WHEN TO THROW BASIC STRATEGY
OUT THE WINDOW IN TOURNAMENT PLAY
By Rick Jensen
Rick Jensen is over a 21 year veteran of blackjack tournaments and a WSOB II finalist. Rick also owns and operates his own casino and tournament company in Texas. Rick currently is hosting his own Blackjack tournament cruises, (which have received rave reviews from all players who attended) as well as the first person to ever host online satellites for blackjack tournaments. His Sunday blackjack cruise tournaments are held twice a month at www.Global-Player.com. You can contact Rick at email@example.com
I see more players throwing away leads in tournaments because they get a great double down or split opportunity. Did they ever stop and think that maybe there might be a better play beside the one dictated by basic strategy?
Think about football; does the team that is leading go for more points when they can just run out the clock? No, and, why? Because they donít need to score more points to win the game. Similarly, why risk your lead in a blackjack tournament when you donít have to?
Think about these analogies in basketball and hockey. Basketball players will foul their opponents to stop the clock or hockey coaches will pull their goalie when they are behind. They do what they have to do to try and win the game. Itís the same in a blackjack tournament.
Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself during your next blackjack tournament.
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