Zaphod
Zaphod
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September 12th, 2019 at 10:36:34 AM permalink
In the UK basic strategy table on this site it says not to double an 11 against a dealer 10 - does anyone have the rationale for why this would be different from the US typical rules?
charliepatrick
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Thanks for this post from:
OnceDearMrCasinoGames
September 12th, 2019 at 11:38:45 AM permalink
It's because if the dealer gets Blackjack you lose both your bets.

In the UK (it's also known as ENHC - Europe No Hole Card) the dealer doesn't have their second card until all players have acted. This chance of losing both bets if the dealer pulls an Ace swings it in favour to hit. If you're counting then if there's a lack of Aces and a surplus of Pictures, then it might be worth doing. It's actually reasonably close, so not a disaster if you do decide to double.

The same logic applies to not splitting As and 8s vs Ace or 8s vs 10.
Zaphod
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September 12th, 2019 at 1:45:21 PM permalink
Oh, duh - right! The dealer isnít checking for blackjack before you double/split. Thanks!

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