Francisco
Joined: Dec 28, 2014
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March 11th, 2017 at 5:02:02 AM permalink
Of course you don't understand because you don't know that particular Spanish21 game ( also call pontoon), this game you can double and redouble many times.The last chart of Wizard you mention is that particular game. The reason you get 7, because you already double once. ( may be 1,3 and get 3, or 2,2 and get 3) .
Now, you have to decide what to do next. Wizard says you should surrender against 8 thru A. But redouble against 2-7. You can't hit because that's the rule. If you don't understand, then ask wizard .
Francisco
Joined: Dec 28, 2014
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March 11th, 2017 at 6:55:18 PM permalink
No one who know this game ( double, redouble, pontoon), will double his first 2 cards of less than 7, against dealer's up cards of 8-A. So, he will not put himself in this bad situation. But if he is drunk, or as Wizard put it that some one put a gun in his head, ask him to double his thirst 2 cards 2, 3 , and get a 2 , now he has 7
The chart tell what to do with this situation. You can only, stand, re double or surrender. The correct play is to surrender. ( against dealer's up cards 8- A).
If you don't understand still, then Ask the Wizard.
bobbartop
Joined: Mar 15, 2016
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March 11th, 2017 at 9:03:25 PM permalink
Quote: Francisco

No one who know this game ( double, redouble, pontoon), will double his first 2 cards of less than 7, against dealer's up cards of 8-A. So, he will not put himself in this bad situation. But if he is drunk, or as Wizard put it that some one put a gun in his head, ask him to double his thirst 2 cards 2, 3 , and get a 2 , now he has 7
The chart tell what to do with this situation. You can only, stand, re double or surrender. The correct play is to surrender. ( against dealer's up cards 8- A).
If you don't understand still, then Ask the Wizard.

Thank you for trying to help me, Francisco. I thought I had it down, until you started talking about Pontoon. The games I have played, (not very many yet), are in Indian casinos in California. There you can double, and re-double. After doubling, of course, your options are redouble, stand, or surrender.

Anyway, I think we're on the same page now. I do find this game a lot of fun so far, win or lose. I am not a regular table game player. I'm a video poker player. Spanish 21 seems a lot more fun than regular blackjack. Perhaps I'll tire of it soon. So far, it's new to me, and fun. I don't strive to gamble for fun, but in this case I make an exception.

Thanks again.
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