jon-hrischtick-blackjackIt was Sunday night. A day before the SolidWorks World Sessions started. Most likely this would have been another night at the Hotel Lounge trying to speak over the noise.

Instead, it was a night spent learning how to win at BlackJack. The strategy, the running count and all the tricks in between. How? It’s started on Twitter. BlackJack in Jon Hirschtick’s suite 19-107 at 9:30.

Here’s how it went.

The game
If you know of Jon Hirschtick (Former CEO of SolidWorks and Keynote Speaker in Tuesday’s General Session) you also probably know of his stint as part of the MIT team that successfully trounced Vegas at the BackJack table. He used part of his winning to start SolidWorks. A movie was made. Now we were just hanging out, learning how he did it.

We start in the suite, look at the people and then get to the game. Streaming video possibly coming soon.

The pics


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