HowMany
HowMany
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February 6th, 2015 at 8:25:46 AM permalink
This thread has taken a funny turn. I thought I had the worst possible play:

1) bet entire bankroll
2) hit until you break

But you guys have proved me wrong. (markers, bank robbery, Seahwawk bets, Nickelback, and others.)

You guys are damn funny.
Greasyjohn
Greasyjohn
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February 6th, 2015 at 8:34:35 AM permalink
Quote: arcticfun

How about surrendering Blackjack against dealer non-face?



You'd lose 1/2 your bet, whereas if you double on 20 you have about a 91% chance of busting and losing 4 times as much. And even if the player caught ace the dealer could still push. But you have to weigh losing 1/2 you bet against a guaranteed 3:2 win. The net result is you lose the equilevant of your original wager if you surrender, because you would have been paid 3:2. (but I like hearing about surrendering blackjack--it's certainly a terrible and completely unheard of play).
charliepatrick
charliepatrick
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February 6th, 2015 at 10:17:38 AM permalink
Actually some games allow you to surrender after doubling - so I'm guessing some doubled 21's are worth more than a BJ (even better if they are a guaranteed winner!). But I don't think they beat the doubling 20.
Sonuvabish
Sonuvabish
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February 8th, 2015 at 8:15:30 PM 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.



I don't think either of these plays are legal.

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