in this last picture the players have accrued a
1/2% advantage on the next blind hand coming up
rather than the usual 1l2% disadvantage. If you're
already there, stay and increase your bets. If you're
scouting this table from behind, get in there and
Whether you're winning or losing has nothing to
do with it. When the shoe (or deck) contains extra
high cards, there are going to be more bonus-paying
Online Blackjack Gamess, more 10's on your double
downs and the dealer will have a tougher time filling
in her mandatory draws. This is the edge you came
to find. Low card layouts are your queue to move
Just how low of a layout do you need? With six decks
in play, if the board contains eight more babies
than 10's, you'll have a 1/4% edge on that shoe.
Anything less isn't worth risking extra money on.
Here's a picture of what a "+8 baby" layout
This board has ten babies, only two 10'.s and four
"others" (the "others" don't
matter in your board analysis). It typifies the
minimum "baby blitz" you'll be looking
for. The following chart will give you insight as
to how your disadvantage evaporates as more babies
are played out of a six deck shoe.
6 Deck Shoe
Board is Plaver has a
even 1/2% disadvantage
+6 babies dead even game
+8 babies 1/4% edge
+11 babies 1/2% edge
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Blunts Scissors and Aggressive Players Cut the Passive
you notice that a player has gone into a holding pattern,
refusing to play a hand until someone has been knocked
out, you can take advantage of the situation by raising
this player's blind with any two cards.
Your hand doesn't matter because your cautious opponent
isn't going to play with you until or unless he picks
up a big hand and that just doesn't happen very often.
The odds against getting dealt pocket aces, kings,
queens, or jacks-any of the four hands-are 55-1 against,
and as you see in the table, the odds against hitting
any single one of these hands are much higher.