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A MIT graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, Ma was the de facto leader of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team that gained notoriety in Ben Mezrich's best-seller book Bringing Down the House. (Wired.


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Mezrich described four basic roles for a team of the blackjack players. β€œIt gets the MIT freshmen picture book every year,” Mezrich said.


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Uston's book on blackjack team play, Million Dollar Blackjack, was published shortly before the founding of the first MIT team. Kaplan.


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Categories : Blackjack non-fiction books Free Press publisher books Non-fiction books about gambling Massachusetts Institute of Technology student life. Despite again being listed as non-fiction Busting Vegas showed similar inaccuracies in recounting the facts with the main character Semyon Dukach contesting several of the events depicted in the book. This new team was the most profitable yet. A film adaptation of the book, titled 21 so as not to cause confusion with the unrelated Queen Latifah vehicle Bringing Down the House , was released in theaters on March 28, Kevin Spacey produced the film, and also portrays the character of Micky Rosa. After his professional card counting career, Aponte went on to win the World Series of Blackjack , and started a company called the Blackjack Institute. Mezrich not only exaggerated freely, according to sources for both articles, but invented whole parts of the story, including some pivotal events in the book that never happened to anyone. Boston magazine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on CS1 maint: archived copy as title link MickeyRosa. Lewis was recruited by two of the team's top players, Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez. One of the leaders of the team, Jason Fisher, is modeled in part after Mike Aponte. The team was financed by a colorful character named Micky Rosa, who had organized at least one other team to play the Vegas strip. He read the Wired adaptation [12] of the book and became interested The funny thing is filming may take place in casinos such as The Mirage and Caesar's Palace, where the real thing happened. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} Retrieved 10 November Retrieved March 6, The Tech. Boston Globe. Views Read Edit View history. The names of many of the characters and locations in this book have been changed, as have certain physical characteristics and other descriptive details. Mike also has his own blog. The New York Times Company. Nonetheless, Lewis does things in the book that Ma himself says did not occur. But Mezrich went further, both articles say. This disclaimer allows broad leeway to take real events and real people and alter them in any way the author sees fit. In its March edition, Boston magazine ran an article investigating long-lingering claims that the book was substantially fictional. An article in The Tech, January 16, , suggests that Roger Demaree and JP Massar were already running the team and teaching a hundred MIT students to play blackjack by the third week of the s, implying that the team had been founded in the late s, before Kaplan joined, although Demaree and Massar have mostly avoided publicity. Retrieved Citizen Sports Network. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Though the book is classified as non-fiction, the Boston Globe alleges that the book contains significant fictional elements, that many of the key events propelling the drama did not occur in real life, and that others were exaggerated greatly. Says Mezrich, " Kevin Spacey came to me about making a movie. Ben Mezrich. Main article: 21 film. Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Mezrich acknowledges that Lewis is the sole major character based on a single, real-life individual; other characters are composites. Metrocorp, Inc. Hidden categories: CS1 maint: archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Namespaces Article Talk. Though published as a factual account and originally categorized under "Current Events" in the hardcover Free Press edition, Bringing Down the House "is not a work of 'nonfiction' in any meaningful sense of the word," according to Globe reporter Drake Bennett. Ma has since gone on to found a fantasy sports company called Citizen Sports a stock market simulation game. Personality conflicts and card counting deterrent efforts at the casinos eventually ended this incarnation of the MIT Blackjack Team. Some of the events and characters are also composites of several individual events or persons.