Blackjack Question
  • Why, may I ask, do you think you are a good blackjack player? If we
    are going to change the subject, lets make it interesting and find out
    what makes us tic in the first place.

    My view: I take the position that if it was invented my man, I can and will understand it and if it's possible to beat the game, I'll do that to.
    It's not about fun with me, unless you can call meeting the challenge
    fun. Maybe that is my definition of fun, but I think that line of reasoning
    applies to the minority, some might argue fools. What say you folks?

    Ray
  • Ray said:
    Why, may I ask, do you think you are a good blackjack player? If we
    are going to change the subject, lets make it interesting and find out
    what makes us tic in the first place.

    My view: I take the position that if it was invented my man, I can and will understand it and if it's possible to beat the game, I'll do that to.
    It's not about fun with me, unless you can call meeting the challenge
    fun. Maybe that is my definition of fun, but I think that line of reasoning
    applies to the minority, some might argue fools. What say you folks?

    Ray


    All of you us are being fed erroneous BJ information about certain things over the years. The most important knowledge we need is HOW TO make money, something no book offers. It is simple to write books giving details of the mathematical probabilities, but you still lack the knowledge of betting to win the most money on the lees number of hands.

    Anyway, what tics me is making money. What tics me is the knowledge in advance of starting any session that casino needs an edge of 17.5% over me just to break even. What tics me is the fact that after a session is over and I figure the action and my edge related to money won, that edge falls in within casino edge of W/L percentage and my +17.5% edge umbrella. It always falls there but I never read about that in any book.

    That is power and that’s why it tics me.
  • Having travelled the road of the pioneers of Blackjack enlightenment over the years, what makes me press on and actually enjoy the game of 21 is the knowledge that I do (statistically) have a fair shot at "beating the odds". Of all the games a casino offers, for the purpose of "trying to beat the odds" 21 and craps offers the best chance. One can also take away the satisfaction that one had some skill to go along with the luck. Especially for 21. Games of chance are of the "new game every spin, or toss, or turn". This is not so for 21, there are multiple rounds of play before the shuffle. A patron of the game of 21 can rely on some math to help figure if player or house has an advantage... and how much to wager in accordance with that knowledge.

    I've found a simple compass that points towards the advantaged side of the table. It was always there, but due to its rudimentary nature, overlooked for the definitive advantage of other methods. Learning how to use it has intrigued me for many years.
  • Ray said:
    It's not about fun with me, unless you can call meeting the challenge fun. Maybe that is my definition of fun, but I think that line of reasoning applies to the minority, some might argue fools. Ray


    In my case, that's exactly right, "Meeting the challenge" is what makes BJ, or anything worth doing. If it were about money, solely, It would be a lot easier, for me, to just work hard and save my money.

    Mike (Minority fool? That hurts, Ray :lol: )
  • Mike- Some would take the "fool" view, but you and I know better
    don't we?
  • Nickels_n_Bullets said:

    I've found a simple compass that points towards the advantaged side of the table. It was always there, but due to its rudimentary nature, overlooked



    ???

    John
  • The Ace-Five Count.
  • Gotcha.

    J

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