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Black Jack Tournament

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by TOWNSVILLE, Apr 6, 2015.

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  1. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

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    Local tournament in two weeks time,would like some advice please.Big mouth is on the line,expected to do good.But ,we all know better,if luck is not going your way,you look stupid no matter how much you know (or think you know) Two shoes of six decks that are cut off at five.Therefore 520 cards being dealt,seven players and the dealer.So should have twelve hands per round.Starting money is $500 for the event.Any suggestions,thanks.:nworthy:APs,any clues on giving a six deck CSM game a run for it"s money.:nworthy: THANKS.
     
  2. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    It's been a long time since I've been in a tournament but betting strategy is very very important. There are some good books on this, I would recommend Tournament Blackjack by Stanford Wong as one to read.
     
  3. finsfanscott

    finsfanscott Tourist

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    How many players total, and how many rounds/tables, and how many per table advance. The answers to those questions can help you identify your betting strategy.

    Because Blackjack is a negative expectation game, in general you want to bet the minimum to lose the least. Typically the players win or lose together (if the dealer breaks, everyone in the game wins) so your betting strategy should be to not let anyone else at the table get too far ahead. If only one person per table advances, you will have to keep track of the chip leaders' position so you will know how much to bet on the last hand. Before the last hand, you need to make sure you have enough chips to be able to catch the table leader on the last hand.

    If two people advance from each table, you don't have to be the chip leader. On the final hand you want to bet an amount that win or lose secures second place.

    Much more betting math going on here than actual blackjack strategy or playing.

    Example, if someone comes out of the hole bets his whole $500 at the start and wins, that changes the strategy than if you all bet the same $10 minimum and win/lose along with the dealer. Of course if he/she does that and the dealer has blackjack, there's one less player to worry about.

    This is also why the betting order is important. and rotates with each hand. If you bet last, you can calculate the min/max position of everyone else at the table and make your bet accordingly. If you bet first, you have to try to make a choice that your opponents either can't make (not enough chips) or will neutralize whatever advantage they may have.
     
  4. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    This is the one and only time when you want to split 10's.
     
  5. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

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    So it"s not me being paranoid,you see my problem? Two tables of seven each week.Two people advance each week to the final.lt"s an ego thing.the staff here think l am a know it all.Just love to prove them right,but we know better.No hope of beating the system here.CSM.6 decks,DOS,D9.10.11.S17.Thank you for your reply.
     
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    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Here's a thought: Enter the tournament and have FUN.
     
  7. RebelDiceMan

    RebelDiceMan High-Roller

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    I have found tons of good blackjack tournament information at Ken Smith's blackjacktournamentsdotcom site.
     
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