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1. Double after Ace Split Blackjack Rule

by , 04-24-2012 at 02:50 PM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
This new Blackjack rule is appearing in more casinos. It is an interesting rule in that you are allowed to double after you split aces, but you are not allowed to hit. Double and stand are the only two options. If the correct move is to double, that’s great. Go ahead and put more money up. But, if the correct move would not normally be to double, you may want to double for less if you get a poor hand. That is, double with the smallest bet allowed to pay a bit for another card in the hope of a
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2. Double Kiss — SCORES in Unbalanced Blackjack Counts II

by , 04-24-2012 at 02:38 PM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
Here we take the discussion further. You should first read post SCOREs in Unbalanced Counts — Is There a Flaw?

OK I decided to see what would happen if I used two betting ramps. I created one optimized at 97 card penetration and another at 58 cards. The idea is to use one for 4.5 deck penetration and above and one for below 4.5/6. To be absolutely fair, I did this for both KO and HiLo. Now, I calculated the c-SCOREs for every penetration for KO and HiLo using this scheme and plotted
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3. Dealer Blackjack Bust Rates by Count and Upcard

by , 04-24-2012 at 02:32 PM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
Dealer bust rates rarely interest me, although many of the worst books on Blackjack discuss them a great deal. They simply don’t mean that much. But, the questions keep on coming. Modern Blackjack Page 438 discusses overall dealer ending hands by count. But, one set of stats I have never seen is the dealer bust rates by count and by dealer upcard. So, for the next time I’m asked, I put together a chart that I’ll post here.

Dealer bust rate by
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Updated 06-19-2012 at 10:18 AM by Norm

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4. SCOREs in Unbalanced Blackjack Counts — Is There a Flaw?

by , 04-24-2012 at 10:50 AM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
Back in 2006, someone insisted that measuring results using the SCORE methodology was flawed when comparing unbalanced with balanced strategies. The point was that SCORE assumes the use of optimal betting ramps, and that with unbalanced strategies, the optimal betting ramps vary substantially by penetration. Therefore, since it is it unreasonable to believe that anyone would use a different betting ramp for every penetration, SCOREs suggest unbalanced strategies perform better than they actually ...

Updated 04-24-2012 at 10:53 AM by Norm

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