All of these sources agree. The current Strategy Trainer works just fine in this regard. Something has to be causing Flash to run slowly on your machine. Part 3 — Player Choices. Your trainer is the best out there that I have been using these past 30 years. The Game is very Good. Can you quantify the change.
Do not change rules mid-hand. If you do, the change will not take effect until the next hand. The deck s is are shuffled after every hand. If you find any bugs, please contact me. A screenshot would be appreciated if you claim the game is misplaying a hand. I get a lot of incorrect reports that the advice given is incorrect. This usually can be explained by the user not using the correct basic strategy for the rules selected. I have also had many comments about the advice on a player 16, composed of 3 or more cards, against a As a rule of thumb, the player should stand in that situation.
However, that is a basic strategy exception. The game only knows basic strategy. Also, please note that it is a standard blackjack rule that split aces get one card each. If one of them is a ten, it is not a blackjack, it is just 21 points. That is how blackjack is usually played. We constantly maintain a database of all the casino bonuses from the hundreds of online casinos we have reviewed , and we note which bonuses allow blackjack to count towards the wagering requirements. Single deck, S17, DAS, 15 vs According to your B.
What it the correct play? Does the discrepancy have to do with hand composition? The correct strategy is hit. I checked the source for the trainer, and it does appear this is a bug. In 2 or more decks S17 LS, you should surrender 15vT. In 1 deck S17 LS, you should hit. The trainer is inaccurate, only in the one deck version. Thanks for pointing this out. Another option which might be nice for the next version: Those questions are going to depend on your edge and how willing you are to play with an advantage for these long periods.
See my other reply for advice on software or books to answer those questions. Your advantage is going to heavily depend on your bet spread, and the bet ramp. CVData software , to accurately sim any game and counting system, or the book Blackjack Attack for a ton of pre-figured stats on many games. Something I noticed is that the dealer will still hit even if their first two cards have a greater total than mine and its under No sane dealer in real life would hit when they already have a total greater than yours, right?
The dealer must follow the strict rules on hitting, and cannot choose to stand on a stiff total just because he would beat you. For more, see Blackjack Rules. Thanks for the BJ game. The black letters on the green are a little hard for me to see. Hi, can i use the basic srategy playing rng bj like the one playtech offer in many different online casino, will it have the same effect as playing live casino?
How about an option to turn off the card total display? I have a LONG way to go yet. It would be stellar if the trainer could be configured to only deal the most difficult combinations for the player. The strategy engine on hitorsplit. I was wondering what should a player do if he lost the count of the cards dealt and does the count have to always be exact?
The count does not have to be exact, but there are a few really dangerous mistakes you can make. If for example, you flip the sign, turning a negative count into a positive count, that would make you bet bigger money into bad situations. Obviously an expensive mistake. If you truly lose all track of where the count is, just flat-bet the minimum until the shuffle.
Thank you very much I was also wondering should a player enter the deck just as it has been shuffled and if not how should a player determine a count when there is only half of the deck to start with? You can start any time during the shuffle. Just think of the cards already in the discard tray as being behind the cut card instead. But everything works just the same. I was also wondering how should a player go about betting when counting say the minimum bet is 2 and the maximum 10 with the bankroll of at what count would you advise to increase bets from the minimum?
Doubling down gives a chance to double the amount of your bet after seeing your first two cards. You mentioned a hand with a total of 10 in the first two cards. For a full explanation of doubling, see Blackjack Rules: Part 3 — Player Choices. A new question regarding Lucky Lucky. I tried searching it up and apparently the Lucky Lucky LL bet is a profitable game when card counting is taken into consideration apparently 2 deck is best for it.
If you are expecting a bunch of face cards to peel off, or blackjacks and the dealer has a 10, you can still win those bets fairly often. Hello Again, I recently finished my first month of card counting adventures. There have been times where I have bet 20 units and lost 80 units from splits and dd.
With your experience, what do you think a general estimated or spread would make hourly in betting units? Hello thanks for previous answers, new question! I have a relatively small bankroll and comps and match plays really make a huge impact on my future game have not frequented many times yet , but wanted to clarify some thoughts.
Match plays offer a huge boost for low limit players. In fact the edge from coupons will often dwarf the rest of your advantage.
Knowing that the probability of the next card being a 10 and more often busting than improving you, should you stand and pray the dealer has 6 or less and take that 10? Or do you always hit since too many cards improve you and refer to basic strategy? Just always hit 12, 13, and 14 vs Ten. For 12vT and 13vT, the count basically never gets high enough to stand.
With 14vT, the appropriate Hi-Lo index would be very high. Stand at 0 or higher. My Advanced cards have very precise indexes for 6 different sets of rules.
Just started playing and want to get really good at black jack can u install a cheat such as best times to stay or hit? So it becomes instinct after playing a few hundred hands.
I assume you mean you would like a feature optional of course that shows you the correct play before you make the decision. The trainer already corrects you on mistakes, but I can see how some people may like an option to just see the best play beforehand. Sort of like learning with flashcards. Sounds reasonable for the new version. I like it like it is.
If you add the flashcard type version I hope you would make it an option like choosing how many decks, etc. If it were permanent I think I would think less before hitting, standing, or doubling down. Can you make an option to get rid of the count? Adding them in my head helps me train. Overall this is my favorite trainer so far. No firm timeframe yet for the new version, but I know it is months away still.
Hey Ken, its Brutus from the old forums. I never tried to play the game with the screen looking like it does. I just thought it looked so much different. I called my son and had him bring up the game, while Im talking to him I hit the play button, it delt the cards. Stupid me , but I like the old screen better. I cant figure how to get rid of that stuff on the right and bring the game over. I would first check to see if your system can run at a higher resolution.
At some point, the sidebar will reposition to below the game. Let me know if either of these ideas works. Another thing to try is the Italian link to the game. Can you describe what you see instead of what you expect?
Do you have Flash player installed and running in your browser? You can test that, and see your Flash version number here: I really appreciate the Android app. I asked several months ago when an app for my Samsung tablet would be available. You promised it was in the works. Thanks for following through.
I misunderstood the app link — I thought it was you. I retract all my kudos and return to waiting mode. Got a couple of questions about strategy in such a situation;. Appreciate your help and any rationale you can provide for choices in these situations given the conditions of the table at which I shall be trying my luck.
You can get a complete strategy chart for this exact game here: To answer your questions: The answers to 2 and 4 would change with peek, right? And I do understand how vulnerable all players are with European style no peek. Answers 2 and 4 change with peek. It can be confusing! The next version of the trainer will make more information available about the rule choices. I think there are some flaws in your basic strategy regarding early surrender. The game recommended I surrender with 12 vs a dealer ace.
It also recommended I surrender with a 7 vs an ace. To learn more, see my article Blackjack Surrender Explained. The game has been slow and jerky the last few days. I have a very fast internet connection so I know the problem must be at your end. Once the current version of the trainer is loaded and running, it runs locally on your machine. Something has to be causing Flash to run slowly on your machine. Note that this will work completely differently in the eventual new version, which will be interacting with the server to provide additional features.
Splitting 4s vs a dealer 5 or 6 is better only when the rules allow double after split. If the actual numbers would help, here they are for a 6-deck S17 DAS game: Splitting 44v6 wins 0. Doubling makes only 0. You mention hitting 13v2, which is not correct. You probably meant hitting 12 against a 2 or a 3 up. Again, just trust basic strategy. With 8,4 vs 2, hitting loses 0. Standing is quite a bit worse, losing 0. Thanks for the feedback. If you could somehow put it into operation, this portal would be even more awesome than it is now.
I like the ease of use. That makes it difficult to not make the same mistake in the future. Also, this form says the email is optional. An explanation of why basic strategy recommends certain plays is on my list of future blog topics, and maybe the new trainer can offer a link to that when it is available. As for the emails not being optional when leaving a comment, thanks for letting me know! I could never understand this about card counting. If the deck is rich in ten counts and aces…It is said it is too the advantage of the player…..
How can it not be advantageous to the dealer if the dealer is drawing cards from the same rich deck? You are correct in thinking that the dealer is just as likely to get those extra face cards and Aces as you are.
But those cards are more valuable for the player for two reasons: If the dealer gets a blackjack, he only wins even money. The dealer therefore busts more often when the deck is rich in face cards. Is this an error in the application or something I myself and missing? I think I see the problem… Ace,6,6,2 is hard 15, not hard Yep, you should hit that against a dealer ten.
Chart I generated on the site says to Surrender or Stand with a dealer 10 but on a 9 or ace it says surrender or hit, I think I ran into this problem on this application and I looked at other strategy resources and they say to hit. So I guess my question is which one is it? You are referring to this chart: Yet almost all other strategy charts including my own plastic cards!
In fact, I wrote a whole article about it a year ago… See 16vT: I found a bug while playing this morning. Split 10s three times. The first hit was a 9 and I stand with a The second hit was an ace and have a 21, but am unable to proceed because the hit and stand buttons are not available.
Thanks for the report. That sounds familiar as a bug. I love the trainer and how helpful it is; is it possible to add a feature explaining when to change from basic strategy? Great site and thanks for all the info!
Count-based strategy variations are on my list for consideration in the next version, so it may happen. Thanks for the feedback!
The trainer does allow doubling on soft hands. You likely either chose a limited doubling rule like double 10,11 only, or you were out of funds.
Hi Raymond, I notice you are visiting from a mobile device which likely does not support Flash. That did not change with the new website. Perhaps you were previously visiting from a desktop computer instead? If you were previously able to access the trainer from your mobile device, please let me know.
But I am unaware of any that support Flash. By the way, now that the website design is complete, I can get to work creating a new version of the trainer. It consistently deals out high cards straight from the beginning.
Time after time after time, I set it to 2 decks, and I see extremely negative counts, very quickly, and the reason is because lots of high cards come out straight at the beginning. Stranger things that one expects are conceivable can happen by chance. In the School, the lesson at https: Many of it counting cards. This happens nearly every time. Thanks for the input Randy. I am no longer counting on blackjack to make me a million dollars.
I play occasionally, but when I play…I play to win. I think this could be a great second job or play to earn some extra money, but to make a living doing this? Anyways my opinion is that no matter how many decks there are, blackjacks should be dealt 7 times out of every cards in game play. The new display, i. It makes my eyes hurt. It causes distortions in perception and causes a loss in concentration. Please change back to the green background or anything easier on the eyes.
Thank you for the service of the strategy trainer. On the screen colors, I may experiment with that a bit and see what I can come up with. Can you quantify the change. I have been calculating the winning percentage at Is this about correct for the dealer hits soft option. This seems to offer good odds. Thanks again for the Basic Strategy Charts and your many excellent articles. That is especially true when using the trainer. Thank you for everything, man.
I am on vacation for six months and I have been on your site almost everyday for the past three. I have basic memorized and have started working counting in to my play. Thank you for teaching me these skills through your site.
The new format looks great. This is one poor trainer. The house has an unbelievable knack for pulling a Right out of their asses and making a 20 or Almost always beating you by 1. Perfect work you have done, this web site is really cool with superb info. What type of device are you browsing on? What resolution are you using? I figured it out.
These are called floaters and can be removed by adblock plus. It can be adjusted to make the dealer hit on a soft 17 in he options mode. The goal in Blackjack is to beat the Dealer, not to get as close to 21 as you can.
It seems like it teaches people to stay home if they want to win. If you play long enough you will lose. Got my ass absolutely beaten. Thanks for teaching me how to take insurance by the way. I forgot to thank you earlier.
The splitting problem has been fixed. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! George hi having same problem as MT spliting pairs like a and 8 only geting one card. Same here, when you split a pair, you do NOT have the opportunity to play the second hand. Ken, What is the difference between early and late surrender? Ken, I played shoes in blackjack strategy trainer. What would be the result estimated for a real game in this style?
Can I expect the same odds of wining on your site vs live action? I recommend you stay away from the casino. The trainer shuffles randomly, and deals normally.
Your winning streak is the result of luck. Hello, I think there is one issue in trainer program. Thanks for ALL of the free information and training aids! Can I play more than one box in casino Verite or is just one box allowed to play? Ken, Will improve the question. Which table I sit? That betting should I do? Should I worry about the commission? Ken, I found the following game: The Game is very Good.
Hello Again, I stumbled across this hand index recently on a 8 deck shoe with good rules when am I supposed to double down on a hard 12 against 5 and 6. Thank you for your quick response, follow up question! Making the hand total display optional is planned for the next version. Play all of them you can. Making the hand value display optional is on the feature list of the new version.
Thanks for letting me know!