take the value of a card-counting system further,
we need to know exactly how much each card is worth.
To determine this, we simulate a benchmark single-deck
game using the basic strategy. We come up with an
expectation of -0.02%.
simulate the same basic strategy in a single-deck
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%
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 single-deck Online Blackjack Games
game, assuming we are playing by the fixed generic
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 single-deck game (with an initial
expectation of-0.02%), the "new," expectation,
after removing the 5, is now +0.65%. On the other
hand, removing a single ace changes the expectation
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!