WSJ review of new Diaconis book

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Postby Richard Hatch » 12/11/11 02:53 AM

Here's a high profile review of the new book on mathematical magic by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham:

http://tinyurl.com/7wxnnsv
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Postby Steve Bryant » 12/11/11 10:05 AM

Thanks, that was a fantastic review. My own appraisal currently runs on Little Egypt Magic . It isn't as erudite, but I throw in a nifty bit of algebra.
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Postby Harry Lorayne » 12/11/11 05:42 PM

Somewhere I published a royal-flush thing based on the Gilbreath principle - darned if I know where. Can someone help?
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Postby Xabi » 12/11/11 06:52 PM

Harry Lorayne wrote: Somewhere I published a royal-flush thing based on the Gilbreath principle - darned if I know where. Can someone help?


'Straight Away' in Trend Setters used Gilbreath but I think involved 2 straights rather than a royal flush
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Postby Joe Pecore » 12/11/11 06:53 PM

Harry Lorayne wrote: Somewhere I published a royal-flush thing based on the Gilbreath principle - darned if I know where. Can someone help?

"All-Fair Poker" in Best of Friends?
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Postby Harry Lorayne » 12/12/11 11:45 AM

Thanks folks: Yes, Straight Away is what I had in mind. Strong effect but you're right - it forces straights not royal flushes.

No, All Fair Poker is also a strong routine, but it isn't based on the Gilbreath principle. Again, thanks, Xabi and Joe.
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Postby Xabi » 12/12/11 02:40 PM

De Nada

Having trouble remembering your own tricks Harry?

There's a few books I could recommend for that, you may of heard of some of em ...
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Postby Harry Lorayne » 12/12/11 05:29 PM

No, no, thanks - I'm trying desperately to forget them!
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Postby Xabi » 12/12/11 06:49 PM

The only books I could recommend were written by you anyway
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