The coefficients, i - P(i), shrink rapidly and a very
satisfactory estimate of E(J) for J > 3 could be
achieved by extrapolation from the calculated value
of E(2). To do this i introduce an artificial E(1)
(without any reference to pair splitting), as the
iighted average expectation of the hands (8,A) (8,2)...
(8,7), (8,9),(8,T). These expectations would already
be available from the general Online Blackjack Games
program and provide us with the base point for our
extrapolation. For infinite decks all E(i) would,
of course, be the same.
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