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    Hello BughouseMASTER,

    What does it mean to "employ offensive/defensive hand interaction?"

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    Offensive Hand Interaction: Offer to take adv of proper BS doubles by players who appear timid to do it (like 11 vs 10 or 10 vs 9) & even 11 vs A in a H17 table.

    Defensive Hand Interaction: Offer to GET RID OF poor splits like 77 v 2/3 or 66 v 2/3. Yes, BS says the correct move is to split those, but if you have the option to give them away then you'd be better off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wave View Post
    So, let me get this straight. OP has a right to LOSE money without your scorn...but I don't have a right to WIN less money when I occasionally play for lower EV without your scorn?
    Yes, OP (or his friend) has the right to do whatever he wants with his money.

    If you said something stupid, I may have refuted it. Otherwise, I don't care what happens to your BR.

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    Thanks BughouseMaster,

    And how do you "give away" poor splits? Surrender?

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    Thanks Don. Yes I owned BJA3 from a decade ago. I've lost interest in blackjack so I'm unsure where that book went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overkill View Post
    Thanks BughouseMaster,

    And how do you "give away" poor splits? Surrender?
    The same way you would try to take advantage of a BS proper double that they just wanna hit on!

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    Don - what goes on with the BJA books? First Zee's book disappears in a hotel and now this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    I'm assuming you don't have BJA3 and are not familiar with the "premature bumping into the barrier syndrome" that I describe beginning on page 122. It's a very important idea, and it's precisely applicable to your question.

    In any event, I recalculated the s.d. based on your description of the betting style and frequencies of the various bet sizes. Instead of 1.14, I get about 1.76, so you can see how that's rather important. We now have that e.v. for 320 hands is -$160, while s.d. is more along the lines of $2,361 (which is: 1.76 x $75 x 320^0.5). So, you can see that a one-s.d. loss AT THE END of the four hours is -$2,521, and that occurs roughly 16% of the time. But, what you don't know is that the probability of losing that amount is roughly DOUBLE the 16%, because of the barrier phenomenon that I mentioned above.
    I found the calculator on https://www.qfit.com/blackjack-calculator-c3.htm, and the numbers match what you have said. I'm wondering how you arrive at 1.76 for stdev? My gut tells me it is still 1.14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    Don - what goes on with the BJA books? First Zee's book disappears in a hotel and now this one...
    i guess it grew a pair of legs and walked away. I remember this one being my favorite book tho out of all other authors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishBear View Post
    I found the calculator on https://www.qfit.com/blackjack-calculator-c3.htm, and the numbers match what you have said. I'm wondering how you arrive at 1.76 for stdev? My gut tells me it is still 1.14.
    I also dont see how the STD would go from 1.14 all the way to 1.76 just bec of a fluctuating bet size from 50-75-100-125??? Bec first of all the initial bet is $50 not $75.... and he is only increasing on a WIN but standing pat at 50 on a loss (positive prog).

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