racquet
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March 30th, 2019 at 2:20:52 PM permalink
My guess is that it doesn't - it will reduce the house edge, but there are no changes to basic strategy if you can find a game where resplitting aces is allowed.

Split as many pairs of Aces as you can.
SiegfriedRoy
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March 30th, 2019 at 2:34:54 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

My guess is that it doesn't - it will reduce the house edge, but there are no changes to basic strategy if you can find a game where resplitting aces is allowed.

Split as many pairs of Aces as you can.



Iím having a hard time understanding your question. Does RSA change basic strategy?? If a casino letís you resplit Acss, itís more advantageous for you in the event, but it wouldnít change how you should play the game of blackjack.

It reminds me of the time I was playing a shoe game several years ago at the Mirage, and they had tables that let you RSA. The dealer dealt a gentleman next to me two aces, but for whatever reason she dealt the next cards facedown. It didnít strike at the time, but the dealer ended up making a hand of 21 and the whole table lost. When the dealer went to check the cards of the gentleman who split Aces, he had another Ace dealt face down. We called the pit over and explained that the dealer made a mistake and the gentleman would have resplit his Ace a third time if the cards were dealt corresctly. Long story short, the pit did the right thing and called surveillance and confirmed and called the hands dead and refunded our bets back. The dealer felt terrible obviously and profusely. I did track the cards to see what would have happened if the dealer dealt it correctly, and it would have been a dealer bust and a table win. Oh wells, at least we got our bets back...
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March 30th, 2019 at 3:36:18 PM permalink
No, it doesn't change basic strategy. As long the dealer peeks for blackjack, then always split aces -- RSA or not.

I could go onto saying that rules on re-splitting never affect basic strategy for any pair.
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racquet
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March 30th, 2019 at 3:50:19 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I could go onto saying that rules on re-splitting never affect basic strategy for any pair.



Duh!

I'll split eights as many times as I can, and basic strategy doesn't change as I do it. Aces would be the same, now wouldn't they?

The obvious is not so obvious because it's so obvious.

Thanks.

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