kuroshivo
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June 8th, 2019 at 5:08:55 AM permalink
Hi all. I just wanted to tell you that I have written a free and open source Blackjack simulator.

In principle one can test playing strategies, which might include card counting systems but also even any programmable algorithm such as AI, although this might be very technical.

Just as an example, the basic strategy can be derived in a couple of minutes by playing all combinations of hands and dealer upcards and sticking to the best results.

I cannot post links because I am a new user. The code is in Github at github/seamplex/libreblackjack
From there one can get to the explanation of how the basic strategy is derived along with the tables, which is a larger URL but I cannot post it here.

In any case, I hope this helps the community.
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June 8th, 2019 at 8:54:25 AM permalink
Quote: kuroshivo

Hi all. I just wanted to tell you that I have written a free and open source Blackjack simulator.

In principle one can test playing strategies, which might include card counting systems but also even any programmable algorithm such as AI, although this might be very technical.

Just as an example, the basic strategy can be derived in a couple of minutes by playing all combinations of hands and dealer upcards and sticking to the best results.

I cannot post links because I am a new user. The code is in Github at github/seamplex/libreblackjack
From there one can get to the explanation of how the basic strategy is derived along with the tables, which is a larger URL but I cannot post it here.

In any case, I hope this helps the community.



Hi, and welcome to the forum.

I googled the submenu you listed, found the readme in github, but the links to the program within that lead to a 404 error. Is it possible I have to be signed into github to access them? I followed a couple gnuchess links from the same page, and they led to good addresses, so I'm not sure what the issue is.

Either way, it does appear to be free and open sourcecode, (and not a convoluted sales pitch or spam) so I'm sure some people here would be interested in seeing it, and I'll let it stand. If I'm wrong about what this is, I'd appreciate being corrected by someone, and kuroshivo helping me understand what needs to be done for a clear working link. I will publish it here when I get the clarification, thanks.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
kuroshivo
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June 8th, 2019 at 11:51:36 AM permalink
Hi beachbumbabs, thanks for taking the time to track Libreblackjack down in Github.
The link is now fixed, sorry about that. I wanted to post directly that link (the one that gave you 404 and now works) directly but I have to post 20 times until I can give URLs in the text.

The software is free in the sense of the free software foundation. It is released under the terms of the GPLv3+. I am not selling anything, I am trying to share many hours of coding and development to have a free tool to analyze the game of Blackjack.

As you said, I would love if people got interested in contributing to the research software.

Thanks you again for your time.
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June 8th, 2019 at 12:00:21 PM permalink
Ok, here is the link that your readme points to:

https://www.seamplex.com/blackjack/

It appears to have further links to the programming, and indicates which libraries it accesses in order to run (that you have to download or hook into, not sure how it manifests). I'm on my phone and not going further trying to run it, but if someone who is in a position to use and evaluate this program would look at it and report back, I'd appreciate it.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
kuroshivo
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June 8th, 2019 at 12:23:54 PM permalink
There it goes! Within that page there is a link to the derivation of the basic strategy using the software. It is in the "playing" section.
kuroshivo
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June 8th, 2019 at 12:29:00 PM permalink
BTW if anyone needs help to get the program running feel free to ask me.

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