BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT STRATEGY:
A HARE LINE CURVE!
by ‘The Babe’
‘The Babe’ is a Tournament Blackjack winner. As a serious casino player in the 60’s and throughout the 70’s, he specialized at grinding low to mid stakes blackjack action out of Nevada Casinos, while keeping a low profile. During that time, he wrote, copyrighted, and sold his own book, "Beat Blackjack, Simplified". He entered his first tournament in 1981, and has undoubtedly, played in more major Blackjack Tournaments than anybody. He has cashed for more than $600,000, and continues to compete today, with two major titles to his credit this year.
In the October issue of BJI, we explored the 8-8 hand vs. a dealer 10 in blackjack tournament play. In the December issue it was the pair of face cards and the 10 hand vs. dealer 5. Now we will look at some other hands that we might want to use to stray away from basic strategy in our quest for short term success.
If you played many tournament rounds, you have already witnessed players making what would normally be considered ‘crazy plays’, like doubling the hard hands of 12 thru 19. Whenever you make this play the odds are against you. So why would you ever do it? The answer of course is desperation! The only way to win the round, or the best chance to win, forces you to go for a double.
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