teliot
teliot
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December 18th, 2016 at 1:09:33 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

What would the single worst starting hand be?

I'm guessing hard 16, with EV = -0.39365.
charliepatrick
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December 18th, 2016 at 4:17:44 PM permalink
Sometime ago there was a Blackjack game (probably ENHC) where you were dealt three cards and had to pick two starting hands, i.e. select a common card. Note in this case you know the dealer's upcard ( I created this lookup chart (AA is treated as 11), it works from 21 round to 16. It's not 100% accurate as some combinations of hand choices can't occur. You'll notice that some hands vary by the dealer upcard - e.g. 19 is better than 11 vs A789; 88 is good vs 7 but not some others.
98Clubs
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July 24th, 2017 at 8:33:46 PM permalink
In particular 9-7 vs. a 10-value is my guess.

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charliepatrick
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July 25th, 2017 at 12:29:05 AM permalink
^^ Please note that photobucket has been updated so one can't click directly to photos anymore. Hopefully using a link to the library and then look for the photo might work - http://s781.photobucket.com/user/AbbaPix/library/wizard Thanks

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