sodawater
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:22:56 AM permalink
Without looking it up, what do you think is the single-worst decision possible in blackjack given the following: American rules, 6 decks, stand 17, no surrender, DAS, no counting. (and no hitting/doubling any 21s)

Give the hand and the decision.
Mission146
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:26:53 AM permalink
Doubling on a Hard-20 against a Dealer showing Six.
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RS
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:27:07 AM permalink
Quote: sodawater

Without looking it up, what do you think is the single-worst decision possible in blackjack given the following: 6 decks, stand 17, no surrender, DAS, no counting.

Give the hand and the decision.



Hitting a hard 21 or surrendering a blackjack are my guesses.

Edit: Didn't read the "no surrender" rule.

Definitely hitting hard 21 is the worst.
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sodawater
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:32:29 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Doubling on a Hard-20 against a Dealer showing Six.



incorrect
sodawater
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:32:50 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Hitting a hard 21 or surrendering a blackjack are my guesses.

Edit: Didn't read the "no surrender" rule.

Definitely hitting hard 21 is the worst.



They don't let you hit hard 21 in blackjack. Just to be clear I will edit my post to include this.
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:35:44 AM permalink
Splitting 10s w/Dealer showing a 9?
sodawater
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:38:21 AM permalink
Quote: BoulderDamIt

Splitting 10s w/Dealer showing a 9?



nope!
Mission146
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:38:59 AM permalink
Quote: sodawater

incorrect



Worst in terms of what? Expected Value or swing in Expected Value? I can't imagine a bigger swing in EV than doubling hard-20 against a dealer six.
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sodawater
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:39:41 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Worst in terms of what? Expected Value or swing in Expected Value? I can't imagine a bigger swing in EV than doubling hard-20 against a dealer six.



Worst in terms of swing in expected value.
Mission146
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:43:56 AM permalink
Standing a soft-12 against a dealer six?
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