Take History To Heart

No this is not a history lesson. You all know what happened in World War I and World War II. This is a blackjack blog and we are going to talk about YOUR blackjack history. Are you wondering what I am talking about?

Think about it. Every blackjack game you play, every hand you play, becomes a thing of the past. In those terms, each of them becomes part of your blackjack history. And how is this important?

In the same way that our history professors told us that humankind has to learn from the past to build better lives in the future, blackjack players have to learn from their previous games to hone and polish their games. How can we do this?

If you are really serious in learning from your blackjack history, I suggest taking note of your games. Some people I know do this the old fashioned way – they always have a pen and notepad with them. You can see them jotting down notes every so often. These days, we have PDAs and all sorts of gadgets which can take the place of a pen and paper. Use them!

Note down your wins. Note down your losses. Write down the plays, the moves, and the reasons. Later on, when you look back, you will be able to analyze your game. You will be able to learn what went wrong or what went right. And hopefully, in the future, you can avoid those mistakes and replicate those successes.

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