sandman9
sandman9
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November 4th, 2013 at 9:30:24 AM permalink
I'm currently writing a paper on how basic strategy is derived, I was wondering if I could get some pointers as to how a table for say, expected returns on standing/hitting, is derived? I'm looking for the calculations one must undertake to achieve a table similar in values to that of the blackjack appendix 1 on the Wizard of Odds site at

Thanks in Advance!
MangoJ
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November 4th, 2013 at 4:18:12 PM permalink
A paper - as in scientific paper ?

Sorry, you are a bit too late, just a couple of decades.
MathExtremist
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November 4th, 2013 at 4:22:32 PM permalink
It was done using software. For example, http://www.bjmath.com/bjcomputer/computer/gamegen.htm
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socks
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November 4th, 2013 at 4:22:58 PM permalink
Quote: MangoJ

A paper - as in scientific paper ?

Sorry, you are a bit too late, just a couple of decades.



More than a couple,

http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/heath/dheath.pdf

But I'm assuming it's for a school assignment.
sandman9
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November 4th, 2013 at 4:29:48 PM permalink
Yeah, it is for a school assignment. Thank you for your assistance though!
teliot
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November 4th, 2013 at 4:58:19 PM permalink
Quote: socks

More than a couple,

http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/heath/dheath.pdf

But I'm assuming it's for a school assignment.

This is the one I started with. Very easy to code.
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