Blackjack Card Counting System

Blackjack Card Counting System

The counting of card is a very much well defined procedure where a player keeps track of the cards. This dose means that the player keep a track of which is been dealt and already out of the deck. Keeping track of cards help him to take more accurate strategic playing decisions while in game. There are couple of misconception around the market for quite some time, we would take the opportunity to dispel those.

Card counting procedure dose not enable a person to develop his sixth sense to predict the next card which is going to be out of the deck. What Card counting will do is give you a good indication of whether a deck is favorable or unfavorable and the extent of this favorableness or un-favorableness.

The procedure of card counting dose not involves memorizing every card which is out of the deck. When you count cards, you are not keeping track of individual cards. All you are doing is keeping a relative score of high value cards (10’s and Ace’s) to low cards (2, 3, 4, 5 and 6).

Card Counting: Basic Premise

The entire game of Blackjack revolves around 10-value cards (10’s and Face Cards) and Ace’s. The simple reason behind this is if we combined they are the most plentiful card in the deck. The basic principal involved in blackjack is the decks which is rich in 10-vlaue cads are of more valued for the player and decks short in 10-vlaue cards are beneficial for the casino.

The question arise that why the decks which are rich in 10-vlaue cards are are beneficial for the player? There are three main reasons:
If more 10-value cards remain in the deck then the probability of drawing a blackjack (A 10 value card and an Ace) is maximized. The person who is dealer has the same maximized chances of getting a blackjack under such conditions and thus will get more blackjack also. Unless you have a blackjack it is also true that if the dealer draws a blackjack you will loose your entire bet. When you draw a Blackjack, however, you will not only win your entire bet, but you will also win 50% more sbobet asia. Remember, Blackjack pays 3-2. You will therefore win, not 100% of your bet, but 150% of your bet. Therefore, although both the odds of you and the dealer drawing a Blackjack increase during favorable conditions, you will win 150% of your bet when you draw the Blackjack while the dealer will only take 100% of your bet when he draws a Blackjack. So under these favorable conditions we hope you will be more then happy to trade a blackjack with the dealer.

If the dealer has 16 or less he must draw, this is compulsory. He has no other options. He runs a greater risk of busting when the deck is favorable. The player on the contrary can alter his strategy to take advantage of the favorable conditions. You don’t have to take a card when the odds of busting are great because of a favorable deck.

Doubling Down: You have the option of doubling your wager. During favorable conditions, this can be an extremely valuable.

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Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack Strategy

Play blackjack with a simple basic strategy

In blackjack the strategies are the simple set of rules which tells you and any other player the correct way to play your hand. The basic strategy tell your when to hit, stand and double by taking into account only two factors.
1) Your cards
2) Dealer’s upcard
The basic strategy makes you to optimize your play such that you win more often then you loose.

Blackjack Strategy

The following terms are useful when learning basic blackjack strategy:

HARD HANDS: all hands not containing an Ace.
SOFT HANDS: all hands containing an Ace coupled with a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.
PAIRS: all hands that contain a pair of cards with the same value. A simplified approach to basic blackjack strategy is as follows:

HARD HANDS: 
If you have a 9 or lower, hit.
If you have 10 or 11, double down if your total is more than the dealer’s upcard; hit otherwise.
If you have 12 through 16, hit when the dealer’s upcard is 7 or higher; stand otherwise.
If you have 17 or higher, stand.

SOFT HANDS: 
If you have 13 through 18, double down when the dealer’s upcard is 5 or 6.
If you have 17 or lower, hit.
If you have 18, hit when dealer’s upcard is 6 or less; stand when dealer’s upcard is 7 or more.
If you have 19 or higher, stand.

PAIRS: 
Always split a pair of 8’s or Aces.
Never split 10’s, 4’s, or 5’s.
Split all other pairs when dealer’s upcard is 6 or less.

Insurance is NOT recommended!

Splitting pairs: If your two cards are the same value, you can ‘split’ them into two separate hands. The catch is that you also have to make two bets (one for each of the hands you now hold). Each split pair can be split again, for a total of four hands. If you split on an ace, you can only take one hit, but for all other cards you can take as many hits as you want betting.

Doubling down: When your total is 10 or 11 (after being dealt your first two cards) you can choose to ‘double down’. This is starting a second bet (up to the same amount as your original wager).

When doubling, you can only take one hit. (It is dangerous to split two fives – you are replacing a hand that is potentially excellent for drawing on or doubling down on, by what will probably be two poor hands.)

Insurance: If the dealer’s face-up card is an ace, you can make a side agen bola sbobet. You can wager up to half your original bet that the facedown card is worth 10 or more (i.e. a picture card or a 10).

If you are correct, and the dealer has a Blackjack, the player wins the side bet (the insurance bet) but loses the original bet. Therefore the player feels no net loss or gain. If it’s not a face card or a 10, you lose the side bet or ‘insurance’.

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