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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSox View Post
    Knowing when to take insurance is only one tool in a large tool box.
    Can you safely say that insurance is the most important skill in blackjack? This is what I keep pushing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceside View Post
    Can you safely say that insurance is the most important skill in blackjack? This is what I keep pushing.
    You're really not making any sense pushing this. The most important skill is playing correctly. Knowing when to take insurance is just one very small part of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceside View Post
    Can you safely say that insurance is the most important skill in blackjack? This is what I keep pushing.
    Insurance isn't a "skill." It's a strategy departure. It's an index number that you learn -- one among many. It happens to be the most important one, but you are obsessing over something that doesn't merit your obsession.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    Insurance isn't a "skill." It's a strategy departure. It's an index number that you learn -- one among many. It happens to be the most important one, but you are obsessing over something that doesn't merit your obsession.

    Don
    See spreadsheet. Here I calculated the total amount of bet (investment) for a 6-deck shoe, not the expected return. I used a bet spread of 1/2/4/8/16. I do not know how to calculate ER for these cases. Any idea? I am still not sure about the relative importance of 16vs10 and insurance, but it strongly depends on the bet spread, of course, the number of decks. Insurace16vs10V2.jpg
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