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  • So I’ve been working on learning the basic strategy for all possible rule combinations I can think of that I may encounter in the US. I made flash cards for BS pertaining to the following:
    4 Decks, DAS, S17
    4 decks, DAS, H17
    (Same as both above, no DAS)
    (All above rule variations with 2 decks and 1 deck)
    I hope that makes sense, I was just feeling lazy and didn’t want to type out 12 variations. Just basically any combo with 1,2, or 4 decks, with and without DAS, and both S17 and H17. Also with surrender as an option with my cards explaining what to do if it’s not. I didn’t notice much change in surrender vs no surrender. My question is, is it necessary to learn all these combinations? Because I plan on going to both single and multi deck games eventually. I just don’t know what rule variations exist and which ones don’t. Also, am I neglecting any factors that may be valuable to me?

    Thank you

  • Fantastic resource Ken, congratulations! I’d like to buy you and the gamesmaster a drink!

    Learning these deviations from basic strategy begs the question; Was basic strategy created using a zero T.count?

    basic strategy = 16 vs dealer’s 10 = hit
    0 count deviation = 16 vs dealer’s 10 = stand

    I must induce that it wasn’t.

    • Deal yourself a 16 and the dealer a ten. Count what’s on the table. You will end up with a slightly negative count. That’s the difference. So you are correct in noting that basic strategy is not the same as the strategy when the true count is zero. Basic strategy takes into account the cards used in the hand you are considering, as it should. Counters have more information available; the count before the hand began.

    • No, you are likely being confused by the way it pays the bet and then rebets the same amount. If you aren’t watching the entire sequence, it seems like the wrong amount is won. If you’ll check your balance before and after the hand, you’ll see that it works correctly.

        • now it is too much of rules, what are the best, most optimal rule to win, and where can I find them, what casino etc, what kind of rules avoid such late surrender or insurance for example, thx for answer. I know that my question may be silly, but I am looking for simple methods to win, the casino give us a lot of possibilities and it confuses. The worst blackjack rule give more opportunities than other games. Which rules are best? Winning balance always goes the line of sinusoid

  • Ken,

    This may not be the most appropriate page to post this, but let me explain the situation. I aspire to hopefully gather a group of trustworthy guys together to form a blackjack team. unless I overlooked it, I don’t see anything anywhere on this website that discusses team play. It will be quite some time before I can actually execute this plan, but I have numerous details already worked out in my head and I’d like to run them by a pro to get some tips and advice.i have read several articles online discussing team play, but are there any resources or references you can give me about? And if you are willing and/or have time if I could somehow discuss some of my specific ideas with you? Just knowing of a good source either online or a good book I could get my hands on would suffice. Thank you.

  • The casino here in my place only has 8 deck minimum $15 dollar table. Is it mean I should prepare $10,000 in bankroll in order to make money? The problem is I don’t have too much money…

  • Ken,

    Expected Win / Standard Deviation. Assumptions: $12 average bet, 50 hands per hour, 1.25% average advantage, using be $5 to $60.
    Under these conditions I could take a trip to play 90 hours with only 1,175 dollars. In the worst of the hypotheses would lose only 1,175, with good chances of winning back. Is that so?
    Casino Rules:
    8 decks, H17 , DAS, Late Surrender , Peek , 70 % penetration.

  • Ken,

    I’m playing 8 decks, H17 , DAS, Late Surrender , Peek , 75 % penetration.
    I threw 200 boxes, 20 boxes a day.

    80 % of the time I played alone, just me and the dealer , the other 20 % at the maximum with another player .

    My bets are fixed : $ 5 in true negative score or = 2. I use also the top ten and leave the table when the true count is too low.

    The result so far is an average US 495.25 a day, I’m making 4925.50 in total.

    I’m lucky?

    I am within the standard deviation ?

    I can improve my bets ?

  • 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.

  • Yeah I experience it the other way around. I haven’t gotten a chance to try it in a real casino yet, but I always struggle on my app whereas whenever I play at home I’m usually pretty successful.

  • Yo guy i absoloutely agree with you 100%
    Weather it’s 20k or 2 k
    It’s nothing to beat me fair and square
    But to cheat me????
    I just left the casino
    Out of Four tables
    Everyone of the tables first card
    Was a face a ten a seven or an ace
    They just cheated me out of 2k today
    I bet a $600 dollar hand and bet $25 on lucky ladies
    The dealer delt me a 20
    Two jacks
    So she paid the hundred from betting $25
    On lucky ladies
    Her turn up card was a face
    And the turn down card was a 6
    She flipped the next card and it was a 5
    Today 3 times I had 20
    And she beats me with a 21
    It’s not fair
    Like I said it’s nothing to beat me straight up
    But to cheat me
    Is disrespectful