• July 24, 2021

No Limit Holdem Tournament Strategy | Part 3

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Learning how to play blackjack switch takes just a few minutes. Of course if you already know how to play blackjack, that’s a plus. Like regular blackjack, blackjack switch is played with a standard 52-card English deck. There are no bonus cards or jokers used. This is a fun variation of standard blackjack.
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In blackjack switch, each player is required to make a bet on each of two hands. The dealer will then deliver two face-up cards to each betting circle and two cards to themselves. One of the dealer’s cards will be exposed. Now the fun begins.
t this point the player is allowed to switch their second card on the first hand with the second card on their second hand. For example, if the player is dealt a hard 15 and hard 16 as in the photo above, there is no sense in switching the second card of each hand. However, if the first hand had been six and then a ten, then the player would switch the ten for the five and make two hands, an 11 and a 20!
Blackjack switch rules vary, but at most casinos the dealer will hit on soft 17 and stand on hard 17. When the dealer shows an ace-up they will offer insurance, and a dealer blackjack beats both player hands unless the player also has a blackjack, in which case the hand is a push.
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The Weird Stuff

  • Dealer 22 makes all remaining hands a push
  • Blackjack pays even money

Rules for Splitting Hands

  • Split each hand only once
  • Split aces receive on card per hand

Rules for Doubling Down

  • Double down on any two cards
  • Double down after a split

Super Match
The super match is a side (bonus) bet that pays even money when a player’s first two cards are a pair. Three of a kind pays 5 to 1 and two pairs pay 8 to 1. If the player is lucky enough to get four of a kind, the payoff is 40 to 1. The super match bonus bet is heavily in the house’s favor.
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