Playing Twenty-one — to Win


If you like the fulfillment and adventure of an excellent card game and the excitement of winning and making some cash with the odds in your favour, wagering on vingt-et-un is for you.

So, how do you beat the croupier?

Quite simply when betting on chemin de fer you are observing the odds and chances of the cards in relation to:

1. What your hand is

2. What cards can be dealt from the deck

When playing twenty-one there is mathematically a better way to play each hand and this is referred to as basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you anticipate the odds of cards being dealt from the deck, then you can increase your wager size when the odds are in your favor and decrease them when the edge is not.

You are only going to win under half the hands you wager on, so it is important that you adjust bet size when the odds are in your favor.

To do this when gambling on 21 you have to use basic strategy and card counting to succeed.

fundamental strategy and card counting

Since mathematicians and scientists have been studying vingt-et-un all kinds of complex systems have arisen, including but not limited to "card counting" but even though the idea is complex card counting is actually very easy when you bet on 21.

If when playing blackjack you card count effectively (even if the game uses more than one deck), you can shift the odds to your favour.

Vingt-et-un Basic Strategy

Chemin de fer basic strategy is centralized around an uncomplicated plan of how you wager depending upon the hand you are dealt and is mathematically the strongest hand to play without card counting. It informs you when playing blackjack when you need to take another card or stand.

It is very easy to do and is soon committed to memory and up until then you can find free guides on the internet

Using it when you wager on chemin de fer will bring down the casino’s odds advantage to near to zero.

Card counting tilting the edge in your favor

Card counting works and players use a card counting scheme achieve an edge over the casino.

The reason this is simple.

Low cards favour the dealer in 21 and high cards favour the gambler.

Low cards favor the dealer because they help them acquire winning totals on her hands when he is stiff (has a 12, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, or 16 total on his first two cards).

In casino chemin de fer, you can hold on your stiffs if you choose to, but the casino can’t.

The house has no decision to make, but you do and this is your advantage. The rules of betting on twenty-one require that croupiers hit stiffs no matter how rich the shoe is in high cards that will break him.

The high cards favour the player because they may break the house when she hits his stiffs and also because both tens and Aces mean blackjacks.

Although blackjacks are, equally distributed between the croupier and the gambler, the fact is that the player gets paid more (3:2) when he gets a blackjack so the player has an edge.

You don’t have to tally the data of each of the individual card in order to know when you have an edge over the casino.

You only need to know at what point the deck is flush or depleted in high cards and you can jump your wager when the odds are in your favor.

This is a simple commentary of how card-counting systems work, but gives you an insight into why the rationale works.

When playing vingt-et-un over an extended time card counting will help in tilting the odds in your favour by approx 2%.

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