phcosta
phcosta
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August 28th, 2017 at 10:05:44 AM permalink
Hi guys,

My names is Pedro and i'm new in Blackjack online. I'm studying for some time, and i came with a strategy that i don't know if it really works, and i will be glad if you can help me. I'm trying to play two hands, always the same stake in both. The main reason is that one hand can cover the house advantages in some specific situation. For example, playing H15 and 20 against a 8, i stand in H15, hoping that the 8 can blew. In the BJ rules i'm playing, hitting and 15 will give me -0.417 ROI, and stand will give -0.512. But The 20 will protect me anyway, so i'm thinking if that stand will never be a good choice.

Another question, i'm reading about the surrender rule, and some games who has it (like atlantic city from microgaming, for example). Do you guys reccomend any software?

last question, about bank management. I'm using a strategy to make 10% by day, and stopping with 20% loss. I'm thinking about 15%for win and 25% for loss. Is this a good strategy?

Thanks in advance.
Poofiez
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Romes
August 28th, 2017 at 11:25:06 AM permalink
Two hands at the same stakes means that you expedite your losses (exactly twice as fast). If the house has a 1/2% edge it is the same for every player at the table and having two hands means that you simply will lose money twice as fast. Having win and loss goals is only good for making your bank roll last longer, it will not make you money in the long run. Blackjack is beatable but only by counting and spreading your bet accordingly. No online casino is worth counting as penetration and other rules make it a non beatable game (not to mention the lack of regulation).
Equanimity
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August 30th, 2017 at 1:03:28 AM permalink
Everything Poofiez noted in his post is correct.
There is no good place to play blackjack online and win reliably, and stop wins/stop losses don't work (unless you have a specific goal).
I'll answer your specific question about the hands:

Standing on 15 vs 8 because you also happen to have a 20 in your other hand is not a good play. Play each hand according to correct strategy, doesn't matter how many hands you're playing.

I would recommend you study more before putting any money into playing the game, unless you are just playing recreationally.

- Equanimity
Last edited by: Equanimity on Aug 30, 2017
RS
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August 30th, 2017 at 1:37:49 AM permalink
Instead of a 20 vs 8, what if you have a 21 (blackjack) vs 8? Betting $10 on both hands, do you say, "Ah, I won $15 on my first hand, so it's okay to lose on my second hand"?

Or if you have a 15 on both hands, $10 bet on each, and someone walking by you gives you $50 for no reason at all, do you think, "Well I just got $50 from that stranger, so I'll just stand on my two 15's vs 8"?
Romes
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August 30th, 2017 at 8:23:05 AM permalink
Quote: Poofiez

Two hands at the same stakes means that you expedite your losses (exactly twice as fast). If the house has a 1/2% edge it is the same for every player at the table and having two hands means that you simply will lose money twice as fast. Having win and loss goals is only good for making your bank roll last longer, it will not make you money in the long run. Blackjack is beatable but only by counting and spreading your bet accordingly. No online casino is worth counting as penetration and other rules make it a non beatable game (not to mention the lack of regulation).

This is probably the best summed up most perfect answer you could get. Only thing I can add are links to the A-Z counting articles on this site, if you're interested in learning more about how to actually have a winning game and understanding why playing 2 hands will NOT give you a generic advantage:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/A-to-Z-Counting-Cards-in-Blackjack/
https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/A-to-Z-Counting-Cards-In-Blackjack-2/
https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/A-to-Z-Counting-Cards-in-Blackjack-3/
Playing it correctly means you've already won.

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