BJdonk
BJdonk
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October 28th, 2019 at 3:36:40 AM permalink
Running Wizard's BlackJack Basic Strategy Calculator, I get a peculiar label/heading just above the actual hand chart (I tried to upload a screenshot here, but cannot get it right, sorry).

My inputs are:

  • Decks = 4 or more
  • Soft 17 = Dealer Stands
  • Double After Split = Allowed
  • Surrender = Allowed with any dealer upcard
  • Dealer Peek = No peek/no hole card (European)


Now, in the result, under the heading "Blackjack Basic Strategy" everything seems fine, except the last line indicating "Late Surrender Available".

The way I understand it (again, sorry, I'm just starting out learning BlackJack), there cannot be a late surrender when the dealer does not have a hole card, i.e. there is no card to peek at before surrender, so, especially from my last input, how does this "Late Surrender Available" indication work? Is it just a matter of a "hard" coding mistake for the output, or am I missing something?

Clearing up this anomaly is very important to me, as there seems to be quite a difference in optimal strategy between early and late surrender.

Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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BJdonk
October 28th, 2019 at 10:40:48 AM permalink
Good catch. The strategy heading should have said "early surrender available." Otherwise, I believe the strategy to be correct.
Last edited by: Wizard on Oct 28, 2019
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BJdonk
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October 28th, 2019 at 12:25:33 PM permalink
Thank you very much, Wizard!

Now to memorise this table ...

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