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Table Games BJ - The Rule Of 4

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Breeze147, Oct 13, 2018.

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  1. blissfulignoramus

    blissfulignoramus Low-Roller

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    Basic strategy actually has you staying on a pair of 7s against a 10, by the way. But only in a single-deck game.
     
  2. blissfulignoramus

    blissfulignoramus Low-Roller

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    I don't really count, so I don't worry about it either. But I do try to pay attention, to the extent that a reasonably intelligent person having a good time swilling beers all day can, and if I see a bunch of 4s and 5s expended and it's one or two decks, I'm not hitting 16s against a 20. If I'm truly not paying attention, I hit.
     
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  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Is there a very playable single deck game left? What are El Co rules now?
     
  4. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    There is a YouTube video titled "The Five Most Misplayed Hands in Blackjack"by Henry Tamburin.
    Following Basic Strategy says
    1.Surrender if allowed
    2.If not allowed then hit.
    3.Exception is multi card(more than two cards) 16s then stand

    The Wizard says the same thing.
    Until recently seeing those I would hit when surrender not allowed.
     
  5. topcard

    topcard Re-Open Vegas!

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    3:2, H17, double any two, no DAS.
    ...but this is not a fun game to play, IMO... they watch every player like a hawk, and shuffle a LOT....
     
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  6. HJB

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    I wouldn't worry about it. There are not enough one or two deck games left in Las Vegas outside of high limit games to even worry about this at all. Seems like some BS rule some math ignorant person dreamed up.
     
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    topcard Re-Open Vegas!

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    @HJB ...you don't get downtown much, do you?
    Plenty of $5 3:2 double-deck everywhere... MSS, Cal, Fremont & El-Co all offer the game at $5. DTG has it at $10 & the lone 3:2 double-deck at 4-Queens is $15.
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  8. gradytripp

    gradytripp High-Roller

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    This kind of thing is why I like blackjack (and why I started a thread about why I liked blackjack earlier this year). It's a complex, but not impossibly complicated, game, with many rules variants. There's always more to learn, and a long list of good (and not-so-good) resources with which to learn it (https://wizardofodds.com/gambling/book-reviews/blackjack/). Evaluating the quality of the resources is actually kind of interesting (to me, anyway). And that's not even considering card-counting. I, too, read Renzey's book and incorporate things like the rule of 45, hitting 10-2 against a 4, etc.
     
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  9. Tatertot

    Tatertot Low-Roller

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    I do the same thing lol.
     
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