Dealer Ace
  • I recently started doubling on 10 or 11 v. dealer ace (no BJ)
    This is contrary to BS but has been working great since I
    started using it.

    Any Comments?
  • Its contrary to BS so if its working for you then consider yourself lucky at this point, but in the future you should resist the urge because it will come back to burn you over time.

    If you're a card counter there would be certain index numbers where doubling against 10 or Ace would be the correct play (when the deck is rich in 10's and Aces), but if you're not counting you won't recognize these situations and your better play is simply to follow basic strategy.
  • Tondi, Do you play any games that call for dealer H17? If so, BS does dictate double down 11 vs. dealer A.
  • PJ said:
    Tondi, Do you play any games that call for dealer H17? If so, BS does dictate double down 11 vs. dealer A.


    ...And also on single & double deck S17 :wink:
  • tondi: If you're playing a 6 deck game where dealer stands on any 17, your decision to double-down 11 against dealer Ace will cost you 24 bets per 1,000 hands played (long-run), compared to just hitting the hand.
  • tondi

    Except a few instances when counting cards you should never double 10 v dealer A. Should doulble 10 v A when dealer hits soft 17.

    Charles
  • Tondi

    Ment double 11 v dealer A only when dealer hits soft 17. When not counting never double 10 v A.

    Charles
  • Actually, doubling 11 vs. Ace should be done just by reading the board and it is the correct move to DOUBLE when there are at least 6 or more babies (2-5) than 10's in a multi-deck, S17 game. Then, and only then is it proper to double your 11 vs. Ace even though sometimes you wish you did after getting dealt a FACE!!

    This will only happen 1 out of 355 hands though.

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