Blackjack is definitely one of the most popular gambling games that has found millions of fans around the world. Its undisputed advantage is its very low house edge, which you can still lower with the right decision. If you want to play one of the most popular and the most advantageous games, definitely go for blackjack. But watch out. Nowadays, you can find dozens of versions that have different rules. Some are good for the players, others for the casino. Another important thing is knowing the ideal strategy that you can not do without. With proper use, you can reduce the advantage of the casino. If you want to have an advantage on your side, you have to count cards for the game. In today's blackjack card counting school, we will continue to make variations on optimal strategy depending on the right number. These strategies are very important and greatly increase your chances of winning.
It is important to know them, as it is important to know the optimal strategy. In the past, we have explored how and why the optimal strategies are changing depending on the number and today we are going to expand this chat a little bit. These are quite complicated and complicated techniques. So, if some of your past parts missed or you do not understand them, we recommend returning them. Basic variation - State or play the most common decision you make as a blackjack player is whether to stand or get another card . This is also the most common variation we will encounter in our course. So let's show the most important ones.
One of the most basic but also the most controversial is 16 hands against the dealer 10. Here, the rule is that if the number is 0 or higher, you should stand. And why? The higher the number, the more cards you have left 10 cards and the higher the bust chance. It follows that if the number is negative, you should play it further. In this case, there is little decision making. Because there is a Factor of Factor 0 , you do not have to count the right number for this particular case , but you can do it with a continuous one. The second important hand for the variation is hand 15 against the dealer 10. In this case, the break number is +4. Therefore, it is true that you should stand against 15 if the number is 4 or more.
You have already noticed that we mention the right number here and not the current one. Basic variations - Double the opportunity to double your bet in exchange for only one card can be a very attractive option for players. However, if the hand is played correctly. Often you can meet in the casino with the players doubling the hands as 7 and 8 against the dealer 6 and then wondering when they lose. True, if the dealer shows 6, he is very vulnerable. On the other hand, inserting another bet changes a lot. For example, if the dealer shows 6 and the player has 8 hands, the overall return on double this situation is 10.3%. If you play a hit, the return is up 12.3%! Of course, there may also be situations where it would be beneficial to double the dealer's 6. Again, it will depend on the number of the remaining tens in the bundles. In general, the higher your number, the better it is to double your bets.
Basic variation - Split now we are getting to the last part of today's lesson and we will look at how we will deviate from the optimal strategy for pairs distribution by number. One of the main factors that will interest us is if the casino allows to double after the split. If the casino permits, it is critical to have a thoroughly mapped optimal strategy. Even most beginners know that the 8 is splitting against everything , but you also often encounter a phenomenon where players are opposed to the 10 dealer. It's not a big mistake, but you know it in the long run. Here, it will also be true that, depending on the number, we will divide the pairs that are not normally distributed.
These include, for example, a couple of dozens that we traditionally keep together. However, if the right number is sufficiently high, it may be advantageous to divide the tens. Specifically, this move is a significant departure from the optimal strategy and you can draw attention to it. In some cases, it would be better to leave it in line with the status quo. But divide all other couples according to the optimal strategy and the deviation in the table. After some time we bring you another lesson for blackjack enthusiasts. Now we are leaving the shallow waters of beginners and we are launching a five-part advanced course in which we will show you how to efficiently flush the casino.
One of the most crucial means of legally defeating a house edge is to change bets to the right number. You can get up to 0.2% or 0.3% on your side . Which is a very nice number, given that house edge at blackjack is still very low. This is a situation where, depending on the amount of the right number, you deviate from the basic strategy that would otherwise have been sacred for all card counters. You'll use that kind of game play in about one hand in 10. And how does that look? When the right number drops dramatically, you will have less to double, more stiff hands and almost no splits. Conversely, when the right number increases, it is better to double the bets, split the hands and play less stiff hands. Variations on optimal strategy in general, it will be the case that for each one situation of the optimal strategy, only one variation will apply to it.
We will show it better on examples. If you get 10, 6 against the dealer 10, the variation will stand and not play. But you will never double. Another situation may be 5, 4 against the dealer 2. The optimal strategy says you have to play on, but if the number is high enough, it will be better to play double. Good examples of when the number is negative can be the situation A, 2 against 5. According to the optimal strategy, it will be best to play double, but if the number is under 0, you should play. A good way to remember something like this is to double A-2 against 5 only at 0 and higher. "In later lessons we will show you a complete strategy, including the learning cards you used in the first lesson.