OtherGround Forums Do you hit on 16s to get a bj?

Edited: 23 days ago
7/24/14
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Pedo-filter: I am talking about blackjack.

 

I rarely hit on 16s, if I do it is a gut feeling because a lot of high value cards have come out. Mostly though I would rather keep myself in the game until the dealer at least flips their cards. 

I find it laughable when people get so upset at others for not playing basic strategy. Basic strategy with a dealer showing a 6 and nobody hits, we assume the dealer will bust. Yet when you get 16 you’re supposed to hit hoping for a 5 or less? GTFO

 

^^^^^ Original post ^^^^^

 

To clarify my position...

If the table has hands such as 14, 13, 12 and the dealer is showing a 6. We all stand expecting that the dealer busts.

Yet..

When I am dealt the 16 and the dealer is showing 7-10/A, I no longer expect this hand to bust? And basic strategy says to hit? Why? Why not stay in the game and see what happens? 

We hope for 5 total possible cards. (5,4,3,2,A)

Vs praying against 8 possible cards to bust before the dealer even shows their cards. (6,7,8,9,10,J,Q,K)

 

24 days ago
9/22/16
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Ummm.

I guess I'll see myself out?
24 days ago
9/8/11
Posts: 5374

I always hit on 16 unless I see a bust card. Lately I see people waving off 14s and 15s. Whatever. If you dont want people to get pissed, at least surrender.

 

Whatever you do be consistent. If you hit sometimes, and then dont sometimes, this is where the house gets you.

 

Another cardinal sin, splitting 10's. Do you do it?

24 days ago
5/18/10
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Until you bust!!

24 days ago
12/4/18
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17 is the aoc here in Illinois 

24 days ago
12/15/11
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18

Edited: 24 days ago
4/6/12
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Nah, I take my bitch to the opera when I'm trying to score a bj

 

In all seriousness, in for BJ strategies

24 days ago
11/28/03
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24 days ago
11/5/03
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A 21 from more than 2 cards isn't a blackjack. By definition, a blackjack is made by being dealt an ace and a face/10. Anything else is just a 21.

24 days ago
7/25/08
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AnthonyWeiner - Ummm.

I guess I'll see myself out?

LSDFjk

Legit LOL.

Well fucking played :)
24 days ago
1/1/01
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It looked like 18 to me officer! 

24 days ago
3/13/08
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DaveFu -

It looked like 18 to me officer! 

only suckers hit on 18

24 days ago
5/14/06
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I’ll stay with a 16 if the guy across me looks like a loser. Better to risk being with a 16 than losing everything and going home alone. 

24 days ago
1/1/01
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I love threads

Spent 20 years dealing in a casino

 

Share all your gambling wisdom OG

 

24 days ago
5/14/06
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I’m at a bachelor party weekend at a north woods cabin playing nonstop holdem and Omaha hi lo

24 days ago
11/16/17
Posts: 5757

16 is legal in nh

What's blackjack?

24 days ago
5/20/19
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Basic strategy says to hit 16 against a dealer high possibility 21 card. And stay when the dealer has a bust card showing (like a 6). 

So the answer coming from a legit strategy system depends on what the dealer card is showing. You don’t want to hit if the dealer will most likely bust. 

24 days ago
1/12/10
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I’ve always heard never split 10s and go with the damn near guaranteed win. 

24 days ago
5/14/06
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Omaha hi lo
24 days ago
5/14/06
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I’ll never see that hand again

24 days ago
2/13/16
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AnthonyWeiner - Ummm.

I guess I'll see myself out?

Accurate sn is accurate 

24 days ago
1/1/01
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I mean i could, it's legal here. But I've never seen the point.

24 days ago
1/1/01
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2JupitersTooMany - 


Omaha hi lo

No shit! 

24 days ago
1/10/13
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HoneyGlazedJinx -

Basic strategy says to hit 16 against a dealer high possibility 21 card. And stay when the dealer has a bust card showing (like a 6). 

So the answer coming from a legit strategy system depends on what the dealer card is showing. You don’t want to hit if the dealer will most likely bust. 

 Basic strategy says player stands on 16 if the dealers showing (up card) 2-6, 7 or higher player hits. If a player has 16 and the true count is 5, the player should n

24 days ago
7/31/09
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ranier wolfcastle -

That must be th one frame in the movie where the kid doesnt touch his goddamn nose.