Blackjack

How playing Blackjack prepared me for Hearthstone

I played the game of blackjack somewhat competitively for many years. Recently I have started to play Hearthstone. How did playing blackjack prepare me to play Hearthstone somewhat successfully? This post will attempt to answer this question. Imperfect Information Playing blackjack effectively is an exercise in imperfect information. You never know what the dealer's hole …

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Blackjack Basic Strategy – Late Surrender

If you are playing at a blackjack table where late surrender is allowed, you should take advantage of the late surrender rule by slightly changing the blackjack basic strategy rules for when to stand on hard hands. Late surrender allows you to surrender your hand and lose half your bet only after the dealer checks for …

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Blackjack Basic Strategy – Double After Split

If double after split (DAS) is available, you should split pairs more often to take advantage of this rule. Here are updated rules for pair splitting when double after split is available. 7 blackjack basic strategy rules for pair splitting (DAS allowed): Always SPLIT A's and 8's NEVER split 5's or T's SPLIT 2's and …

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