henrydang
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March 18th, 2017 at 11:19:41 AM permalink
Hi

I am being offered the below rules for blackjack at a casino:

6 Deck
Double On Hard 9-11
Resplit To 4 Hands (No Aces)
Blackjack Pays 3:2
Dealer Stands On Soft 17
Dealer Does Not Peek For BJ
No Surrender
Optional half win for 5-card Charlie

With the above rules, the house edge is 0.63337% without taking into account the optional half win rule. (/games/blackjack/calculator/)

Here, it says that rule will have an effect of +0.77% in the player's favor effectively tilting the odds in my favor at -0.13663% with perfect play.

Now my only problem is I am not able to find the basic strategy for these rules. I only see the strategy for a five card charlie rule but not for an Optional half win for 5-card Charlie. Is there a chart anywhere for these rules? Please let me know asap!

Thanks a lot!
Hunterhill
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March 18th, 2017 at 11:41:06 AM permalink
Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong has the strategy you want.
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henrydang
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March 18th, 2017 at 11:47:49 AM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong has the strategy you want.



Thanks! So, am i right in assuming that I have the advantage with these rules or am i doing something wrong?

Also, could you paste the strategy here please?
Hunterhill
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March 18th, 2017 at 12:46:24 PM permalink
Quote: henrydang

Thanks! So, am i right in assuming that I have the advantage with these rules or am i doing something wrong?

Also, could you paste the strategy here please?


I Don't have access to the book right now.
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Romes
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March 20th, 2017 at 7:40:55 AM permalink
Hi henrydang, welcome to the forums.

Five Card Charlie is normally worth 1.46% to the player, but since you're only getting half-pay I'd assume it's half the value (as it still would be a benefit to get paid on a non blackjack immediately... never pushing). Also, the .77% figure is listed as you denoted in the rules variations from the Wiz.

I'm also showing for 3:2 6D S17 D9-11 SP4 NRSA NS DAS, the house edge with the cut card effect is .52232% (https://wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/calculator/).

Thus, if the HE is .52232% - 5 Card Charlie = .52232% - .773% = -.22068%

Slight player edge. With counting cards this could be pretty good... Is your plan to just play basic on this .22% player edge, or to also count/etc?
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
henrydang
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March 20th, 2017 at 1:43:07 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

Hi henrydang, welcome to the forums.

Five Card Charlie is normally worth 1.46% to the player, but since you're only getting half-pay I'd assume it's half the value (as it still would be a benefit to get paid on a non blackjack immediately... never pushing). Also, the .77% figure is listed as you denoted in the rules variations from the Wiz.

I'm also showing for 3:2 6D S17 D9-11 SP4 NRSA NS DAS, the house edge with the cut card effect is .52232% (/games/blackjack/calculator/).

Thus, if the HE is .52232% - 5 Card Charlie = .52232% - .773% = -.22068%

Slight player edge. With counting cards this could be pretty good... Is your plan to just play basic on this .22% player edge, or to also count/etc?



Im thinking of just basic strategy. Im getting some other benefits too (10% loss rebate), so not very keen on counting cards and getting banned!

Do you have a strategy chart for these rules?
Hunterhill
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March 20th, 2017 at 3:21:49 PM permalink
Correction: It's Blackjack secrets, not Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong.
You can find it on Amazon or EBay probably for around $10-15.
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