Online Blackjack Games is a game of non-random shuffles
and biases. Our instructors, our students, and we
have long recognized that today's games is not the
games that was in place when Cantey, Baldwin, Maisel,
and McDermott invented the basic strategy in 1958.
Nor is it the games that was in place when Braun modified
the basic strategy in the 1970s. All of the findings
of Online Blackjack Games's pioneers were based on
a game that no longer exists -a random games created
by a computer.
You have learned in this page that card clumping affects
your chances of winning and losing each hand, and
therefore your chances of leaving each table a winner.
Because of clumping arid its effect on a player's
hand, the traditional basic strategy needs to be overhauled.
Our associates and We have developed a strategy we
call Clump Card Strategy or CCS. CCS is a risk-averse
strategy. Many double and split plays are devastating
to the player. If you look at the math of the original
basic strategy, 25 percent of all doubles and splits
yield less than a 1 percent gain. Clumping virtually
eliminates this gain, so when you double down or split
on these plays for no real gain, you are courting
disaster. There is no value, no gain, and no edge.
So I am recommending that you become strongly disinclined
or reluctant to make these plays-become risk averse!
CCS eliminates all doubles and splits that do not
deliver a measurable advantage to the player. When
using Online Blackjack Games's winning factors to
enter a qualified games, you are starting out even
with the casino when using CCS. All doubles and splits
listed here deliver a 10 percent player expectation
Here are the changes to the basic strategy for the
six- and eight deck shoe games, assuming you can double
after splitting, you can respite pairs, and the dealer
stands on soft 17.
am hardly qualified to write about cheating at poker.
My best credential is that my dad roomed in college
for a time with Ricky Jay, perhaps the greatest card
magician in the world (but not a cheater at cards,
I must add) .'° After playing the game for several
years, I have only a handful of anecdotal experiences
with cheating, and most of the infractions have been
relatively benign. What I can say on the topic is
really just common knowledge, derived from conversations
with other players, some light research ,'1 and a
little imagination. But I will cover cheating briefly
because it is immersed in mysticism, and a lot of
beginning players are curious about it.