Wizard
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April 11th, 2018 at 2:46:54 PM permalink
Thanks Gordon!

As to the house edge, I'm at 0.77% based on infinite decks. I tend to subtract 0.1% for a six-deck game, but if you have a true six-deck figure, I'm all ears.
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gordonm888
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April 11th, 2018 at 6:16:09 PM permalink
I have calculated house edge to be 0.766%, in good agreement with your value. My calculation is a hybrid - its a cross between 6 decks and infinite deck.
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Wizard
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April 12th, 2018 at 10:46:08 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I have calculated house edge to be 0.766%, in good agreement with your value. My calculation is a hybrid - its a cross between 6 decks and infinite deck.

Perhaps it was a coincidence we were so close. I found a small error and have adjusted my number to 0.6185%. Here is more of a breakdown.

Event Probability ER EV
Dealer small hole card 0.307692 0.062772 0.019315
Dealer medium hole card 0.307692 0.075949 0.023369
Dealer high hole card 0.337278 -0.011184 -0.003772
Dealer BJ 0.047337 -0.952663 -0.045096
Total 1.000000 -0.006185
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bobbartop
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April 23rd, 2018 at 9:43:12 AM permalink
For what it's worth, I interpreted a rules card from a table last night as saying that 10-10 made AFTER a split is pushed by a dealer 22. The 21 wins, though.
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Wizard
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April 23rd, 2018 at 10:41:07 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

For what it's worth, I interpreted a rules card from a table last night as saying that 10-10 made AFTER a split is pushed by a dealer 22. The 21 wins, though.

That is my understanding too.
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bobbartop
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April 29th, 2018 at 2:49:35 AM permalink
I am unclear on 11 v. 5 in Blue Mode. Double, or Hit? Thanks.
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ChesterDog
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Thanks for this post from:
April 29th, 2018 at 3:58:01 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

I am unclear on 11 v. 5 in Blue Mode. Double, or Hit? Thanks.

I get: Double 11 v. 5 in Blue Mode (2-5 hole card), which is in agreement with the Wizard's strategy.

(For Double 11 v. 5 in Blue Mode, I get an infinite-deck EV of 0.194. And for Hit, I get 0.159.)
bobbartop
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April 29th, 2018 at 7:43:21 AM permalink
Quote: ChesterDog

I get: Double 11 v. 5 in Blue Mode (2-5 hole card), which is in agreement with the Wizard's strategy.

(For Double 11 v. 5 in Blue Mode, I get an infinite-deck EV of 0.194. And for Hit, I get 0.159.)

Thank you very much, ChesterDog.
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bobbartop
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October 27th, 2018 at 7:36:46 PM permalink
This is now an old thread. I am grateful for all the work people put into it.

Just to be clear, did we ever figure out what the true house edge is after all the changes this thread went through?

thanks
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