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The Misconceptions of Blackjack

Here are some observations and hearsays that we have collected about our favorite card game:

They say blackjack is one of the easiest card games to play and to win pots. They say that blackjack is simply getting that magic number of twenty-one. They say in blackjack one should not worry if they get below the aimed total. However, one should do worry if the sum is twenty-two or higher.

Yes! We do agree that blackjack is one of the easiest card games to play and to win pots. Perhaps, the reason why is because it is simply a duel between the player and the casino or house as represented by the dealer. Unlike other card games such as Texas Holdem Poker, wherein one compete against a number of players. Furthermore, once a seat was vacated and anyone can fill in that spot. You might be physically worn out trying to eliminate each other.

Yes! We do agree that blackjack is getting that magic number of twenty-one. A value of twenty-one is determined by our card total. Tens, Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth ten. Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine take their corresponding value. Finally, the aces in blackjack could be one or eleven. If it is counted as one, it is said to be hard. Otherwise, the ace is said to be soft.

Yes! We do agree that any blackjack player should not worry if the initial two cards is not a natural hand. By the way, natural hand happens when anyone receives any card worth ten (tens, jacks and the like) and an ace. If by chance our hand is greater than the dealer or if the dealer's hand exceeds 21 then we win. Moreover, in every blackjack round, the house gives any player the following option: hit, stand and split.

When we hit, we request the dealer to give us another card to improve our card total. When we stand, we simply say no to dealer when he's about to give us another. When we split, we divide our pair of two's or king's (for example,) and play it as two separate hands.

If we exceed the magic number then we let us make it up next time. However, some casinos have surrender in their blackjack option. Surrender simply means giving up half of your bet. So assuming that we bet $ 4 and decided to surrender $ 2 will be returned to us.

To tell you honestly, blackjack is an exciting game, so why not try it!

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