I was a member of Ken Uston's team of Blackjack players and
counters and I can tell you that although Ken was a programmer who
ran his own computer analysis, the book we consulted was this book,
"Playing Blackjack as a Business" by Lawrence Revere.
This is still the book that I recommend anybody who wants to learn
to play Blackjack well.As a member of Ken Uston's team, I can
tell you that this Revere book is the book that Ken Uston studied.
One of the reasons why the Revere 14-point System is effective is
that almost nobody knows it. Anybody familiar with Thorp's
Basic Strategy can immediately see whether a player is following
that strategy. Also, the Thorp Plus-Minus System depicted in the
movie 21 is fairly easy to detect.