beachbumbabs
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December 20th, 2013 at 9:48:19 AM permalink
I was wondering if you'd be willing to update the table pasted below, from your Blackjack main page on WoO, to include a column with the common abbreviations for the factors in the middle of the table as a quick reference. I looked around a bit and didn't find one (perhaps you've done this and I just don't know where to look?), but this table seems to include all the conditions I'm thinking of when people shorthand a particular casino's rules when describing a game in one of these threads. For example, RSA = re-split aces, DAS = double after split, DD = double deck, H17 = hit soft 17, etc. I don't play enough, I guess, to instantly translate it in my head when someone refers to a factor (RSA has been eluding me lately, but I finally sussed it out), and was thinking that was probably true for a lot of other readers. Thanks for considering it; I know it would be some work on your part to do it.

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December 20th, 2013 at 1:02:21 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I was wondering if you'd be willing to update the table pasted below, from your Blackjack main page on WoO, to include a column with the common abbreviations for the factors in the middle of the table as a quick reference. I looked around a bit and didn't find one (perhaps you've done this and I just don't know where to look?), but this table seems to include all the conditions I'm thinking of when people shorthand a particular casino's rules when describing a game in one of these threads. For example, RSA = re-split aces, DAS = double after split, DD = double deck, H17 = hit soft 17, etc. I don't play enough, I guess, to instantly translate it in my head when someone refers to a factor (RSA has been eluding me lately, but I finally sussed it out), and was thinking that was probably true for a lot of other readers. Thanks for considering it; I know it would be some work on your part to do it.



In the rules variation chart above is the 4- 5- and six-deck % correct? I thought it was about -.48 -.55 -.56 respectively ( I don't have a chart with me so this is WAG). And player doubles on 9-11 only should be -.13%, shouldn't it?
sodawater
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December 20th, 2013 at 3:41:25 PM permalink
I believe this chart assumes 8 deck, and lists a 0.02% improvement for switching to 6 deck.
98Clubs
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December 20th, 2013 at 6:41:11 PM permalink
I know that you asked the Wiz to update the chart, and to that end, I won't interfere. However I can list them in order given except "Double Any Number of Cards"... not sure about that one.

1d
ES10
???
2d
HSA
6CC
RSA
LS
4d
5d
6d
SP3
DD9 or D9
SP2 or No RSP
ENHC
NoDAS
DD10 or D10
H17
BJ7/5
BJ6/5
BJ1/1
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rdw4potus
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December 20th, 2013 at 7:09:38 PM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

I know that you asked the Wiz to update the chart, and to that end, I won't interfere. However I can list them in order given except "Double Any Number of Cards"... not sure about that one.

1d
ES10
???
2d
HSA
6CC
RSA
LS
4d
5d
6d
SP3
DD9 or D9
SP2 or No RSP
ENHC
NoDAS
DD10 or D10
H17
BJ7/5
BJ6/5
BJ1/1



Double on any two cards is usually written as DOA or DoA, similarly, doubling any number of cards is usually DaN or DAN (edit: in lists with multiple options, you'll also see DA2 for double any 2, DA3 for double any 3, etc). We could almost use a site-wide glossary of abbreviations. I've started writing out offered games in the chip of the day thread because a couple folks commented that they were intimidated by the abbreviations there (3CP, 4CP, UTH, PGP, et al)
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beachbumbabs
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December 21st, 2013 at 8:12:54 PM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

I know that you asked the Wiz to update the chart, and to that end, I won't interfere. However I can list them in order given except "Double Any Number of Cards"... not sure about that one.

1d
ES10
???
2d
HSA
6CC
RSA
LS
4d
5d
6d
SP3
DD9 or D9
SP2 or No RSP
ENHC
NoDAS
DD10 or D10
H17
BJ7/5
BJ6/5
BJ1/1



I appreciate that you answered. I have usually seen single deck as SD rather than 1d, and DD rather than 2d for double deck. And was thinking that, rather than yes or no in the suggested column, I was looking for the abbreviation itself, and taking the yes or no from the context.

I really agree that a basic glossary - common abbreviation guide would be very worthwhile. The jargon can be pretty intimidating in this forum unless you tough it out for a couple weeks at least. On WoO, I have to give the Wiz props; he doesn't write in code over there for the most part.
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