Online Blackjack Strategy Trainer

The Blackjack Strategy Trainer is a free blackjack game that teaches basic strategy while you play.
You select the exact rules that you want, and the Strategy Coach warns you if you make mistakes.

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grouch
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grouch

It still tells me to split 7s against a dealer’s 8. At least with it set to a 2 deck game. WRONG!

anti-grouch
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anti-grouch

Nope, the engine and the game are exactly correct. In a 2-deck game where you can DAS, you should split 7s against a dealer 8.

grouch
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grouch

Young Earth creationism. That the Earth is flat. That water has a memory and homeopathy is legit. That you should split 7’s against an 8. That half the politicians in Washington are reptile aliens that have assumed human form. It just goes to show, someone out there is self-assured they know some great truth, no matter how ridiculous it is. But no. There is no count high enough, or low enough, to justify splitting 7’s against an 8. You hit. Or actually stand, if the truecount gets to like 13, I’m sure, but I only figured these things out up… Read more »

Hern
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Hern

Hey fellows. Just got into this blackjack interest after reading the blackjack life by N. Tilton. Any good software like CV out there for Mac?

Don Petersimes
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Don Petersimes

This isn’t random shuffle. It is designed to teach us hard lessons and allows no room for gambling as you would at the casino. While there are rules that use the odds it allows no room for streaks, and ultimately causes you to lose if you gamble at all. If you use the coach you will ultimately lose in the end if you make a single mistake. Real blackjack isn’t that cut and dry.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Perfect work you have done, this web site is really cool
with superb info.

Tum
Admin

What type of device are you browsing on? What resolution are you using?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Using a toshiba laptop with 1366×768 resolution. Also have it zoomed to 140% to help me see the action.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I figured it out. These are called floaters and can be removed by adblock plus. Thanks anyway

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me.
Thanks a lot!

George V. Hillstead
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George V. Hillstead

would it have better meaning in the training excising if there were moor then you playing against the dealer

Abiagil
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Abiagil

Question about black jack what if the dealer sees the player has over 21 which was the case in my situation and I had 15 and I hit and got an ace and i stayed. Is it the same???

Joge
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Joge

Do not understand your question. You stated that you had over 21 and then you said “I had 15 and hit and got an ace”. So what is it you had over 21 or 16?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

no, if the player has over 21 he/she has busted their hand resulting in a loss. The dealer must pick up ones chip if they bust (making over 21). In your case hitting 15 and catching an ace gives you 16 which is not over 21. The goal playing blackjack is to not bust your hand but to get close to 21 as possible. Your odds on busting 16 is greater as you only have 16% chance of catching your cards. This also depends on how many high cards have been played. The more high cards played makes your odds… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The goal in Blackjack is to beat the Dealer, not to get as close to 21 as you can.

Don Petersimes
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Don Petersimes

It seems like it teaches people to stay home if they want to win.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

20,605 hands played +6027. I should be up more but I lost some EV due to not having enough chips to double and take insurance when I was playing a 25 dollar min 1-12 spread(high for DD) since my max is $300 with that max it’s easy to bust a 1k starting bank roll that the trainer only allows.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This software seems really biased. 9 out 10 of the games the TC are really low. Did anyone have the same issue? Or the software is rigged?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I am surprised at so many comments that sound so professional, but how naive so many players are. When your gambling no matter if you count cards or use whatever strategy makes you comfortable IT’S GAMBLING! The odds are against you from the start and yes you can practice and count cards all you like, but lady luck always, always wins. Very few are able to make a living gambling it’s just for fun don’t take the game or yourself so serious it’s a waste of time. As good as you think this trainer game is and it is a… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

If you play long enough the chance of you losing actually becomes less likely than you getting hit by a car or dying on your way to the casino. If you have an advantage, lets say 1% and you were to play 100 thousand hands the probability of you ending up behind is probably less than 1/100,000. That’s a conservative number as well, very conservative. Doesn’t sound like gambling to me.

Peter
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Peter

Is one thousand hands long enough?

grouch
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grouch

Totally wrong. You would have to play a lot more than 100 thousand hands to have less than a 1/100000 probability of being behind while playing blackjack correctly and counting cards. I calculated the statistical advantage of a 2 deck game where you bet the minimum bet plus 3*the minimum bet for each 1 the truecount is past 2, if it is past 2, and the minimum bet if the truecount is 2 or less, which is the best way of doing it btw, is 1.94% of the minimum bet per hand. But with a standard deviation of 3 times… Read more »

denise franklin
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denise franklin

Well said.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Am I ready to take on the casino? The casino i’m going to be targeting cuts of 2 decks out of their 6 deck shoe instead of just 1.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Good question. The casino I frequent does the same.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I won 56% of my hands 27 won and 18 lost. profit was +$1237.5. only won 1 double down out of 4. pushed on 1

Anonymous
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Anonymous

46hands I made a profit of 800. I started at 50. highest bet I got to was 150. I won 23 lost 21. so 50% winning which is above the expectation. I did lost most of my bigger bets but I got some double downs and I as well won my smaller ones to build up to the back and forth with the same until I got a few momentum

Anonymous
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Anonymous

trial 2 made 350 and biggest bet was 150. lost most of my bigger bets but had a 44% accuracy which is around expectation

Anonymous
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Anonymous

trial 3 $462.5 profit biggest bet was 125. won 21 lost 20 played 48hands. lost most of my double downs. had 43% accuracy. I never went back to base and was down over 2-300 at a time

Anonymous
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Anonymous

trial 4 -$762.5. which is totally reasonable. my highest bet was 150. I lost most of my bigger bets. I lost the most double downs I had lost so far. I as well only had a win %37. which would mean no matter what I would have lost money on any sort of betting.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

49 hands played. won 25 lost 20. I lost majority of my bigger bets and I lost most of the double downs. I as well only went to max bet 225. but in 1 shoe still had a profit of over 1012.5. heres why this data is garbage and its because I won more hands then I lost. what the most important is losing more hands then winning but in set period of time before even raising. I as well had a few blackjacks and the dealer had some blackjacks. blackjacks are theoretically 1/21 hands

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You played 49 hands. Like you said “this data is garbage…” a sample size so small is virtually useless in determining anything. I don’t even know why you posted after only playing 49 hands.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

this data is actually not garbage and important data and I will tell you why. blackjack is a negative expectation game. you are going to lose money in the long run. the only edge one can have is counting cards. even then edge is maybe 1-2% overall and the play differs from basic strategy. so therefore one will make no money flat betting period unless they just happen to win more hands then they lose and they as well win double downs. it could go just as much the other direction and basically will be

Anonymous
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Anonymous

so it takes overall about 20,000 hands to have any sort of data that is relatively average of what your mathematical expectation should be if you were to card count with an advantage. so I played 1 shoe and lost -1100. I flat betted 100%. I won 14 hands and lost 33. my winning % was 28 which is below average expectation. I as well lost my double downs so that is why I was down so much money just on a short sample

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I am nobody in the gambling the world and seen as a fool but under new supervision I have decided to put more research and depth into blackjack. Now I have so much negative experience putting my money on the tables and watching it exchanged for plastic cheques. Seeing my pile grow from its existing and watching it dwindle upon consecutive losses. What I do have to offer is some data and thoughts to think about for anyone who choses to read my comment. If this program is as similar as it is in the real casino could it actually… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You should read this: https://www.gamblingsites.com/systems-strategies/progressive-betting/
and this : http://www.vegasgamblesonline.com/why-progressive-gambling.html
I can guarantee you that if you keep playing you’re going to lose. It becomes literally impossible for you to win if you play enough hands because of the law of large numbers. Which is this http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/law-of-large-numbers

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Progressive betting systems don’t work. If you play long enough you will lose.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I absolutely agree but at the same time you are not looking at the overall negative play on the game itself and how to use it to your advantage. it has nothing to do with card counting actually. like right now I am trying this test again. I have won 7 hands out of 27. I am of course down money and 100 actually. I am as well at the 150 mark of betting. how long theoretically would it take to be back up? I am playing on a 6 deck shoe and I am just about 50% in

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Each of your bets have a -0.50% expected value. Therefore you’re going to lose 0.50% of the total amount you wagered over the long run. Regardless of how you wager it.

grouch
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grouch

Idiots always think they’re smart. It’s the dunning kruger effect. Your method would do just as well in roulette. Which is why anyone with a functional brain can see that it doesn’t work at all. The roulette ball doesn’t remember the previous spins, nor do cards remember your previous wins. Raising your bet or lowering it based on whether you win or lose is bullhonkey. It doesn’t matter which spins you bet what amount of money on, your total expected loss in roulette is 1/19 of the total money bet. And if you’re using the same method for blackjack, you’re… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hands played: 6,851 Profit: +2,302.5
My hands played is off by no more than 100 so I probably have about 100 less hands played than I should have, probably less. Also, my profit is probably +50 than what it is right now.
It’s a long story.

annonymious with hold name
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annonymious with hold name

My question is , when playing against 6 decks, with late surrender offered, dealer must stand on soft 17, what is your surrender strategy, including a pair of 8s

Coin Dexter
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Coin Dexter

200 hands played $9000 profit 54% table

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hands played: 5,944 Profit: + 1,207.5
Going to start Wonging very negative shoes.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Edit: I made a mistake. Somehow the number of hands I played decreased and I forgot how many I played so i’m just going to add 100.
Hands played: 4,842 Profit: 2,315

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hands played: 4,489 Profit: + 2,315
Sorry about all the posts. I would have only posted one time and just played more hands but I was getting beaten so bad I thought I might run out of chips if I go through another down swing when a hot deck comes.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hands played: 4,742 Profit: + 1,842.5
Plot twist: Got my ass absolutely beaten

Richard
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Richard

It happens. Welcome to the table.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks for teaching me how to take insurance by the way. I forgot to thank you earlier.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Do I have an advantage at a TC of +1? I was thinking of changing my betting ramp from tc of 1 = +3 units tc of 2 = +6 units, tc of 3 = +9 units tc of 4 = +12 units to this : TC of +1 = 1 unit TC of +2 = 6 units TC of +3 = 9 units and TC of +4 = 12 units.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hands played: 2,209: + 1,602.5 – Do I have an edge over this game? I am betting $5 using a 1-12 spread. $5 at any – count, +1= 15 +2 = 30 +3=45 +4=60. Also, the rules are 6D No insurance( It won’t let me. It’s a bug. I would take insurance at a tc of +3 of course) DAS allowed, can’t re splitt aces, late surrender allowed, dealer hits soft 17. The big problem I have with the game is that it doesn’t let you take insurance and the penetration is too good. They shuffle when 52 cards are… Read more »

Richard
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Richard

I don’t have a problem taking insurance. I don’t select the surrender option since the casinos I go to don’t offer it, but I doubt that difference affects the insurance option. If you want insurance, you put an insurance bet in its bet circle before you click on the continue arrow.
On the other hand, the casino I go to most often puts the yellow “end of shoe” card about a deck away from the last card in the shoe, so I’m happy with the present operation of the program for a 6 deck shoe with regard to penetration.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Lucky you. I wish I had a game with that penetration.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I have “offer insurance” selected and it does not offer me insurance. I have “Late surrender” selected and it offers me early surrender. Please fix this. 1,517 played: + $800.50.
– Ken, can you also make it so that we can choose when the deck is shuffled? I want to cut off 2 decks and play 4/6 leaving me with 66% penetration because that mimics the game i’m going to be targeting.

Tum
Admin

We’re looking into this. We are actually looking to revamp the trainer at some stage in the future too so your feedback and suggestions are appreciated!

bob
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bob

Wish you would modify the program to allow you to select a counting method from a few popular ones and them display the true count somewhere on the screen. I use KO while playing this and it would be helpful if I knew how accurate I was counting.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Update: 1,116 hands played- +497.50. Am I looking like I have an edge over the game or is this sample size too small to be meaningful?

Richard
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Richard

You don’t say what your minimum bet is. Is it $5? If so, you are doing very good. if its $10 or $15, your performance is less impressive. But it would be best to make a judgement after more hands have been played, such as 10K to 20K.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Update: 989 hands played- + 600.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

657 hands played and i’m +475$ am I starting to show an advantage over the game or is the sample too small to be meaningful? I stopped playing because once you start playing enough hands the program starts to get slow. Also, I couldn’t take insurance on anything even though I had the offer insurance option selected.

Wayne
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Wayne

Thank you for providing such a nice training game, it is very informative and a valuable training tool.
I do find the screen difficult to see as the contrast seems to be on the weak side. Other than that one minor issue your game is excellent.

george v. hillstead
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george v. hillstead

Hi i have just started playing blackjack and i am doing fair your basic strategy game is a wonder. my question is at the casino all the games have a side bet are these side bets worth playing

Jerry
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Jerry

I am new to this Blackjack world, but have played around the world. Right now I live in Germany so I have many casinos in many countries to play. I for some lucky reason win 99% of the time and have never gone home a loser. The casinos in Europe they use the same basic rules though they are smaller compared to U.S. casinos there is a much higher standard of customer requirements such as dress codes. Reminds me of the old days when people dressed up or like a James Bond movie, really cool to see. Anyway I use… Read more »

small potatoes
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small potatoes

I agree, I’ve found playing short rounds, betting to make up for losses and stopping after the winning streak of that session leaves me ahead every time and usual with a small decent haul of sometimes 200 to 300 dollars over the course of an hour. If i had 10’s of thousands of dollars to blow could see that small haul exponentially being impressive, but in reality with a small gambling egg and playing perfectly with all the tiny bonuses in your favor your winnings are equivalent to an hourly mediocre job through the course of a day. The biggest… Read more »

Jerry
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Jerry

I forgot to mention I have noticed on a second hit it sends two cards not one, The game also freezes up and at times gets really slow after so many hands.

Jerry
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Jerry

I have enjoyed your Blackjack Trainer and I have learned enough to say it has helped me become a better player.You probably already know this, but as good as the Trainer is, it has a few fawls. Such as when a high card appears just about every time like clockwork it equals 20. Also, I know it’s just a game, but there are many repetitious scenarios that happen. This makes the Trainer seem to have somewhat unrealistic outcomes. I have been playing for sometime and I am not a kid and not a pro, but I can see the Trainer… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sorry for posting twice, but I think it would be very cool if your trainer didn’t play just by basic strategy for the game you’re playing but it also included all of the basic strategy deviations for the card counting system of the player’s choice ( Hi-lo first because it’s what most people use) when it corrects your play. I would like this because I was playing the App and stayed on 16 vs a dealer 10 in a high true count and it said my play was wrong. I think this would be a cool addition. Another cool thing… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Can someone post the correct basic strategy deviatons for a hard 10? I believe 10 vs 9 hits at -2 , 10 vs 10 Doubles at +4, 10 vs A doubles at +3. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks a lot!

RSM
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RSM

I haven’t played the trainer in some time, but a few days ago I decided to sharpen up a little. I noticed the trainer looked different and saw that it had been updated. Okay so far, then when I hit a blackjack with $5.00 bet I noticed that the payoff was not correct for a 3:2 game. I then did some experiments and found that with an odd amount bet like $5.00, $15.00, $25.00 etc, it was rounding the payoff up to the next dollar. Betting $10.00, $20.00, $30.00 pays correctly. I know “Picky, Picky” for a trainer, but I… Read more »

Tum
Admin

Ahhh thanks for the heads up! We’ll look into it 🙂

Tum
Admin

This is fixed now 🙂

RSM
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RSM

Thanks!!!!

mark
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mark

old version of trainer, quick play, double on 9,10,11, no double after split blackajack pay for 5 is 2,5 not 7,5.

Tum
Admin

The splitting problem has been fixed. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! 🙂

Kevin
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Kevin

Hey! There’s a problem with the trainer…. I use Firefox and the trainer won’t let you hit on the second card. Thought you should know. See notes from others as well.

george v. hillstead
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george v. hillstead

George
hi having same problem as MT1716 spliting pairs like a and 8 only geting one card

MT1716
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MT1716

This new version has bugs. It will not allow you to “play out” a split hand. Playing 6D, H17, LS. Once you split and hit/stand on first split hand, the program goes to the dealer to play out the hand before the player has a chance to play out his second hand

george v. hillstead
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george v. hillstead

george here again
on your new version chart with some hands to do double or stand how to decide which way to go on these hands
like on a-8 if i double i am wrong your chart says either d or s
still like playing have knot won big but have not lost any sense using basic stragity

Bob
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Bob

Same situation on the I-pad version and the I-Mac desktop version, inability to hit the second hand after splitting..

Mel
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Mel

Love the strategy trainer, but recently I’ve been experiencing a few bugs during play. Sometimes when I split aces I only receive one card on the first ace and no card on the second ace. Sometimes insurance is not offered on a dealer’s ace. Sometimes I’m not able to double. I’m selecting the same rules every time (2d, H17, das, ns, insurance offered). Just wondering if anyone else is getting errors such as these. Thanks.

Bob
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Bob

Same here, when you split a pair, you do NOT have the opportunity to play the second hand.

george v. hillstead
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george v. hillstead

never mind i checked the tables there new i realy like the practis games i do wish for a better memory

george v. hillstead
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george v. hillstead

playing your game when i have a 9 your chart says to double from 2-9 the game says to hit witch one do i do

BJ korea
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BJ korea

how can i know korea & macau casino are using how many decks of cards?

BJ korea
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BJ korea

hi i am A new player trying to make IT as A career. my base is located in macau & korea. i have A Q for you. does peek / none peek makes any difference? i understand that macau & korea is playing different style korea allow dealers to peek

Beachcomber Dan
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Beachcomber Dan

I too find the white border glaring and gives me a headache. Needs to be toned down or different color softer on the eyes. Your trainer is the best out there that I have been using these past 30 years. I don’t count cards with these 6 deck shoes but have your charts memorized that help with the odds. It amazes me to see soo many players play by the seat of their pants having not a clue what they are doing.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

the trainer incorrectly tells me to surrender on 14 vs 10.

luis beckert
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luis beckert

Which would you indicate?

luis beckert
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luis beckert

“The effect of surrender for an accurate basic strategy player is to reduce the house edge by somewhere between 0.07% and 0.09% depending on the other rules of the game. If you are a $10 bettor, you should save about 50 cents an hour over the long run. While this improvement is small, every little bit helps. For a card counter, surrender is considerably more valuable for several reasons.”

What is the percentage of reduction if I am a card counter?

luis beckert
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luis beckert

Ken,

What is the difference between early and late surrender?

greg od
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greg od

Sorry I found the old page in a new way.

greg od
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greg od

What are they doing to this site? What happened to the original strategy page, where you selected the number of decks and dealer hits or stands on soft 17 etc.?

Luis
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Luis

Ok

luis beckert
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luis beckert

Ken,

I played 860 shoes in blackjack strategy trainer.

8 decks;
Dealer stands on soft 17;
Double any two cards;
Double after split aloowed;
Late surrender;
dealer peeks (US style)
75% penetration – stop the card 104;
FIXES BET $ 5 ON THE TRUE COUNT SMALLER +1.
FIXES BET $ 100 ON THE TRUE COUNT EQUAL OR LARGER +1.

Result:

+ 16600.00 betting 100;
-740.00 The betting 5.

What would be the result estimated for a real game in this style?

Reply

Bryan
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Bryan

Can I expect the same odds of wining on your site vs live action?

OK
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OK

Sorry, for the confusing post above, it’s me – Ive been practicing playing the game (SD) and using the “The Blackjack Strategy Trainer”, while counting with the KO for SD. Again, I am sure about my counting and the only thing would be a shallow penetration or software that does not use randomly a full deck of cards. Or where am I wrong?

OK
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OK

Very strange, I’ve been practicing playing the game and counting using KO for SD. Never came to the endl count of +4., always “0”. Is that because of penetration or ???

Dominic
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Dominic

I really enjoy your practice platform. I was wondering, can we play online and make money or should we avoid that and only play in casinos ?

Bryan
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Bryan

Do you have an upgrade to this software coming this fall?

Clay Marion
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Clay Marion

Going to Vegas in Sept. I have basic strategy down. I need a counting system that I can manage and Hi/Lo isn’t it. I’ve tried 5/Ace. I’m interested in your program but honestly, I REALLY need to know what the most common table rules are for 5/10 min. tables before I invest in another program.

bob alexander
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bob alexander

this site fun but flash is dying and is no longer on my systems.

Others say the system is rigged, it isn’t is it.

I’ve playing for 50 years and the house is supposed to win otherwise it wouldn’t be in a casino.

hugh jaynis
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hugh jaynis

the dealer gets 19,20,21 almost overtime, this game is rigged

dubfun
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dubfun

Ken, I just jumped on the trainer after a few months absence. Started reading the comments and noticed that you will be launching a revised version. Any idea of the approximate launch date? Looking forward to the new version. Thanks again for a great strategy trainer!

Scott
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Scott

Hi Ken,
Why does it seems that I am very successful on your trainer, yet have a very difficult time winning on the wizard’s? If both are using RNG’s should they not be approximately the same. Assuming the same rules, BS, and betting pattern?

Sam
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Sam

hello,
i have a question.
when I play how Blackjack Strategy Trainer I win about 80%
but in real play with the same rule and strategy I lose.
Can you explain?
Thanks
Sam

Kurt
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Kurt

Is there an iOS app version of this trainer for my iPad?
I stumbled across this webpage on a Google search, and I won’t be back here to check message replies.
Please email your response.

Rex Feral
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Rex Feral

Hi Ken. Suggestion for future versions of your Strategy Trainer; ties push, rather than dealer wins all ties….?

Thanks for ALL of the free information and training aids!

bobo
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bobo

Can I play more than one box in casino Verite or is just one box allowed to play?

STUART
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STUART

AM INTERESTED IN DOWNLOADING THE BASIC BLACKJACK PROGRAM, NOT THE MORE SOPHISTICATED CASINO VERITE (YET). WHAT COST? HOW TO DO IT? HAD BEEN USING A CRAZY HERMIT “DRI SUPER BLACKJACK” BUT IS NOW UNSUPPORTED. STILL NEED A PRACTICING VEHICLE WITHOUT COUNTING. FEEL BEST RESULTS WHEN SOLIDLY FOCUSED ON BASIC STATEGIES.

Dan
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Dan

How come when you split Aces and then get another Ace the program will not let you split beyond two hands that is a flaw that needs to be corrected asap. Thanks!

randall ducey
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randall ducey

Ive been playing on your trainer web getting ready to go to the casino. I noticed that amount won many times is not added to the total. I thoutht maybe I was making a mistake but after careful watching of several hundred hands I confirmed that to be the case. Kind of makes me wonder if the rest of the software has a problem.
Check it out and let me know what gives. Great website otherwise.

Chester
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Chester

Single deck, S17, DAS, 15 vs 10. According to your B.S. generator I should hit, but this tells me I should surrender. What it the correct play? Does the discrepancy have to do with hand composition? (I had king-5)

Karim
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Karim

Hi Ken, I’ve been practicing for te Microgame Classic BJ where there’s no peek. So BS says no doubling 11 on dealers 10 or ace, cause there’s a too high chance for BJ. It’s not a big problem, cause I stick to the BS. But maybe in a later version, if it’s not too much trouble, you can include an option for peek or no peek? Cheers from Holland.

c
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c

Another option which might be nice for the next version: the ability to re-play the same shoe (i.e., same cards come out again). I sometimes wish I could re-play a shoe with a different betting strategy just to see how it would come out, be nice to be able to re-play the same shoe again (I’d be fine with resetting my chip stack to what I had at the beginning of the shoe when re-playing too).

Luis
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Luis

Ken,

Will improve the question.

I have 20k and the casino still me the 10% commission on the deposit , plus expenses , since I play a minimum of 24 hours with media $ 200 bets .

Which table I sit ?
That betting should I do?
Should I worry about the commission ?

Luis
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Luis

Ken,

I found the following game:

Dealer Stands on Soft 17;
Double any card;
Double after split Ok;
Later Surrender;
Ofter insurance on dealer Ace;
8 Decks;
penetration 75%;
I can stay out , counting to enter the game at any time;
Tables from 5 to 500; 10 to 1.000; 25 to 3.000; 100 to 10.000;

How to calculate my advantage as HI LO counter?

Luis
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Luis

Ken, you say that penetration menorr that 75% do not pay.
You can explain?

Andrew
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Andrew

Something I noticed is that the dealer will still hit even if their first two cards have a greater total than mine and its under 17. No sane dealer in real life would hit when they already have a total greater than yours, right?

David
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David

Thanks for the BJ game. It’s a real good one. The black letters on the green are a little hard for me to see. Only problem I’ve noticed.

julio
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julio

Hi, can i use the basic srategy playing rng bj like the one playtech offer in many different online casino, will it have the same effect as playing live casino?

thanks

Leroy Nimka
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Leroy Nimka

How about an option to turn off the card total display? There’s no such display at a real blackjack table.

tony ottati
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tony ottati

please send me new version when you can

tony ottati
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tony ottati

please let me know when the new bj is ready i love the strategy trainer why do you have to change it

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It would be stellar if the trainer could be configured to only deal the most difficult combinations for the player. The strategy engine on hitorsplit.com is not very useful as a trainer because of that defect.

Jack
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Jack

I was wondering what should a player do if he lost the count of the cards dealt and does the count have to always be exact?

Chris
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Chris

i dont understand the double…sounds stupid please explain..i had 10 total..says it recomends going double other than a hit…dont get it..need help

o1o
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o1o

can use dealing device option for the blackjack trainer. The Game is very Good.

Josh
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Josh

Hello again! A new question regarding Lucky Lucky. I tried searching it up and apparently the Lucky Lucky (LL) bet is a profitable game when card counting is taken into consideration (apparently 2 deck is best for it). If @Ken Smith or anyone knows if this is still profitable at a 8 deck game, at a true count of +2 or +3, would it be profitable to blast the LL side bet? If you are expecting a bunch of face cards to peel off, or blackjacks and the dealer has a 10, you can still win those bets fairly often.… Read more »

Josh
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Josh

Hello Again, I stumbled across this hand index recently (on a 8 deck shoe with good rules)

when am I supposed to double down on a hard 12 against 5 and 6. I know it’ll probably get a lot of heat, but I just want the knowledge of being able to. On the ILL-18, rank 16/17 for 12 vs 15 at true count -2 and 12 vs 6 at true count -1, it says hit/stand. For this I am confused, if I am going to hit, shouldn’t I double it as I would never hit it again?

Josh
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Josh

Hello Again, I recently finished my first month of card counting adventures. With a spread of 1-20 betting units (rarely do I spread to 20), is winning 500 betting units in ~6 sessions or 30 hours an unreasonable win rate or am I on a super heater? There have been times where I have bet 20 units and lost 80 units from splits and dd. Also is this type of spread going to get me a lot of heat and get kicked out [yes it varies for each casino, whether it is low end or high end / but I… Read more »

c
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c

Thanks so much for your strategy trainer, it’s helped my game so much! One feature I’d like to see added is the option to disable the display of the player’s hand total, having my hand total automatically displayed is a distraction when I’m practicing my card counting (I need to be able to do both simultaneously).

Josh
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Josh

Hello thanks for previous answers, new question! I have a relatively small bankroll and comps and match plays really make a huge impact on my future game (have not frequented many times yet), but wanted to clarify some thoughts. In a hypothetical situation, if I was to be receiving a $100 match-play bonus, is my EV out of that around $97 (assuming I play it at a house disadvantage) or is it around $47 for player (since house has a 3% edge making it around $53 for the house). Sorry if this seems silly, but I just wanted to make… Read more »

Josh
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Josh

Hi,

I’ve been trying to google this and cant find any forums or info regarding the matter, so here goes:

In a true count of +6 (or something of that significance), is it ever correct to stand on a 12, 13 or 14 against a 10?
Knowing that the probability of the next card being a 10 and more often busting than improving you, should you stand and pray the dealer has 6 or less and take that 10? Or do you always hit since too many cards improve you (and refer to basic strategy)?

Thanks

Errol
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Errol

Just started playing and want to get really good at black jack can u install a cheat such as best times to stay or hit? So it becomes instinct after playing a few hundred hands

Bob
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Bob

Can you make an option to get rid of the count? Adding them in my head helps me train. Thank you!

Chris
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Chris

Hey Ken,
its Brutus from the old forums. love the updated site, very informative
thanks

Matt
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Matt

Guess what? I never tried to play the game with the screen looking like it does. I just thought it looked so much different. I called my son and had him bring up the game, while Im talking to him I hit the play button, it delt the cards.Stupid me , but I like the old screen better.

Matt
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Matt

same thing on another browser. the left half of game is not showing. the right half of screen is showing options to go elsewhere within the blackjack website.

Matt
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Matt

right half of screen is showing 2 guys, one has his arm on the others sholder. if you were to tick under the picture it would send you to the card counting section. I cant figure how to get rid of that stuff on the right and bring the game over. nothing wrong with flash player.

Matt
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Matt

trying to use the BJ strategy trainer. cant bring the game into full view. ????????????

Vern
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Vern

Anyone in Tucson, AZ?

Donnie
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Donnie

I enjoy your blackjack game. It helps me control the urge between trips to the casino.

I really appreciate the Android app. I asked several months ago when an app for my Samsung tablet would be available. You promised it was in the works. Thanks for following through.

Donnie
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Donnie

I misunderstood the app link – I thought it was you. I retract all my kudos and return to waiting mode.

Barry Cameron
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Barry Cameron

I’m going to be playing at a casino next week with No surrender, 8 decks, S17, and no peek. Got a couple of questions about strategy in such a situation;

1)Do I DD with a hard 11 on dealer’s 10 or hit?
2)Do I split 8s on dealers 10-A or hit?
3)Do I stand with a soft A/7 on dealer’s 2?
4) Do I split A/A on dealer’s A or hit?

Appreciate your help and any rationale you can provide for choices in these situations given the conditions of the table at which I shall be trying my luck. Thanks..

Jim
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Jim

OK, thanks! I admit I didn’t know the difference between early and late surrender. Thanks for explaining!

Jim
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Jim

I think there are some flaws in your basic strategy regarding early surrender. The game recommended I surrender with 12 vs a dealer ace. That isn’t right, is it? It also recommended I surrender with a 7 vs an ace. That can’t possibly be right!

Bob Boose
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Bob Boose

The game has been slow and jerky the last few days. I have a very fast internet connection so I know the problem must be at your end.

matt
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matt

I’ve recently started training with your program very helpful thanks it just seems that on a pair of 4s againsts a 6 i woudve been better off doubling? also i always hit on a12 0r 13 against a 2 and more often than not i woudve been better off standing (based on my own tracking?thans

Wight Gypsy
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Wight Gypsy

I wish at some point this site could include a strategy trainer for Spanish 21.

Tom
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Tom

I like the ease of use. It’d be nice, as a novice to the game, to understand why the strategy is what it is. It’ll tell me what I should have done, but not why. That makes it difficult to not make the same mistake in the future. (Also, this form says the email is optional. It’s not)

matt
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matt

pair of 4s
against a 6 your suppose to split but 90% of the time id have been better off doubling down?

Artyom
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Artyom

Is there going to be an European Style with no peek in the new version?

Peter
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Peter

I could never understand this about card counting. If the deck is rich in ten counts and aces…It is said it is too the advantage of the player…..How can it not be advantageous to the dealer if the dealer is drawing cards from the same rich deck ? Please explain.

Sean
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Sean

I think there was an error in my variation, maybe not though.

The game I am playing is: 6 decks, Hit on Soft 17, Late Surrender, Peek

I had a hard total of 17 with an Ace, 6, 6, 2 against a dealer’s T, my basic strategy chart from this site says to Surrender o/w Stand, since I could not surrender obviously I stood but the coach told me hitting was the best play. Is this an error in the application or something I myself and missing? Thanks a lot. Loving the site.

Sean
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Sean

Also Double After Split is allowed, insurance is offered on dealer’s ace if that matters.

Robo
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Robo

Great game.

I found a bug while playing this morning. Split 10s three times. The first hit was a 9 and I stand with a 19. The second hit was an ace and have a 21, but am unable to proceed because the hit and stand buttons are not available.

Henry K
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Henry K

Very Nice! Use your site a lot; Very precise. Thank you!

Ben Nelson
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Ben Nelson

I love the trainer and how helpful it is; is it possible to add a feature explaining when to change from basic strategy? For example, when the true count is negative 2 and you’re deciding to double a hard 9 vs 3(an example off the top of my head, not sure if it makes my point), it would be helpful to see the variation rule come up and not just the basic rule.
Great site and thanks for all the info!
Ben

Mark
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Mark

I’m extremely suspicious that this program isn’t fairly generating random numbers. It consistently deals out high cards straight from the beginning. Time after time after time, I set it to 2 decks, and I see extremely negative counts, very quickly, and the reason is because lots of high cards come out straight at the beginning. Is it possible you programmed this thing to kind of simulate “worst case scenario” conditions?

Randy
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Randy

I’ve played my fair share of blackjack in actual casinos. Many of it counting cards. This happens nearly every time. It’s a real pisser….you put all that time and effort into learning how to count cards only to realize the count is negative so often and usually right out of the gate. It’s very seldom the count goes high or in your favor. Counting cards certainly works but if you’re careful not to expose yourself by betting large amounts while the count is high you end up barely getting by. I’ve been working on progressive betting strategies for years now… Read more »

Lizzy
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Lizzy

Thanks for the input Randy. I have been down the ‘card counting’ road too. I am no longer counting on blackjack to make me a million dollars. I play occasionally, but when I play…I play to win. I think this could be a great second job or play to earn some extra money, but to make a living doing this? Not many can.

Windar
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Windar

In BlackJack 16 of 52 cards 31% have a value of ten and 4 of 52 cards 7% are aces. This means there is a 31% or 1/3 chance of getting a high card which is a pretty high chance. EVERY THIRD CARD SHOULD BE A HIGH CARD. Anyways my opinion is that no matter how many decks there are, blackjacks should be dealt 7 times out of every 100 cards in game play. Or to put it another way one of every 14 cards in play or about one in five hands of play could be a BlackJack because… Read more »

MARK WHEELER
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MARK WHEELER

The new display, i.e. black screen on a white background is glaring. It makes my eyes hurt. It causes distortions in perception and causes a loss in concentration. Please change back to the green background or anything easier on the eyes. Thank you for the service of the strategy trainer. If you have time, how does the Surrender option effect the win/loss ratio if surrender is counted as a loss? Wheelmarks

Steven
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Steven

Thank you for everything, man. I am on vacation for six months and I have been on your site almost everyday for the past three. I have basic memorized and have started working counting in to my play. Thank you for teaching me these skills through your site. The new format looks great.

Greg
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Greg

This is one poor trainer. The house has an unbelievable knack for pulling a 14-15-16 Right out of their asses and making a 20 or 21. Almost always beating you by 1. Definitely rigged.