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One of the most popular card games of all time, Blackjack is the most sought after game in most casinos and online websites as it offers the enviable combination of both skill and luck in order to master the game. Hence this game has attracted gamblers and mathematicians alike for a long time now. Blackjack has stood the test of time for the simple reason that no matter how much you play the game you can never quite master it. Hence this game does not solely depend on the player’s luck or just his skills. A player has to get both of them correct or compensate for the lack of one with the abundance of the other in order to win. This is what makes blackjack the most popular card game in the 21st century.

Blackjack basic strategy is based on the math of the game. Hence it goes without saying that if mathematics has been your Achilles’ heel then you can very well rule out having a strong strategy for the game which I n turn will mean that your chances of winning the game is slim. The strategies which are based on mathematics have been tested by several computer stimulations and have also been refined by them making it as close to perfect. But it has to be kept in mind that no strategy is fool proof and hence a lot depend on the player and his adaptability to the situations. It so happens that a player will have to go out of his comfort zone and change his strategy a bit depending on how the game is opening up. Hence one cannot be rigid and has to have the presence of mind to adapt and change. That is the most important strategy or preparation a man can possibly have going into a game of blackjack.

One of the most basic blackjack strategies begins with the blackjack chart and hence one needs to learn that up by heart if he or she wants to have a good chance of winning the game. This strategy chart shows the players how best to play the first two cards depending upon the dealers up card as this is the most decisive move of the game. You begin well and only then can you end well. That must be the golden rule of all gamblers. So the best way of going about it is translating the chart into simple and plain English or whichever language you are most comfortable in.

The chart also instructs the players on how to best handle and deal their soft and hard hands. A hard hand is one where an ace is missing. The chart shows the various possible variations that you may be having and how to go about it in order to maximize your chances of winning the match. A soft hand on the other hand is one where there are one or more aces present. Similarly the chart again shows the various possible variations you may be having and hence instructs you and guides you as to how to make your second move so that you move from strength to strength. Therein lays the difference between a good game and a bad game. The ability to read the game and apply the chart accordingly in order to maximize the gains and minimize the losses.

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