To
take the value of a cardcounting system further,
we need to know exactly how much each card is worth.
To determine this, we simulate a benchmark singledeck
game using the basic strategy. We come up with an
expectation of 0.02%.
We then
simulate the same basic strategy in a singledeck
game that has one card removed, for example a 2, and
note the resulting expectation of +0.38%. Comparing
the expectation of the two games gives us a measure
of how valuable the 2 is. For this particular example,
we find that removing the 2 is "worth" 0.40%
to us.
We then
repeat the process for each other card rank. In so
doing, we can construct a table of the relative values
of each card. (All values are changes in the expectation
for the benchmark singledeck Online Blackjack Games
game, assuming we are playing by the fixed generic
basic strategy)
The table
below gives the change in player's expectation that
arises from removing a card of a certain denomination.
For example, if we remove just one 5 from a single
deck, the change in player's expectation is +0.67%.
For our benchmark singledeck game (with an initial
expectation of0.02%), the "new," expectation,
after removing the 5, is now +0.65%. On the other
hand, removing a single ace changes the expectation
by 0.59%.

If
your bet an the river goes uncalled, you should usually
keep your hand a mystery. Why? You risk losing valuable
"curiosity calls" if you routinely show
uncalled hands. Most players hate the idea of being
bluffed out of a pot and even if they think they're
beaten, may call a bet on the end, just so they know
for sure. If you get a reputation for showing your
cards when you don't have to, players won't throw
this practically hopeless money into your pots! 