Blackjack advantages in Sweden – Page 2

  • bronco60

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    tthree is correct and has stated it clearly, concisely, and comprehensively.

    The best illustration of this factor references Late Surrender.

    The value of L.S. is inversely proportional to the number of decks used.

    It is worth considerably more in an 8 deck shoe than it is in a single deck game.

    What is most noteworthy about the value of this option is that a basic strategist only
    surrenders 4 hand-matchups in a S17 shoe game; while a Card Counter will avail himself
    of surrendering on as many as 12 hand match-ups, especially if an advanced count with a
    high “Playing Efficiency” is utilized, e.g. Zen, RPC, Mentor, Hi-Opt II, or AOII.

    The value of L.S. is proportional to the “width” of the betting ramp (or “spread”)
    as the higher the True Count, the greater is the opportunity to correctly surrender
    a hand. At the higher true counts the bets have grown in size.

    To simplify the matter, Late surrender may be worth about .20% to a Basic Strategist,
    but can (conceivably) be worth twice that !

    Again, you are jumbling, confusing, and misstating various things here. LS is worth more in multideck *to the basic strategist*. For a counter, who is making large bets *far more frequently* and making LS decisions *far more frequently* in single deck games due to much greater count volatility, the rule is worth a great deal more.

    And no, LS is worth much less than .20 off the top to a basic strategist.

    Once again your claim that soft doubling, which LIKE OTHER RULES is employed more frequently to advantage by card counters, is some kind of very important issue demanding in its absence great pen or great spreads is not true.

  • tthree

     

    Quote: bronco60 said:
    Again, you are jumbling, confusing, and misstating various things here. LS is worth more in multideck *to the basic strategist*. For a counter, who is making large bets *far more frequently* and making LS decisions *far more frequently* in single deck games due to much greater count volatility, the rule is worth a great deal more.

    And no, LS is worth much less than .20 off the top to a basic strategist.

    Once again your claim that soft doubling, which LIKE OTHER RULES is employed more frequently to advantage by card counters, is some kind of very important issue demanding in its absence great pen or great spreads is not true.

    Your bet spread is much smaller in SD if you know how to play more than 1 deck before getting thrown out. Your bets at 8 deck will be 4 or 5 times bigger when the added indices are in play. That is the biggest factor in where the rule is worth the most.

  • FLASH1296

     

    Besides my having graduate study in statistics and 20 years of full-time
    Professional Play, you imagine that your beliefs and conclusions
    about the mathematics of BJ are superior to mine.

    You need a goodly measure of humility.

    Either that or some belated maturity.

    Possibly both.

  • London Colin

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    You need a goodly measure of humility.

    Now that’s what I call irony!

  • tthree

     

    Quote: London Colin said:
    Now that’s what I call irony!

    Flash knows his blackjack. He has earned respect of the noobs. He has earned my respect. Not many here have. I am sure quite a few more will over time. Still trying to separate the wheat from the chaff. When your knowledge is vastly superior it is hard to not be arrogant. I comes with the territory. Believe me I know I am often guilty of the same without intending to be. I have been lucky enough to have been mentored by the foremost experts in many, many fields of science. They all stay in touch with me because there are few people that they can have a stimulating conversation with. This keeps me on the cutting edge of the latest breakthroughs in these areas of science. By the way one is environmental science. These experts don’t air their real feelings about their lack of belief in global warming. They feel they will find their job prospects affected. Once they retire they speak their minds. Not everyone that is arrogant has the knowledge. I know I have a lot more to learn but the experts here have helped me to teach myself and learn more than I thought possible in the amount of time I have been here. I would give Flash the respect he has earned. He takes the time to help lots of people and is very effective at getting you to understand concepts. He has a gift for teaching rarely seen in this world.

  • London Colin

     

    Quote: tthree said:
    When your knowledge is vastly superior it is hard to not be arrogant.

    Most people at least make an effort, however. Flash seems to go out of his way to give offence.

  • tthree

     

    Quote: London Colin said:
    Most people at least make an effort, however. Flash seems to go out of his way to give offence.

    It’s rye humor.

  • London Colin

     

    Quote: tthree said:
    It’s rye humor.

    And he’s a cereal offender.

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