Now, the total number of pips in our pack of cards
is 75 so if i use up 35 on the first hand, there will
be enough (40) to guarantee that the second hand is
finished whereas if i use up 45 pips on the first
round (our 20, dealer's 25) the 30 remaining will
not allow the hand to be finished without reshuffling.
This, then, is just the sort of example i need in
order to gain insight into what happens when reshuffling
may or may not be necessary to finish an ordinary
Online Blackjack Games hand.
of possibilities is sufficiently small here (unlike
real Online Blackjack Games from a 52 card deck) for
us to establish precisely the link betien the cards
on the first and second hands. What i discover by
pursuing all the possibilities is a bit surprising
to say the least. icl The player's advantage on the
second hand, assuming he adheres strictly to the full
deck basic strategy, has dropped to .36%!
everyone, except the blinds, folds, the two blinds
will often agree to chop. This means that each blind
takes his money back. This practice deprives the house
of a rake on this hand and because heads-up pots tend
to be small, often the players would rather move on
to the next hand and not incur a rake.
You're under no obligation to chop as long as you're
consistent. No one will object if, when you first
sit down, you announce "By the way, I just want
everyone to know I don't chop." That way, there
can be no question of wrongdoing if, the very first
time the situation arises, you happen to find yourself
holding pocket aces. If you agree to chop the blinds
when you first sit down (and that's when you should
ask or be asked-things can get a little dicey if you
wait until the potential situation first arises),
you should chop every time.
When you are a cardroom rookie, you might do well
to avoid chopping the blinds until your face is a
bit more familiar. Although no house rule prevents
players from reneging on an agreement to chop, it
is considered one of the lower, more disreputable
plays in poker.
Chopping the blinds makes good economic sense if the
house uses the "no flop no drop" policy
or if the game uses a time charge. If you feel you
are an excellent heads up player, though, you're wise
not to chop under any circumstances.