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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Basic strategy trumps the ploppy
    Index play trumps basic
    Additional info trumps index plays.
    Trump trumps Trump

    Index plays are meant, depending on situation, to increase winnings, or decrease losses. Here is an extreme additional information play (never happened)

    Your the last to play before dealer with 2 16's opposite dealer 8. You're playing halves with a running count of minus 3 with exactly 3 cards before end of deck (no cut card, but there is a burn card). Just to add flavour, your bets are max. What are your next 2 successive plays and why? Second decision is dependant. This should be interesting.
    Pity, no takers.

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    I'd say you have to hit both and hope you don't get an 8. It's likely a combination of 3,4,5 or 6. 2 might get you a tie. 7 is death. Hope there is another 8 in the hole.

    If count is plus 3 you should stand. If you know the two remaining cards are an Ace then the 3rd card is a 8 and it would be in the hole. If the Ace is in the hole, you're screwed.
    Last edited by moses; 02-22-2017 at 12:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moses View Post
    I'd say you have to hit both and hope you don't get an 8. It's likely a combination of 3,4,5 or 6. 2 might get you a tie. 7 is death. Hope there is another 8 in the hole.

    If count is plus 3 you should stand. If you know the two remaining cards are an Ace then the 3rd card is a 8 and it would be in the hole. If the Ace is in the hole, you're screwed.
    The RC is -3 with exactly 3 cards left, including the burn card. You are playing halves. What MUST be the 3 remaining cards. What is your optimal play?

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    3 cards left in the deck? Or 2 cards left in the deck and the hole card? I assume you are either playing straight up or know all the other players cards.

    If exactly 3 remain and one is the burn card. The last card in the deck is a 5 and the hole card is a 5. So you hit the first hand and wait for the shuffle.
    Last edited by moses; 02-22-2017 at 01:12 PM.
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    "Your [You're] the last to play before dealer with 2 16's opposite dealer 8. You're playing halves with a running count of minus 3 with exactly 3 cards before end of deck (no cut card, but there is a burn card). Just to add flavour, your bets are max. What are your next 2 successive plays and why? Second decision is dependant [dependent]. This should be interesting.

    Distracted by the misspellings. Hey, you started this! :-)

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    "Your [You're] the last to play before dealer with 2 16's opposite dealer 8. You're playing halves with a running count of minus 3 with exactly 3 cards before end of deck (no cut card, but there is a burn card). Just to add flavour, your bets are max. What are your next 2 successive plays and why? Second decision is dependant [dependent]. This should be interesting.

    Distracted by the misspellings. Hey, you started this! :-)

    Don
    I'll give myself a scratch, and all will be well. Meanwhile, I just got home after a gruelling 4-5 hours in the trenches of business - and I need a well deserved nap. Oh, that 4-5 hours included lunch!

    I'll solve the puzzle later.

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    Well, that's just peechy. Lol
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