Basic Strategy and Insurance

The majority of blackjack players play the smart way. Meaning that they play according to basic strategy. They start out with the chart and in time, either through playing many, many times or from studying it, are able to play without the chard on hard because they know what plays to make and when. Playing … Continue reading Basic Strategy and Insurance

Insurance Not Good for Basic Strategy

Insurance is a much debated play in blackjack. To take it or not? And the school of thought seems to be split pretty evenly, with one side believing that if they have blackjack and they take insurance that they are guaranteed even money, odds aside. What insurance really is, is a side bet on whether … Continue reading Insurance Not Good for Basic Strategy

How to Learn Basic Strategy

Basic strategy is an awesome tool for blackjack players. Playing it perfectly can lower the house edge from 2-5% to 0.5%. But you must play it perfectly for the house edge to come down. Playing perfect basic strategy means playing every single one of your hands according to what the chart says. No deviating no … Continue reading How to Learn Basic Strategy

A Little Something Extra for Your Basic Strategy

Basic strategy is already an awesome skill to have in your blackjack arsenal. But you can add to it, tweek at bit you might say. Let’s look at this situation: you have just been dealt a 16 against a dealer’s 10. Basic strategy dictates that you hit here. And for the most part that’s going … Continue reading A Little Something Extra for Your Basic Strategy

Perfect Basic Strategy

Does such a thing exist? Yes, in fact it does. So why haven’t casinos banned this too? Simple. People can’t seem to play it right or stick with it. It’s true. I don’t know how often I hear about how there is no way to beat casinos. That there’s nothing that can be done about … Continue reading Perfect Basic Strategy

Blackjack Fallacy! Or Why Card Counting is Not Already a Part of Basic Strategy

After finishing up, for now, the ‘What’s Real and Imaginary in Blackjack’ series, I was going to focus on some other blackjack related aspect. However. That was before I came across this “strategy” that just dropped my jaw. I can hear you asking, then why not make a sixth Real or Imaginary entry? Easy. Because … Continue reading Blackjack Fallacy! Or Why Card Counting is Not Already a Part of Basic Strategy

Basics for Blackjack Strategy

Between the news, the blackjack apps and my thoughts on blackjack misconceptions, I have been rather neglectful of blackjack strategy. And we cannot have that now can we? I figured the best way to jump back into blackjack strategy was to look at the basics again. Even experienced blackjack players should go back and look … Continue reading Basics for Blackjack Strategy