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  • 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 has certain outcomes that are not true to life. I would like your game even more if you just made it a little better.

  • I played in a tournament on Carnival last month…I almost won..this blog would have helped..I’m going to Vegas next month..I will play in as many tournaments as possible..seems like a pretty good entertainment value..and winning would be great:-)

  • Anonymous said:
    (Posted to: Blackjack Strategy Trainer)

    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 would be allowing the player to choose how much penetration the game has. Thank you for listening!

  • Anonymous said:
    (Posted to: Blackjack Strategy Trainer)

    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!

  • Hey Ken,

    I’m confused… I thought, with all else being equal, your advantage is highest in a single deck game because the penetration is naturally better since you are already starting out with one deck. So why would you keep smaller spreads in a one deck game? That’s where the money’s at… right? I get that you’re referring to the spreads that are necessary to “beat” a particular game, but it just seems counterproductive because you’re missing out on an opportunity. Or am I way off…

    • The supposed reason is that the single and double deck games are more closely watched, and you won’t be able to play for long with a big spread. Although there is some truth in that, it’s also true that any spread at all is dangerous, so a bigger spread to crush the easier games is tempting. It all depends on the situation, and what you can really get away with.

  • Ken Smith,

    Thanks for hosting this forum. I found your logic and knowledge to be very informative. I’m sure if we ever sat down and chatted, we could have quite an interesting discussion on the game. I’m in Vegas about once a month.

  • Mike Gunter,

    Great comments. I agree with 90+ percent of your narrative and 100 percent agree on the heads up solo. The only thing I disagree on is surrender. My experience on hit & run using surrender to limit losses on poor percentage hands has worked pretty well. Maybe I’m just fortunate but I’m also not trying to retire every time I play. Thanks for the insight.

  • Would help if you re study your money management. $!0,000.00 Bankroll would be a min. bet of table allowed min to a Max of 2% of bankroll or $200.00 I am speaking og your playing bankroll not how much money you have in the bank. If you only have $10,000.00 in the bank total to live on, stay home and pay your bills. $25 to $200 gives you a 8-1 spread not great but playable. $10 to $200 gives you a 20-1 spread very good but be carefuk not to get caught with the large bet difference.

  • 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.