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Playing Chemin de fer — to Win

If you like the thrill and excitement of a perfect card game and the elation of winning and earning some money with the odds in your favour, gambling on 21 is for you.

So, how can you beat the house?

Quite simply when playing twenty-one you are studying the odds and chances of the cards in regard to:

1. What your hand is

2. What cards can be dealt from the shoe

When wagering on blackjack there is mathematically a best way to play each hand and this is referred to as basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you calculate the chances of cards coming out of the deck, then you are able to increase your action size when the edge is in your favor and decrease them when the edge is not.

You’re only going to win under half the hands you play, so it is important that you adjust wager size when the risks are in your favour.

To do this when playing 21 you should use basic strategy and card counting to win.

Basic tactics and counting cards

Since professionals and scientists have been investigating chemin de fer all sorts of abstract systems have arisen, including "card counting" but although the theory is complex card counting is all in all very easy when you gamble on 21.

If when gambling on twenty-one you card count effectively (even if the game uses more than one deck), you can tilt the odds to your favour.

Blackjack Basic Strategy

21 basic strategy is centered around a simple approach of how you wager depending upon the hand you are dealt and is mathematically the best hand to use without card counting. It tells you when playing 21 when you need to hit or hold.

It’s very easy to do and is quickly memorized and up until then you can find no charge guides on the internet

Using it when you wager on 21 will bring down the casino’s odds advantage to near to even.

Counting cards shifting the edge in your favor

Card counting works and players use a card counting system realize an edge over the gambling den.

The reason for this is simple.

Low cards favor the dealer in blackjack and high cards favour the player.

Low cards favour the croupier because they assist her make winning totals on their hands when he is stiff (has a 12, thirteen, fourteen, 15, or 16 total on their 1st two cards).

In casino chemin de fer, you can hold on your stiffs if you want to, but the house cannot.

He has no decision to make, but you do and this is your advantage. The rules of wagering on vingt-et-un require that dealers 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 bust the croupier when he hits their stiffs and also because both tens and Aces mean blackjacks.

Though blackjacks are, evenly divided between the croupier and the gambler, the fact is that the player gets paid more (3:2) when she receives a blackjack so the gambler has an edge.

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

You simply need to know when the deck is flush or poor in high cards and you can increase your action when the expectation is in your favour.

This is a simple breakdown of why card-counting schemes work, but gives you an insight into how the logic works.

When betting on vingt-et-un over an extended time card counting will help in tilting the odds in your favor by to around two percent.

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