothing yet. Only explained very briefly.
9) Seven Eleven
a. Name: “SevenEleven.doc”.
b. Contents: The game Seven Eleven is explained and then calculated.
c. Assessment: Highly suitable for simple and clear games. So to speak a “basic course” for the mathematical part. But also interesting and (hopefully) sufficiently understandable for everyone.
a. Name: “Simulations.doc
b. Contents: A few simulations with players playing roulette with (the predetermined) disadvantage. Many diagrams and explanations.
c. Evaluation: Serves as a basic understanding for playing and also for professional playing later on. It is well explained and easy to read….
11) Game developments
a. Name: “Game Developments.doc
b. Content: Games and gaming in general becomes really exciting because of the fluctuations in the odds. Who will win? That’s what makes it.
c. Assessment: Well explained, also a few good examples. Also indispensable as a prerequisite.
a. Name: “Swings.doc
b. Content: Swings are almost the decisive term in professional gambling. With every decision, every bet, you expose yourself to a swing. You can win or lose. The difference in between: the swing.
c. Assessment: Must also be included, the term is too important. It is also explained quite well, but with digressions once again. Revise?
a. Name: “Insurances.doc
b. Content: Everyone bets. In the case of compulsory insurance, you even have to bet. The decisive factor in this form of betting: one would like to lose the bets. Winning would mean taking a loss.
c. Assessment: simply has to go in. A very important aspect is that it is precisely the most fearful people, who disdain gambling the most, who make the worst bets (insure themselves).