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Count Strategy <> Deck Count
Posted: 12 January 2009 03:49 AM   [ Ignore ]
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It would seem (at least to me), that no matter how many decks are shuffled togather, because you still have the same proportion of high cards, low and middle cards, you would still have the exact same odds with a one deck or one thousand deck shoe. Thats how it seems. Of course, reality does not work that way, and we know that, the more decks shuffled togather, the better for the house. OK, I understand that.

I have seen discussions how, most stratagies are fairly close to each other, only slight differance.
My question is, are these test across the board, or tested on, say, computer generated single deck games, then tried live with double deck games?

That is, lets say you play mostly double deck games, I play 6 deck. AC uses 8 deck. Is one strategy better for one of these then the other, or is a good strategy a good strategy no matter how many deck you play against?

(I know how running count/true count conversions also work.)

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Posted: 12 January 2009 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I think once you’re using 4 or more decks that the strategies are all fairly equal on how likely you are to succeed. With less than four decks, you may want to use a different strategy. Of course, for beginners the basic strategy goes for any number of decks in the shoe!

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Posted: 12 January 2009 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for your suggestion but most of the intermediate or expert players suggest using same techniques for games upto 6 decks. For games with 8 decks you need to have different techniques.

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Posted: 13 January 2009 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yeah! mostly upto 6 decks you can you same conventional strategies but once you are playing with 8 decks or more (which seldom happens) you need to have different set of strategy or you will be screwed up.

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Posted: 13 January 2009 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Well I have never played anything more than 6 decks. Not even in my dreams. So can’t really comment like the above posters but I think it would be pretty interesting to play with 8 decks or 10 decks for that matter.

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Posted: 15 January 2009 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I agree with you that probability wise the number of packs doesnt make a difference but it just makes counting harder.

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Posted: 16 January 2009 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Well most of the members are suggesting that upto 6 decks generally you can use the standard BJ strategies but from there onwards you need to formulate your own strategies. Great, I have never played on more than 6 decks, but I would definitely try once.

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Posted: 17 January 2009 08:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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wow its really exciting to know that people play with 8 and more decks too! I have never played with anything more than 6 decks so can’t really tell the difference but yes all the strategies are the same upto 6 decks.

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