Blackjack Betting Strategies – Which One is the Best?
While searching the web a few weeks back, I came across this blog which had several interesting blackjack betting strategies. Being painstakingly bored, I decided that I would log onto my account and try some of them out.
The first system I used was the “Oscar Grid” and I got stuck to it after losing a few hands. It is a system that is supposed to be used the same every time, yet I found it difficult to follow and was constantly confused as to which card to show and which card to discard. Nonetheless, I eventually learned the logic behind this particular strategy and was able to keep track of all my winnings and losses with ease.
The next system I tested was the “garbage hand Simulator” which is supposedly a advanced blackjack betting strategy. Unlike the previous system, this system actually has a graphical interface which will highlight the cards for me if I’m struggling to understand the board. However, despite being enormously enjoyable, I had no luck with this particular strategy and just gave up using it.
Since I haven’t had any luck, I set out to devise my own system which would be very similar to the “Oscar Grid” but only relying on memory to place bets. I ended up writing a program to detect division of the board into sections and then using those sections to place bets.
Eventually, I came across a betting strategy which I believe no other system has been applied to yet. I have been using it on a daily basis and I think it is the best yet. I’ve tried other betting strategies which I feel don’t work and this one has made me a steady income.
The “pokerlegenda” betting strategy which teaches you to raise your bet if you have received a piece of the Ace or King in your first few hands.
When you receive an Ace or King, you should only raise with an Ace or King if there hasn’t been a raise before you. If there has been a raise, you should only continue to play if you have strong cards, otherwise, fold. For example, you get a club and a pony (card 10) and there are 3 players before you. If you have Ace, you should only raise and the others should fold, or check their cards.
For the same reasons as the Oscar Grid, if you have two cards and want to double up, you should only raise with two cards. For example, you have a 8 and a King and another player bets 3. You then raise to 6 (itiated by the two limpers) and once again, the other player calls. You move all in and everyone else folds.
Once you get a strong hand like Ace/King, you should always raise to 9, unless there are two or three strong hands. The reason for this is because the chance that someone else has an Ace and King is fairly close to equal. The more people there are in the game, the higher the possibility that someone else has one of these cards.
Its highly recommended that you change your pre-flop betting strategy to be aggressive once you have a strong hand, as opposed to calling or checking. Once you have a high card, you should always bet to influence the others. However, you should not let high cards get in the way and you should not play weak hands, unless the cost is relatively low.