Josh
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June 28th, 2013 at 6:37:33 AM permalink
If I know I'll get an ace as one of my first 2 cards in Spanish 21, what is the EV of my hand?

What if I know the dealer will get an ace as one of her first cards? What is the EV of my hand then?

I've dug around the Wizard's domain and can't find his wizardly figures for this specific question. Would be grateful is someone could point me in the right direction.
Ibeatyouraces
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June 28th, 2013 at 6:46:48 AM permalink
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teddys
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June 28th, 2013 at 8:30:41 AM permalink
The general figure for regular BJ is 42.08% advantage if you know the first card is an ace. In Spanish 21, the advantage is more because of the automatic win on blackjack (you win 3:2 even if dealer has BJ), and the more favorable rules for splitting aces if you get dealt another ace (can hit to split aces, automatic win on 21, can resplit, etc.). Anyway, bet the table maximum or as much as your bankroll can afford if you know your next card is going to be an ace.
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moses
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February 15th, 2021 at 11:34:17 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

The general figure for regular BJ is 42.08% advantage if you know the first card is an ace. In Spanish 21, the advantage is more because of the automatic win on blackjack (you win 3:2 even if dealer has BJ), and the more favorable rules for splitting aces if you get dealt another ace (can hit to split aces, automatic win on 21, can resplit, etc.). Anyway, bet the table maximum or as much as your bankroll can afford if you know your next card is going to be an ace.


Interesting. What are the figures for starting your first hand with a ten in single deck blackjack straight up.
Last edited by: moses on Feb 15, 2021
gordonm888
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February 15th, 2021 at 5:30:44 PM permalink
Quote: moses

Interesting. What are the figures for starting your first hand with a ten in single deck blackjack straight up.



Your EV is +13.99% if the first card you are dealt is a Ten and the game is single deck 3:2 H17 Blackjack.
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moses
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February 15th, 2021 at 6:07:59 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Your EV is +13.99% if the first card you are dealt is a Ten and the game is single deck 3:2 H17 Blackjack.


Thank you. Is the EV -13.99 if the dealer has a 10 as first card up.
moses
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February 15th, 2021 at 6:08:18 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Your EV is +13.99% if the first card you are dealt is a Ten and the game is single deck 3:2 H17 Blackjack.


Thank you. Is the EV -13.99% if the dealer has a 10 has first card up?
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February 15th, 2021 at 8:56:29 PM permalink
Quote: moses

Thank you. Is the EV -13.99% if the dealer has a 10 has first card up?


No, it is about -17% (average) for the 1-deck, H17 BJ.

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