KingB84
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December 17th, 2016 at 9:22:11 PM permalink
21 obviously would rank 1.

20 with an ace would be 2

Any two 10 value cards would be 3.

How do the combos rank after that??

I'd love to know what the #'s guys say.

Thanks

KingB84
Hunterhill
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December 17th, 2016 at 9:54:05 PM permalink
Quote: KingB84

21 obviously would rank 1.

20 with an ace would be 2

Any two 10 value cards would be 3.

How do the combos rank after that??

I'd love to know what the #'s guys say.

Thanks

KingB84

I think if you look at the Wizard's blackjack switch section it will tell you the rankings.
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billryan

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December 17th, 2016 at 10:08:01 PM permalink
Why do you think an Ace/nine is better than two tens?
teliot
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December 18th, 2016 at 7:01:15 AM permalink
Top 7
6D, S17, DAS, DOA, Spl3, NRSA
Assuming no dealer blackjack

A-T = 1.5
T-T = 0.655977
A-9 = 0.655971
A-A = 0.372785
Hard 11 = 0.367304
T-9 = 0.322509
A-8 = 0.322035
billryan

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December 18th, 2016 at 10:48:11 AM permalink
What would the single worst starting hand be?
KingB84
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December 18th, 2016 at 10:54:40 AM permalink
I suppose because you can hit on it with more options...? Wouldn't do it, but it is there.
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December 18th, 2016 at 11:02:25 AM permalink
Quote: KingB84

I suppose because you can hit on it with more options...? Wouldn't do it, but it is there.

My thought is that ten-ten is better because you are depriving the dealer of two tens. The ability to split on the tens is offset by the ability to double the other hand.
KingB84
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December 18th, 2016 at 11:24:48 AM permalink
Thanks teliot. Can you continue with the ranks?? I'm a little suspect with a simulator I'm practicing with right now. Seems like the dealer has the better two cards @ a fairly high percentage. Over time, things should be relatively even after those first two cards, but when playing 100+ hands I NEVER win that battle. That's why I'd like to know the "actual" odds for each set of two cards. Thanks for your help.

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DJTeddyBear
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December 18th, 2016 at 11:57:43 AM permalink
Interesting that TT ranks better than A9, and T9 is better than A8.

I would have thought reducing the chance of the dealer getting an ace would be valuable.
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teliot
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December 18th, 2016 at 12:50:08 PM permalink
Quote: KingB84

Thanks teliot. Can you continue with the ranks??

No. Maybe someone else will. I believe that next on the list is hard 10.

Quote: DJTeddyBear

Interesting that TT ranks better than A9, and T9 is better than A8.

I would have thought reducing the chance of the dealer getting an ace would be valuable.

As I said in my post, the results assume dealer does not have blackjack. If the dealer has blackjack then the edge of your two cards doesn't matter much. Depleting the shoe of T's is better than depleting it of 9's or A's that don't result in BJ.