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    Spanish 21 rescue question

    Say my original bet is $10. I get 8,3 against dealer upcard 8 and I double. Unfortunately I get an ace. That makes my total 12. My total bet is now $20. Can I exercise my "rescue" option, give up $10 and hit. I mean get another card adding to my current total 12 and keep playing the current hard?

    I am trying to understand the difference between rescue and surrender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJGenius007 View Post
    Say my original bet is $10. I get 8,3 against dealer upcard 8 and I double. Unfortunately I get an ace. That makes my total 12. My total bet is now $20. Can I exercise my "rescue" option, give up $10 and hit. I mean get another card adding to my current total 12 and keep playing the current hard?

    I am trying to understand the difference between rescue and surrender.
    Rescue and surrender are the same thing. You cannot hit after rescue or surrender. You may double-double down but I haven’t played that Spanish 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceside View Post
    Rescue and surrender are the same thing. You cannot hit after rescue or surrender. You may double-double down but I haven’t played that Spanish 21.
    I think this is the second time in his forum history that aceside is correct.

    However, I am not aware of any double-double down games in your part of the country. Perhaps things have changed, but they only happen in H17 games and I've only seen those in the West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceside View Post
    Rescue and surrender are the same thing. You cannot hit after rescue or surrender. You may double-double down but I haven’t played that Spanish 21.
    https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gamb...21/#post834310

    I am talking about this thread.

    See post #3 and the basic strategy 2 a).
    Last edited by BJGenius007; 12-15-2021 at 05:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    I think this is the second time in his forum history that aceside is correct.

    However, I am not aware of any double-double down games in your part of the country. Perhaps things have changed, but they only happen in H17 games and I've only seen those in the West.
    If memory serves, off tho top basic is to hit. However if justified, the xx is the (close) play, clear cut xx against the 7. I haven’t played Spanish in several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJGenius007 View Post
    https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gamb...21/#post834310

    I am talking about this thread.

    See post #3 and the basic strategy 2 a).
    I read this part. The Spanish 21 rules just do not allow you hit after doubling-down. If you could hit after doubling-down, all these casino would have gone broke.

    Last night I played Spanish 21, I got a hand A, 6 vs 6, and I doubled down and got an A. I just stood and lost that hand to dealer’s 19. I am researching a strategy to beat this game of Spanish 21 Stand-17.
    Last edited by aceside; 12-15-2021 at 06:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceside View Post
    I read this part. The Spanish 21 rules just do not allow you hit after doubling-down. If you could hit after doubling-down, all these casino would have gone broke.

    Last night I played Spanish 21, I got a hand A, 6 vs 6, and I doubled down and got an A. I just stood and lost that hand to dealer’s 19. I am researching a strategy to beat this game of Spanish 21 Stand-17.
    Soft 18 v 6, xx is the play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceside View Post
    I read this part. The Spanish 21 rules just do not allow you hit after doubling-down. If you could hit after doubling-down, all these casino would have gone broke.

    Last night I played Spanish 21, I got a hand A, 6 vs 6, and I doubled down and got an A. I just stood and lost that hand to dealer’s 19. I am researching a strategy to beat this game of Spanish 21 Stand-17.
    I mean can the player double down then rescue then hit? When he rescues, the casino already takes half of the bet, so casino would not get broke. If the player wins the hand eventually, he is just even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Soft 18 v 6, xx is the play.
    My casino does not allow double-double down. Stand is the only option I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJGenius007 View Post
    I mean can the player double down then rescue then hit? When he rescues, the casino already takes half of the bet, so casino would not get broke. If the player wins the hand eventually, he is just even.
    The player just cannot rescue and then hit. That would give too much an advantage to players. As 21forme mentioned, in Washington state, you may double down again immediately after you doubled down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceside View Post
    My casino does not allow double-double down. Stand is the only option I had.
    Interesting. The H17 game is xxx. I’m reasonably sure the S17, which I’ve never played, is xx. If not, then strange things are afoot at the Circle K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    I think this is the second time in his forum history that aceside is correct.

    However, I am not aware of any double-double down games in your part of the country. Perhaps things have changed, but they only happen in H17 games and I've only seen those in the West.
    Gee Norm - that was fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Gee Norm - that was fast.
    The opportunity in Spanish 21 might be match the dealer side bet. This is my wild guess. Experienced players needed.

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