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Last Question - for this week!

Posted by New Counter on 26 July 2001, at 8:18 p.m.

I have now read 5 books on the game. All of them say that a pair of 8s should ALWAYS be split regardless of what the dealer is showing.

This is counterintuitive to me. It seems that splitting 8s against a dealer 10 or Ace is tantamount to making two losing hands out of one.

Can someone clarify if I should ALWAYS split 8s and if so, why?

I understand that the answer might lay in the possibility of coming up with a double down hand, but this seems an awful longshot against the dealer 10 or Ace.

Thanks again.


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