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Advanced Card Counting: Blackjack Strategy Deviations

In Blackjack, Basic Strategy is the series of decisions that a player adheres to so that they can incur the minimal loss of funds over time.  It tells the player when the appropriate time to stand, hit, double down, split and if applicable when to surrender (this where the player surrenders half of their initial bet to the casino).  These actions are determined by computer simulation, and decision points become firm at around 400 million hands.  However; in certain situations it becomes necessary to deviate from this strategy to gain maximum profitability over

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Nicholas Colon
July 18, 2016

The Most Common Mistakes For Blackjack Beginners

So, you’ve decided to give this blackjack game a try. It looks so easy, and so profitable, in “Rainman,” “21,” and “The Hangover.”

But before you imitate Alan from “The Hangover” and plop down a $10,000 buy-in, have an idea of what you’ll do at the table. If you avoid these seven common beginner mistakes, you’ll get the most from the game.
 

 

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Mark Gruetze
March 21, 2016

Blackjack Probability: What do you Need to Know to Have an Edge?

When a person walks out of a casino the question that inevitably arises in their mind is “Why did I lose?” Most people that play casino games are losing players. That is because most casino games by nature have a negative expectation for the player. This means that for every wagered that is made on the game; machine or table game, gives back some amount less than the wagered amount over time.

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Nicholas Colon
June 22, 2016

The 5 Most Profitable Starting Hand Types in Blackjack

  • In the game of blackjack, a popular question among novice and intermediate advantage players, card counters, trackers, sequencers and hole carders, is: what is the mathematical theoretical value for various types of starting hands, and more to the point what are the most valuable starting hands for the player (the players first two cards) and by how much
  • When I say "types of hands" I mean Hard Tota
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Nicholas Colon
June 15, 2017