BlackjackLover
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October 2nd, 2018 at 10:46:38 AM permalink
I can't post links. Please take a look at this image: wizardofodds dot com slash online minus gambling slash playtech slash images slash blackjack slash blackjack minus surrender minus strategy dot png.

I have two questions:
1. Why does it recommend hitting an 8,8 against an A? Shouldn't I always split an 8,8?
2. Why does it recommend standing a soft 18 against an A. Shouldn't I hit?

Also, someone recommends hitting an A,A against an A instead of splitting. Someone tested it, and the result of hitting was better. What should I do? As for the Double Deck Basic Strategy Exceptions, do they apply to four or more decks?
BlackjackGuy123
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October 2nd, 2018 at 1:40:16 PM permalink
Is it a ENHC game? Because that would explain why you want to hit 88 v A and AA v A.
BlackjackLover
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October 2nd, 2018 at 2:35:55 PM permalink
I don't know what an ENHC game is. Could you please explain it?
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October 2nd, 2018 at 3:11:22 PM permalink
European No Hole Card.

Basically, the dealer doesn't take a second card until all player hands are done... And if the dealer gets a BJ, all your splits and doubles are screwed.
BlackjackLover
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October 2nd, 2018 at 5:45:26 PM permalink
No. The dealer always peeks for a blackjack.
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October 2nd, 2018 at 8:04:59 PM permalink
Quote: BlackjackLover

No. The dealer always peeks for a blackjack.

Doesnít make sense. Hereís the link to rules. Scroll down to Blackjack Surrender. I recommend you PM the Wizard as I donít think hittting 8s is the right move here. https://wizardofodds.com/online-gambling/playtech/
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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October 2nd, 2018 at 8:27:41 PM permalink



ignore the menu bar interruptus, please. I hate to have a discussion about something I can't see.

Not that I have much else to contribute. I'm pretty sure the Wizard plugs in the rules, calculates the ev on each box, and the chart is generated.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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October 3rd, 2018 at 5:29:56 AM permalink
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. In looking at it, I don't remember why I said to hit two eights against a 10 or ace. I made that image years ago. I vaguely recall they used to follow the European no hole card rule and I probably didn't update an older Playtech strategy completely.

Whatever the case, either the rules or the strategy are in error, and that is my bad. No excuses. I think the rules are right and I just updated the strategy to say always split eights. Again, thanks for the correction.
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BlackjackLover
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October 3rd, 2018 at 3:03:44 PM permalink
It's my pleasure. Thank you for updating the strategy. What about standing a soft 18 against an A? Isn't that an exception?
BlackjackGuy123
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October 5th, 2018 at 12:05:34 PM permalink
Basic strategy is to hit soft 18 v A.

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