WSJ review of new Diaconis book

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WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Richard Hatch » December 11th, 2011, 1:53 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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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Steve Bryant » December 11th, 2011, 9:05 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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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Harry Lorayne » December 11th, 2011, 4:42 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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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Xabi » December 11th, 2011, 5:52 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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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Joe Pecore » December 11th, 2011, 5:53 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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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Harry Lorayne » December 12th, 2011, 10:45 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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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Xabi » December 12th, 2011, 1:40 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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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Harry Lorayne » December 12th, 2011, 4:29 pm

No, no, thanks - I'm trying desperately to forget them!

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Re: WSJ review of new Diaconis book

Postby Xabi » December 12th, 2011, 5:49 pm

The only books I could recommend were written by you anyway


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