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etony33
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April 16th, 2021 at 4:54:54 AM permalink
Particularly for soft hands and splits.

Soft hands with H17, I just remembered "2 2 3 3 4 5 1". 2 meaning there are 2 dealer upwards with which to double if possible (5 and 6), and working leftward from there, until the 1, which is A8 v 6.

Splits (again, H17)

"2 3 7, 2 through 7
6, 2 through 6
4, only 5 and 6
8 always but surrender on ace
9 no 7 10 and ace
5 is 10, 10 is 20, ace is yes"
ThatDonGuy
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April 16th, 2021 at 6:38:48 AM permalink
Memorize? I bring a card with me to the table. In fact, there was a time I would put a basic strategy table on the back of my business cards. (If you can think of a better way to get people to keep your business card, let me know.)
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April 16th, 2021 at 8:20:14 AM permalink
Most importantly, never play a game that pays less than 3:2 on blackjack

Dealer <7 hit 11 or less, otherwise hit 16 or less. Unless double/split applies

Double 10 and 11 unless dealer shows higher
Double 9 on dealer 3-6

Always split AA and 88
Split 22. 33, and 77 on dealer 2-7

Never take insurance

I estimate those simple rules cover 98% of situations then you can add:

Hit 12 against dealer 2-3

Always hit soft 17. Hit soft 18 if dealer has <8. Unless double applies

Double A2, A3 on dealer 3-6
Double A4, A5 on dealer 4-6
Double A6, A7 on dealer 5-6

Split 66 on dealer 2-6
Split 44 on dealer 5-6
Split 99 on dealer 2-9 x 7

I generally don稚 bother with surrender since it痴 often not allowed. There are very minor, probably immaterial adjustments to above rules for things like whether or not double after split is allowed (if not, you don稚 split 44)
Last edited by: Ace2 on Apr 16, 2021
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April 16th, 2021 at 8:29:01 AM permalink
I used flash cards.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
DJTeddyBear
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April 16th, 2021 at 8:33:07 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Memorize? I bring a card with me to the table. In fact, there was a time I would put a basic strategy table on the back of my business cards. (If you can think of a better way to get people to keep your business card, let me know.)

Ditto.

And here痴 the back of Mike痴 card, which I designed for him several years back.
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April 16th, 2021 at 8:36:46 AM permalink
I used flash cards, then started applying baseball players names to the numbers. Jeter=2, Mantle =7,etc etc.
Everything was easy except a handful of splits and doubles.
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April 16th, 2021 at 8:45:12 AM permalink
We've all had to memorize stuff before. So whatever works for you. I started out by saying to myself ( over and over and over again - I think it helped that the radio in my car was broken, so it gave me something to do ):

Hard Hands:

"5-6-7-8 Hit; 9 Double to a 6 but hit on a 2, 10 Double to a 9; 12 hit on 2-3; 13-14-15-16 stand to a 6 otherwise hit....."

Pairs:

"2,3's split up to a 7; 4's split on a 5,6; 6's split up to a 6; 7's split up to a 7; 8's always split; 9's split up to a 9 but stand on 7; 10's never split; ACES always split.

Etc

https://wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/strategy/4-decks/
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April 16th, 2021 at 8:49:17 AM permalink
Facsimile of my early '90's casino bought BJ strategy card. Now on Amazon for $7.25.
https://tinyurl.com/yzmpwumn
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April 16th, 2021 at 9:00:39 AM permalink
I'd play on this battery operated blackjack home game (from 1991) which encouraged card counting, so I had a dozen other flash cards I typed up and put under mailing tape based on the True Count. I'd get $1,000 to start and it allowed bets of $10-$1,000 in increments of $10. When the battery dies, I'd lose all my money, which could be weeks or months.

Saitek Pro Blackjack Electronic Handheld Trainer Training Strategy Game - 1991 With Manual In Original Box
on etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/790563043/saitek-pro-blackjack-electronic-handheld
also on e-bay https://tinyurl.com/yfcoj2x4
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April 16th, 2021 at 9:11:25 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I used flash cards.



This is what I did. I used to have it running on my computer screen all the time.

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