Corious And Pathologies

The following table compares (in %) the effect of removal on basic strategy favorability with the player's advantage when the corresponding card is shown by the dealer. Thus an intuitive understanding of the magnitude and direction of the effects is not easy to come by. The last line tabulates the player's expectation as a function of his own initial card and suggests a partial explanation of the "contradiction", although the question of why the player's first card should be more important than the dealer's is left open.

An intriguing resolution can be provided by the definition of three simple variables and a single linear equation which enables us to account for the basic strategy favorability not in terms of what cards are in the deck, but rather, in terms of what the cards in the deck do. Let Xl be the number of stiff totals (12-16) which will be made good by the particular denomination considered and X2 be the number of stiff totals the card will bust. Finally, to mirror a card's importance in making up a Online Blackjack Games, define an artificial variable X3 to be equal to one for a Ten, four for an Ace, and zero otherwise. The following equation enables prediction of the ultimate strategy effects with a multiple correlation of .996.

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Why Else Might You Leave a Game?

Your own common sense can tell you when job or family responsibilities should send you home for the night. Outside of those important considerations, most of the leave or stay factors come not from you, but from those around you.

A financially motivated player whose own game doesn't deteriorate makes his leave-or-stay decision based on how good the game is. If the opposition (or at least some significant percentage of it) is weak, or if one player is on tilt enough to be throwing a party for everyone else, you stay because the prospects for winning more are good.