should memorize one of the high-low strategy tables,
and be able to recall any number in a few seconds.
Memorization is the important part. You have plenty
of time to think at the casinos; polite dealers will
not rush you. You don't have to know each number precisely
-being off by 1 won't affect your win rate. If you
only have a hazy idea of when to surrender or split
or double down or hit, you are probably a gambler
rather than an investor. You cannot win consistently
- if at all - on intuition alone. If you know what
to do but refuse to do it, you are a gambler for certain.
Before each foray into casino country, you should
sit down with a blank paper and a pen and recreate
the appropriate strategy table. If you make any big
errors or are uncertain of any decisions, study the
table for a while and then put it aside and try again
to duplicate it from memory. You are not fully armed
until you can reproduce it swiftly confidently, and
After you have
learned to count, have memorized the playing strategy,
and have practiced until you can make correct decisions
quickly, you are ready to take on the casinos.
This page has
presented multiple-deck playing strategy, but at some
casinos Online Blackjack Games is dealt with one deck.
Multiple-deck decision numbers are only slightly different
from single-deck decision numbers. You will win almost
as much by using multiple-deck decision numbers with
one deck as you will win by using one-deck decision
numbers with one deck. With freshly shuffled cards,
the casino has a larger advantage as the number of
with poker for our example, the number of skills required
for greatness might be 50 or it might be 500, depending
on how narrowly we want to define "skills."
Let's define the term narrowly and say that there
are exactly 500 different skills available to master
take two local club players, each of whom is pretty
good-not duffers but no threat to win the World Series
of Poker, either. Let's further say that these "advanced
intermediate" players have attained that status
because they have each mastered 300 of the 500 necessary