Neutrino
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March 1st, 2014 at 7:33:22 PM permalink
Just wondering...

(I don't see it on the illustrious 18)
anonimuss
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March 1st, 2014 at 7:41:09 PM permalink
Was it a 6/5 game? And most casinos I remember won't let you double down on A/TJQK
Neutrino
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March 1st, 2014 at 7:50:03 PM permalink
Quote: anonimuss

Was it a 6/5 game? And most casinos I remember won't let you double down on A/TJQK



doesn't matter/splits don't count as BJ
Deucekies
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March 1st, 2014 at 7:50:32 PM permalink
I've seen it done twice in five years, both times by the same guy. Our ICs don't specifically disallow it.

Btw: our blackjacks pay 3:2.
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March 2nd, 2014 at 6:50:55 AM permalink
Quote: Neutrino

Just wondering...

(I don't see it on the illustrious 18)



I can't direct you to a site or publication but a trusted friend once simmed it for Hi- Lo and got +12 versus a 5 or 6.
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VPRookie
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March 2nd, 2014 at 7:20:07 AM permalink
Neutrino,

According to my humble calculations, doubling down on soft 21 is a better buy than standing versus 5 and 6, if true count (hi-lo) is 8 or greater. This is true for 6D, S17 game. For different rules (number of decks) the count could be slightly different.

Hope this helps!

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hwccdealer
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March 2nd, 2014 at 8:07:51 AM permalink
Quote: VPRookie

Neutrino,

According to my humble calculations, doubling down on soft 21 is a better buy than standing versus 5 and 6, if true count (hi-lo) is 8 or greater. This is true for 6D, S17 game. For different rules (number of decks) the count could be slightly different.

Hope this helps!

VPRookie



In other words, if the casino allows it (which mine doesn't - the second you hit 21 at my casino it's an instant stand, BJ or no BJ) and you get a 3:2 BJ, the deck has to be hot enough to burn holes in the table AND you need an assurance that the dealer is damn near certain to bust in case you DON'T draw a face card in order to even THINK about doing something this maddening.

Mathematically, it makes sense - in the rarest of the rarest of the rarest scenarios that would bring the entire MIT blackjack team to orgasm just from hearing the count. But out of 100 people who would attempt this, given how rare it is, probably 20-30 are experts, the same number are people who probably should give up blackjack for life, and the rest are sleep-deprived, drunk, or both, and think, "Cool! Pretty colors!" and put out more chips.
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March 2nd, 2014 at 8:26:26 AM permalink
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March 2nd, 2014 at 9:12:11 AM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

In other words, if the casino allows it (which mine doesn't - the second you hit 21 at my casino it's an instant stand, BJ or no BJ) and you get a 3:2 BJ



Not certain I understand your response.........if I split 10's and draw an Ace, I can't double down? Is that what you are saying?

Just want to clarify- I think I know the casino (based on your name). Thanks buddy!
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March 2nd, 2014 at 9:23:23 AM permalink
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