Amongst many respective successful blackjack players Kevin Blackwood probably can be marked as the most contributive player. He is not really just prominent card counter and blackjack player, but also the famous author whose books 'Play Blackjack Like the Pros', 'Casino Gambling for Dummies' and 'The Counter' are really interesting, useful and popular.
The hometown of Kevin Blackwood was Maine. He was a student of a few colleges and in 1981 finally got the degree. At that time the books of Ken Uston inspired him on gambling. He started to bet quite small amounts like $ 10 and during his development as a player that took approximately 6 years the bets rose to $ 1.000. His trainings were really amazing and lasted near 8 hours at gambling establishments daily.
A bit later he developed a kind of his own strategy for playing: during long hours he kept his eye on different tables at casino walking around and waited for an advantageous situation and when the last appeared he betted big amounts.
After Uston's "studies" Kevin Blackwood paid a heed to Hi Opt II that with the lapse of time became a traditional method of him. Zen count appeared to be the most recent count used by the player.
Since he gained more and more experience year by year Kevin felt really confident in regard to his ability at gambling in land and casinos online. Even 6 decks blackjack tables were accepted by him easily as well as the most profitable game with the one deck of cards.
This gambler always believed that the most important at blackjack or other game is not luck and math skills of a player but the right moment. Thus, he could look for such appropriate conditions at different places and for quite long time.
This kind of constant searching has turned into a work that became profitable for him, taking into consideration $ 1,000,000 brought by his skills at handheld games.