|Posted: December 28, 2005, 6:24 am - IP Logged|
Last night I decided on a whim to set up the Bearwear animated blackjack game to run all the time testing game strategies.
As of the moment, after 2938 hands the player set to split 10s against a 5, or 6, hit Aces against a dealer 10, split them otherwise, hit 12s against dealer 2 or 3, double them against a dealer 5 or 6, double soft 18s against a dealer 5 or 6, and stand on 8 pairs unless the dealer has an 8 or lower,
has won 8 hands more than he's lost.
The most conventional strategy player has lost more than 100 hands more than he's won.
Second best is a player using the same strategy as number 1, but not splitting 10s. That one's lost roughly 75 more hands than he's won.
I'm going to let this run through a million or so hands and tweak it now and then before I reach any conclusions, but at the moment I'm going to do my table playing by that strategy.
Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.
It's about number behavior.
Egos don't count.
Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser