HOW AND WHERE IT BEGAN- Part 6
by Ralph "Silver Fox" Stricker
Ralph Stricker has been a successful professional blackjack player for many years. He is the developer of the Silver Fox Card Counting system and author of "Silver Fox Blackjack System—You Can Count On It." Note: This is the system that BJI contributing writer Barfarkel uses and mentions in his BJI trip reports.
TIME TO STEP BACK AND LOOK AT A NEW DIRECTION
After the debacle with the Las Vegas team, I had to decide about continued team play. Steve N., Sally H., and Bobby F. were undecided about continuing full time team play. I had to start thinking of my own future, especially how I wanted to continue in the game of blackjack, and what was financially the best way for me to continue.
During the time I was teaching blackjack at my school in New Jersey, I was asked to be a guest on the "Jerry Williams Show" on WWDB FM in Philadelphia, PA. I was told that I would be interviewed for 15 minutes and to be as interesting as I could, because Jerry Williams was not very tolerant with boring guests. I arrived at the station a half hour before the show. Williams came out during a "break," and very gruffly said hello and then went back on air. I said to myself, this guy is going to be tough and I had better be on my toes.
To make a long story short, he kept me on for the full two hours because...
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