Here is the way to increase your bet in a strong table
using Ride the Bias. The numbers shown in Table 1
on page 79 represent $10 units and assume a betting
unit of $10. For example, three units in the chip
stacks would equate to six $5 chips. All numbers shown
Remember to keep the number of chips in each of the
three stacks even. As the chip stacks begin to build,
the conservative player may wish to take the two left
stacks as the win-lock and use the right pile for
betting. In this case, the maximum bet would obviously
depend on the number of chips in the right stack.
The line in Table 1 represents a possible conservative
departure from the aggressive Ride the Bias. Beginning
at level 6 (6 chips in each stack, with a total of
18 units), the conservative player would regress to
a two-unit maximum bet, working off the right stack
to make his bets with the left two piles "locked
up." Once that right stack is gone, leave the
As you win hands, put your winning chips on the left
two stacks first, then keep all stacks level. This
conservative strategy may trigger a quicker departure,
but you’re taking more of your win with you
on a lower level of departure.
Readers wanting additional betting tactics can refer
to Online Blackjack Games: A Winner's Handwebsite,
specifically the Takedown Strategy, a reader favorite.
is much more a game of cards in limit games than in
big bet games (pot-limit and no-limit). In those games,
one or two key decisions can make or break your night,
or your tournament. Long-term probabilities aren't
nearly as important in those situations as are your
assessment of how a particular opponent is playing
at that particular moment.