Lucca3927
Lucca3927
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February 21st, 2018 at 4:35:32 PM permalink
You can probably ask the same question about taking insurance. If you know that the deck is rich should you take the suckers bet? Personally, I always stick to Basic.
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BlackjackGuy123
BlackjackGuy123
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February 22nd, 2018 at 8:41:41 AM permalink
A2 v 5 is another one, double in positive counts hit in negative counts. A8 v 6 is a basic strategy double but you should double A8 v 5 at +1.
theoriemeister
theoriemeister
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February 22nd, 2018 at 8:06:12 PM permalink
Quote: Lucca3927

You can probably ask the same question about taking insurance. If you know that the deck is rich should you take the suckers bet? Personally, I always stick to Basic.



I always stick to the BS. But the other night I was playing and the count was +3, dealer shows an ace, and I take the insurance. Dealer has BJ, so I did the right thing! (I was dealt a 20.) I know that taking insurance/even money is the #1 play index the Illustrious 18. As I mentioned in my original post, for the very next hand the count dropped to below +3, so when the dealer had another ace, I didn't take the insurance, and lost when he showed a 2nd straight BJ. And the count dropped even lower, so I didn't take insurance when the dealer dealt himself a third consecutive BJ! Oh well, them's the breaks. . .
ars longa vita brevis
theoriemeister
theoriemeister
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February 22nd, 2018 at 8:06:53 PM permalink
Quote: BlackjackGuy123

A2 v 5 is another one, double in positive counts hit in negative counts. A8 v 6 is a basic strategy double but you should double A8 v 5 at +1.



Thanks!
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