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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cyrus
cyrus
1 year ago

I have played blackjack for about 50 years, I thought I knew how to play. Problem is , I did not know the rules of play. So more often than not I would lose. I memorized “Basic Strategy” 6 decks, dealer stays on soft 17 DAS allowed. I decided to test my knowledge at a casino. $5.00 table. Two hours later I had won back my $200 start money and a two hundred dollar profit. Next week I took on the $10.00 table, won $300 inside two hours. I did this every week for nine weeks. Then it happened, I lost the entire $300.00 inside three hours. I played PERFECT strategy and still lost. I am going to assume it was due to all the small cards coming out. I changed tables and still was on a losing streak. So I have determined that counting cards would have prevented me from doubling or splitting when I should have hit or stood. I would hit on a 12 and get a ten, I would hit on 16 and get a ten. If I knew the count I would have been able to act accordingly. I am 76 years of age and I have tried on my own to count cards, But eventually, I lose count while trying to determine the true count. I count 2,3,4,5,6 and the 10, J Q, K, A. and determine the number of cards in the discard tray. (decks). Should I forget about counting? and LEARN to walk away after losing xxx hands in a row?

Leslie Piper
Leslie Piper
3 months ago
Reply to  cyrus

Wowser. We wake up eventually. Maybe you are right to set limits to your involvement. But you might take a look at the VALUES paid by the particular game you’re playing….did you miss that every casino game memories must be TAILORED to the specific game….???? I dunno. I’ve been lousy at every human area of involvement I’ve tried, so why not I’m back at a set of flashcards, and feeling again like ‘it can be done’. I haven’t played much at all, but I got lucky and found a game I prepared for….$ucce$$.
but I used to be a decent student and gutsy sort, so here I go again. Like I need more ways to spend time sitting down….I’m a few years older than you, and I freely admit, if I can gain enough money for flying lessons, I will have done something important for myself. Onward.

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
1 year ago

My wife loves “Match the Dealer” side bets. Are there any free web games with that feature? I can’t seem to find any…

Big Bob
Big Bob
1 year ago

Wish you could modify the program to display the true count for several different counting systems, including KO. This would allow us to practice our betting and decision making skills as well as tell us how accurately we are counting. Also if you could allow us to select the penetration we would like to play at and maybe the number of players also.

stuart
stuart
1 year ago

Will your free program work on an ipad?

LV Bear
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  stuart

Apple products, being non-standard, have glitches when using normal software, so it’s not possible to definitively state that any normal software will work properly on any Apple product. Sorry, I wish there was a better answer.

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
1 year ago

Do any Vegas casinos offer surrender any more?

LV Bear
Editor
1 year ago

Yes, there are still quite a few games with late surrender in Las Vegas. See Current Blackjack News for specifics.

grouch
grouch
2 years ago

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
anti-grouch
2 years ago
Reply to  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
grouch
2 years ago
Reply to  anti-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 to +12. You stand 15 against 8 if truecount>9.30, but with 14, the threshold will be even higher. But other than that remote possibility, there’s no threshold to remember because you should always do the same thing. It is a rule that is cut and dry, unrelenting and absolute. Though interestingly enough, you should split 2’s against an 8, if the truecount>3.48. But never split 7’s against an 8. If you split them, if the count is super high, you’ll likely turn one lousy busting hand into two lousy 17’s against an 18, but if the count is super negative, EVERYTHING is a losing proposition so having fewer hands is better and you should try to minimize the number of hands you play until the end of the shoe, but you’re also much more likely to redeem the one bad situation and not bust by hitting instead of splitting and end up with a single good hand. Also it is better to defer to a smaller standard deviation of outcome if there is a decision whose threshold is incredibly close, because “only if DAS is allowed” means you’d better be prepared to have at least 2 but possibly 3 or 4 side by side DOUBLED hands all losing together rather than one single hand. Even if I was wrong, and I’m not, but even if I was, if you had a bankroll of 1000 dollars, and you bet 10 dollars on a coinflip with a fair coin being heads, would you be willing to raise your bet to 50 for the privilege of using a coin that was heads 50.01% of the time instead? You shouldn’t be.

Consider it a decree from the great grouch, god of blackjack. Thou shalt not split 7’s against an 8.

Kenneth R Smith
Kenneth R Smith
2 years ago
Reply to  grouch

Thanks for your opinionated decree, but I’ll stick with Peter Griffin in the definitive work on blackjack math, The Theory of Blackjack. You can also confirm this with the independently developed CA software available for free here : https://www.blackjackinfo.com/free-blackjack-combinatorial-analyzer/.

All of these sources agree. When DAS is available, in 1 or 2 decks, splitting 7s vs 8 is correct basic strategy.

For the record, the Hi-lo index is -1. Split at -1 or better. I personally verified that index for my Hi-Lo index cards using CVData. Perhaps you’ve never researched DAS games. It makes a huge difference on this particular play. In games where you cannot double after split, you’re right. Never split this hand in those games, regardless of the count. But when DAS is available, it’s an entirely different matter.

Whatever. Believe what you want. I’ll do the same.

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

I agree DAS is the main reason for splitting 7’s against a dealer 8 and DAS is available at all casinos I’ve played in. So I split 7’s against a dealer 8 even in 6 and 8 deck games. Who thinks I’ right and who thinks I’m wrong?

Kenneth R Smith
Kenneth R Smith
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard

No, you’re better off hitting in those games. For example, in 6D, H17, DAS:
Hitting loses 0.37771 of a bet. Splitting loses 0.39052 of a bet, which is worse.
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20060214092652/http://www.bjmath.com:80/bjmath/ev/6dh17.htm
You can find the other games at
https://web.archive.org/web/20051126143403/http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/ev/ev.htm
From there, you can see that in 2 decks, splitting is slightly cheaper. In 2D H17 DAS, hitting loses 0.38953, while splitting loses slightly less at 0.38704.

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

I agree DAS opportunities is the main reason for splitting 7’s against an 8, and all the casinos I have visited allow DAS. So I always split 7’s vs. a dealer 8 even in 6 and 8 deck games, Am I wrong?

rosemarie brown
rosemarie brown
1 year ago
Reply to  grouch

when do u split 7 s

LV Bear
Editor
1 year ago

Please see the comments above.

Hern
Hern
2 years ago

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?

LV Bear
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  Hern

There is no reliable blackjack software made specifically for the Mac or any other Apple product.

Don Petersimes
Don Petersimes
2 years ago

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
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Tum
Admin
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Tum

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

George V. Hillstead
George V. Hillstead
2 years ago

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

Abiagil
Abiagil
3 years ago

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???

Don Petersimes
Don Petersimes
2 years ago
Reply to  Ken Smith

It can be adjusted to make the dealer hit on a soft 17 in he options mode.

Joge
Joge
2 years ago
Reply to  Abiagil

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
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Abiagil

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 better of making a better. 16 in blackjack in usually a surrender hand but some casinos don’t allow surrender. In this case your better bet is to stay or hit.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

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

Don Petersimes
Don Petersimes
2 years ago
Reply to  Abiagil

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

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
Anonymous
3 years ago

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
Anonymous
3 years ago

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 good one there are still many flaws in it. I have lost more on this trainer than in real life. So take and use it for what it is worth, fun.

My best advice to those who are new to all this is to know when to walk away no matter if your winning and especially when your losing. The next time you venture to your local casino watch the people when playing you will be amazed at what you see. I see so many people sit down to play out of desperation and within minutes lose everything. If you feel desperate don’t play, you will lose and don’t take it out on the dealer it’s not their fault. The house has every right to win just like you do.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  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
Peter
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Is one thousand hands long enough?

LV Bear
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter

No.

grouch
grouch
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

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 the minimum bet. Meaning 1 hand, with a 15 dollar min bet, has a mean of +29 cents and a standard deviation of 45 dollars. The standard deviation scales in proportion to the square root of the number of hands while the mean scales in proportion to it. So after 100 hands, the mean is +29 dollars and the standard deviation is 450 dollars. After 10 thousand hands, the mean is +2900 and the standard deviation is 4500 dollars. And after 100 thousand hands, the mean is now +29 thousand and the standard deviation is 14230. So it’s getting close. A million hands will do it. But at only 100 thousand, breakeven is only 2 standard deviations down, meaning about 4% of the time you will be behind. That’s hardly less than the probability of being hit by a car. That’s also if you do it perfectly, and of course note that 100 thousand hands will take you 1000 hours or 6 weeks straight. Realistically that’s a year of dedicated blackjacking. You will be banned from the casino long before that. And yes it’s still gambling. Just like buying stocks is gambling. I don’t care if the odds are theoretically slanted in your favor, you can lose, and if you can lose, you will lose, because murphy’s law.

denise franklin
denise franklin
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Well said.

Pete
Pete
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

It’s not how much you win……It’s how much you don’t lose……You can’t beat em…simple as that

LV Bear
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  Pete

“Can’t beat ’em”? Then why do casinos keep kicking people out and otherwise abusing them?

https://bj21.com/category/patron-abuse/pages/links-to-media-coverage-of-casino-abuse-of-patrons

Robin
Robin
1 year ago
Reply to  LV Bear

Because like most involved in greed and deception, they are loath to lose a solitary dollar. Look where casinos came from. They weren’t set up by parish priests!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

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
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Good question. The casino I frequent does the same.

LV Bear
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

In the absence of mitigating factors, two decks cut off of six is a lousy game.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

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
Anonymous
3 years ago

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
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  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
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  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
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  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
Anonymous
3 years ago

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
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  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
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  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
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  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