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 Posted by gehrig on 17 November 2003, at 10:29 a.m., in response to Basic Strategy, posted by Jimmy S on 17 November 2003, at 8:51 a.m.



a few of the "authorities". the issue of hit/stand with a three or more card 16 reduces to the "count". obviously multiple card hands consisting of "small" cards would affect the count, thus affecting the playing decision on those "neutral" hands... 16 vs 10, 13 vs 2, 12 vs 3, as examples.


excepting in extremely rare instances, basic strategy play alone, is a negative expectation game. learn a simple count to gain at least a small edge.


as to basic strategy charts, i like those generated by richard reid at


the webhost of this site has published a few books as well, possibly now out of print.



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