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If your strategy is to split tens and resplit up to the usual three times for other specific games, see our Advanced Blackjack Strategy cards.


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Blackjack split tens and not only, require your attention, thoughts and For example, a good blackjack strategy is always to split Aces, as well.


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Splitting Tens vs. Standing Odds. As we explained in our article on Blackjack Split strategy, there are two main situations in which you should split. First one, is​.


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With all that said, Herb, there are moments in which splitting 10s can be a good strategy. In Face-up Blackjack, where all the cards dealt are.


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If the dealer has a 3 thru 6 showing, why not split tens? And this is why I never split tens. So this strategy works for me. Thanks neuroman, I also used "you're" instead of "your".{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} If you're really assuming a 10 will come up, you would have said "2 thru 6", so you obviously recognize that there's more to it than always assuming a 10 will come up. You really have to just trust the people who have computed the odds. Remember Me? Find all posts by RickJay. They would rather correct your play and give you the best chance to, well still lose money, but closer to break even, so you will play more, then loose your shirt from stupid moves and never come back. How high would you split? But there are actually more cards in the deck under 10 than there are 10s. Default vbulletin 3 style made responsive also available in the pack. The math doesn't lie about that either. In the long run you're right And the math may not lie, but neither does the balance statement from my "gambling" account. The rational I've been given is that with a twenty, you have a "made hand" and you shouldn't screw it up. But it kind of goes against the blackjack assumption that every card drawn will have a ten point value. FAQ Calendar. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil straightdope. Same with doubling on a soft something. She kept telling me I was playing wrong. If you play basic strategy, what is the best outcome? Here is acomprehensive explanation. It the dealer has a feeling that you know how to play, then they are more likely to allow it. You can't really rely on common sense when playing blackjack, because it often runs counter to the actual odds. I also wish to leave my entire quite subsantial estate to him when I die, which might now be quite suddenly. If splitting 10's earns you a short term positive chip count, and that puts you over you're 'walk away' amount, then it's paid off. I'll leave that to the experts. The book says not to and I play by the book. Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks. Anyone split 10s? The player calls for a hit and the dealer will tell him he can't have one? But you will never see me playing anything but basic strategy when I'm playing against the house. I like The Wizard of Odds for his extensive coverage of basically every casino game out there and color-coded, easy-to-read strategy charts for blackjack and blackjack variants. Most plays are obvious, so it's mostly things like "do you double soft 17 against a dealer 2? The apoplectic, red-faced woman at the end of the table told me that, so it must be true, right? I got a 10 and an ace and the dealer got She got up and went to a different table. I was tempted to do it again, just so I could see if her head would actually exploded, but the chance didn't come up. This is a point that usually has me disagreeing with most of the members of the board. A lot depends on a persons personal 'cut off'. But you're overlooking the entertainment aspect of the game. Learn what the rules and number of decks are at your favorite casino and then memorize the appropriate chart. What's really funny is when the dealer calls the guy on it. Find all posts by Lok. I have split 10s, in order to tick off a woman at the other end of the table. I love playing it, but am admittedly terrible. If somebody is gambling wrong defined by me as not playing the basic strategy--not in poker, that's a different type of game and I wind up losing money as a result, I'm still gonna keep my goddamn mouth shut. The New Guy. Nobis bonorum patrioque ea qui, eu paulo mediocritatem qui. I don't play a lot of blackjack so this is speculative on my part, but I seem to recall hearing that the average winning hand for a player in blackjack is If you have a 20 then you're above that number. Ok, so reccommend me a good book on Blackjack that discusses these "rules". The dealer is more likely to bust than not. I will split 10's based on what is showing on the table at the time. The strategy for blackjack for any set of rules and amount of decks can be calculated to show how to play any hand that will give the lowest house edge. And the word is spelled "lose. I'm not familiar with the assumption that every card you draw will be a I've watched some tournament blackjack on TV and have seen situations where splitting 10s is the right play, but only because the player needed to get more money out to overtake another player. Don't get me wrong. So I got the 2 tens, looked at her and smiled, then split them. While I'm not a professional player, I can count on one hand the number of times I've walked away with less money than I sat down with. Our newly refreshed styles in , brings the old vb3 to the new level, responsive and modern feel. I can't count cards, it's too complicated for me, but I do look at what is laying on the table. Having done some tournament blackjack, there are indeed times where you need to split 10s or do other non-basic plays to have a chance. You're right, Atrael , in that playing with basic correct blackjack strategy still means your net expectation over time is negative. I seem to recall a hand from a recent televised tourney when a player had no choice but to double for less because he was low on funds no matter what his hand was. It's not really rules, just a strategy chart. I just get up and change tables and secretly hope the guy loses big time. The house still had the edge with basic strategy. They're not smarter than us, just better with a calculator. Now I will admit again that I'm hardly an expert on the state of casino gaming, but since when can a dealer decide what a player will and will not be allowed to do, absent a rules violation? Because you'll take the dealer's bust card! Now, I know probability doesn't fully back up the idea, but the rule of 10 is a staple in blackjack. The point where they will walk away from the table. It comes with 3 colors with or without sidebar, fixed sized or fluid. Purchase Our Style Pack Now. He was dealt a 20, doubled for all his remaining chips and drew an Ace to win. Odds are actually that any given card will not be a Look at your own words - you said "3 thru 6 showing". I think the problem is that people come up with quaint aphorisms like, "6 is the dealer's bust card" or "A deuce is the dealer's ace", which help players to remember certain points of strategy that might seem to defy common sense, but which are really oversimplifications. Under that operating assumption is that the dealer will have 13 thru 16 and draw out a bust, while I will draw a pair of 20s. Populo evertitur ut his, summo errem postea te his. So you really knew the answer to your question before you posted it, didn't you? If you split your 10s then you're looking at avoiding deuces through sevens, twice. Even if you hit well on both hands, if you don't hit up to a 20 then you have two hands that are weaker than your original You're giving the dealer more outs. Actually if you're playing basic strategy, you're just looking to loose slower. Basically, the reason you shouldn't split tens is that you'll win less money that way. Obviously a 10 against a dealer's 6 is a very strong position; however, holding a TWENTY against a six is such an overwhelming position that your expected winnings are better keeping the twenty than splitting 10s, even though in the latter case you double your bets. Sam Stone. And even if you get a low card on your split, with the dealer having a low card, you still are in good shape. I don't. Straight Dope Message Board. Sometimes the dealer will override a players decision of he determines you don't know what you are doing. BTW, if you're counting cards, there may be certain times when you would split 10s - I can't remember. There is an underlying mathematical certainty as to how probably each outcome is, which is undeniable. If someone can get free casino drinks and have a good time while maintaining a house edge of only 0. It's called gambling for a reason ya know.