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September 19th, 2019 at 12:47:21 PM permalink
Has anyone ever calculated precise EOR's for 6:5 blackjack, or even gone a step further by creating/testing a count specifically for 6:5? My guess is that Tens would become even more heavily weighted compared to Aces because, compared to 3:2, blackjacks would contribute less to the high-count advantage relative to dealer busts and strategy deviations. It would be great to get precise numbers though. Also of interest would be at what true count a 6:5 game becomes +EV for an unmodified Hi-Lo count.

As a disclaimer: I am well aware that the edge from counting is already razor thin and that 6:5 is a huge penalty on the player side. There are conditions in California card rooms that make this question worth exploring, however. Thanks in advance for your help.

Specific specs if it's relevant:
6 decks, 75% penetration (i.e. 1.5 decks come off)
Dealer hits soft 17 and peeks for blackjack
Late surrender is allowed against any card
Split aces at most once, forming 2 hands that cannot draw additional cards
Split all other cards at most 3 times, forming at most 4 hands
Double any first two cards, including after splitting.
"Not only [does] God play dice... he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen." ~ Stephen Hawking

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