Hello Again, I stumbled across this hand index recently on a 8 deck shoe with good rules when am I supposed to double down on a hard 12 against 5 and 6. Can I expect the same odds of wining on your site vs live action? If prior history is repeated, I will be inundated with emails asking why I made the game so much harder to beat, along with an equal number asking why I made it so much easier to beat! Another bet with the same amount as your original bet is taken out of your balance, and you are dealt one more card. Move on to other pursuits. See my other reply for advice on software or books to answer those questions.
A-7 VS. DEALER 2
Sort of like learning with flashcards. Sounds reasonable for the new version. I like it like it is. If you add the flashcard type version I hope you would make it an option like choosing how many decks, etc. If it were permanent I think I would think less before hitting, standing, or doubling down. Can you make an option to get rid of the count?
Adding them in my head helps me train. Overall this is my favorite trainer so far. No firm timeframe yet for the new version, but I know it is months away still. Hey Ken, its Brutus from the old forums. I never tried to play the game with the screen looking like it does. I just thought it looked so much different. I called my son and had him bring up the game, while Im talking to him I hit the play button, it delt the cards.
Stupid me , but I like the old screen better. I cant figure how to get rid of that stuff on the right and bring the game over. I would first check to see if your system can run at a higher resolution. At some point, the sidebar will reposition to below the game. Let me know if either of these ideas works.
Another thing to try is the Italian link to the game. Can you describe what you see instead of what you expect? Do you have Flash player installed and running in your browser? You can test that, and see your Flash version number here: I really appreciate the Android app. I asked several months ago when an app for my Samsung tablet would be available. You promised it was in the works. Thanks for following through.
I misunderstood the app link — I thought it was you. I retract all my kudos and return to waiting mode. Got a couple of questions about strategy in such a situation;. Appreciate your help and any rationale you can provide for choices in these situations given the conditions of the table at which I shall be trying my luck.
You can get a complete strategy chart for this exact game here: To answer your questions: The answers to 2 and 4 would change with peek, right?
And I do understand how vulnerable all players are with European style no peek. Answers 2 and 4 change with peek. It can be confusing! The next version of the trainer will make more information available about the rule choices. I think there are some flaws in your basic strategy regarding early surrender. The game recommended I surrender with 12 vs a dealer ace. It also recommended I surrender with a 7 vs an ace. To learn more, see my article Blackjack Surrender Explained.
The game has been slow and jerky the last few days. I have a very fast internet connection so I know the problem must be at your end. Once the current version of the trainer is loaded and running, it runs locally on your machine. Something has to be causing Flash to run slowly on your machine. Note that this will work completely differently in the eventual new version, which will be interacting with the server to provide additional features.
Splitting 4s vs a dealer 5 or 6 is better only when the rules allow double after split. If the actual numbers would help, here they are for a 6-deck S17 DAS game: Splitting 44v6 wins 0. Doubling makes only 0. You mention hitting 13v2, which is not correct. You probably meant hitting 12 against a 2 or a 3 up. Again, just trust basic strategy. With 8,4 vs 2, hitting loses 0.
Standing is quite a bit worse, losing 0. Thanks for the feedback. If you could somehow put it into operation, this portal would be even more awesome than it is now. I like the ease of use. That makes it difficult to not make the same mistake in the future. Also, this form says the email is optional. An explanation of why basic strategy recommends certain plays is on my list of future blog topics, and maybe the new trainer can offer a link to that when it is available.
As for the emails not being optional when leaving a comment, thanks for letting me know! I could never understand this about card counting. If the deck is rich in ten counts and aces…It is said it is too the advantage of the player….. How can it not be advantageous to the dealer if the dealer is drawing cards from the same rich deck?
You are correct in thinking that the dealer is just as likely to get those extra face cards and Aces as you are. But those cards are more valuable for the player for two reasons: If the dealer gets a blackjack, he only wins even money. The dealer therefore busts more often when the deck is rich in face cards. Is this an error in the application or something I myself and missing? I think I see the problem… Ace,6,6,2 is hard 15, not hard Yep, you should hit that against a dealer ten.
Chart I generated on the site says to Surrender or Stand with a dealer 10 but on a 9 or ace it says surrender or hit, I think I ran into this problem on this application and I looked at other strategy resources and they say to hit.
So I guess my question is which one is it? You are referring to this chart: Yet almost all other strategy charts including my own plastic cards! In fact, I wrote a whole article about it a year ago… See 16vT: I found a bug while playing this morning. Split 10s three times. The first hit was a 9 and I stand with a The second hit was an ace and have a 21, but am unable to proceed because the hit and stand buttons are not available.
Thanks for the report. That sounds familiar as a bug. I love the trainer and how helpful it is; is it possible to add a feature explaining when to change from basic strategy? Great site and thanks for all the info! Count-based strategy variations are on my list for consideration in the next version, so it may happen.
Thanks for the feedback! The trainer does allow doubling on soft hands. You likely either chose a limited doubling rule like double 10,11 only, or you were out of funds. Hi Raymond, I notice you are visiting from a mobile device which likely does not support Flash. That did not change with the new website. Perhaps you were previously visiting from a desktop computer instead? If you were previously able to access the trainer from your mobile device, please let me know. But I am unaware of any that support Flash.
By the way, now that the website design is complete, I can get to work creating a new version of the trainer. It consistently deals out high cards straight from the beginning.
Time after time after time, I set it to 2 decks, and I see extremely negative counts, very quickly, and the reason is because lots of high cards come out straight at the beginning. Stranger things that one expects are conceivable can happen by chance. In the School, the lesson at https: Many of it counting cards. This happens nearly every time. Thanks for the input Randy. I am no longer counting on blackjack to make me a million dollars. I play occasionally, but when I play…I play to win.
I think this could be a great second job or play to earn some extra money, but to make a living doing this? Anyways my opinion is that no matter how many decks there are, blackjacks should be dealt 7 times out of every cards in game play. The new display, i. It makes my eyes hurt.
It causes distortions in perception and causes a loss in concentration. Please change back to the green background or anything easier on the eyes. Thank you for the service of the strategy trainer.
On the screen colors, I may experiment with that a bit and see what I can come up with. Can you quantify the change. I have been calculating the winning percentage at Is this about correct for the dealer hits soft option. This seems to offer good odds. Thanks again for the Basic Strategy Charts and your many excellent articles.
That is especially true when using the trainer. Thank you for everything, man. I am on vacation for six months and I have been on your site almost everyday for the past three. I have basic memorized and have started working counting in to my play. Thank you for teaching me these skills through your site. The new format looks great. This is one poor trainer. The house has an unbelievable knack for pulling a Right out of their asses and making a 20 or Almost always beating you by 1.
Perfect work you have done, this web site is really cool with superb info. What type of device are you browsing on? What resolution are you using? I figured it out. These are called floaters and can be removed by adblock plus. It can be adjusted to make the dealer hit on a soft 17 in he options mode. The goal in Blackjack is to beat the Dealer, not to get as close to 21 as you can.
It seems like it teaches people to stay home if they want to win. If you play long enough you will lose. Got my ass absolutely beaten. Thanks for teaching me how to take insurance by the way. I forgot to thank you earlier. The splitting problem has been fixed. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! George hi having same problem as MT spliting pairs like a and 8 only geting one card. Same here, when you split a pair, you do NOT have the opportunity to play the second hand.
Ken, What is the difference between early and late surrender? Ken, I played shoes in blackjack strategy trainer. What would be the result estimated for a real game in this style? Can I expect the same odds of wining on your site vs live action? I recommend you stay away from the casino.
The trainer shuffles randomly, and deals normally. Your winning streak is the result of luck. Hello, I think there is one issue in trainer program. Another bet with the same amount as your original bet is taken out of your balance, and you are dealt one more card. Insurance If the dealer shows an Ace in his initial hand, you are given a chance to insure your bet against him having a Blackjack. If you get Insurance, an amount equal to half your original bet is placed separately on the table. If the dealer does have Blackjack , you are paid 2: This way you do not lose your original bet you get the 2x half your original bet, plus the insurance bet.
If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose your insurance bet. The optimal strategy card for Playtech's 6 Deck Blackjack game is as follows:.
The optimal strategy card is shown as table with the Dealer's up card the first row and player's 2-card combination the second column. The letters tell you what to act Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split depending on the different combinations of dealer's and player's hands. The 6 Deck Blackjack strategy tables for Playtech's rules are shown above for player's hard totals, soft totals, and pairs along with a legend.
Sep 23, Threads: Also, it gives you a variety of counting strategies that work best for your situation and style of game. The game allows you to play as though you were in a casino and you can view your results. I suggest practicing at least 10, hands before you plunk down another chip in a casino. After practicing about K hands you will begin to determine if this game is meant for your personality or not. Regrettably, too many people believe blackjack is an easy way to make money.
Patience, skill, and a healthy bankroll are vital attributes. September 26th, at 6: Careful, I believe the free demo version of CV has the deck stacked!! If memory serves, it's missing some 5's but I have not used it in a long time so maybe it's changed Playing with a stacked deck either in your favor, OR stacked against you! The full version of CV with accurate cards is, of course, well worth purchasing for anyone even half-serious about learning this game. Thus far, I've justed purchased a bunch of decks and poker chips so I play at home.
September 26th, at 7: I only play single deck.