OUR BLACKJACK STRATEGY CHART TEACHES YOU EXACTLY WHEN TO DO WHAT
You have been playing Blackjack all wrong! Trust us. Colin Jones is the founder of Blackjack Apprenticeship, an online website dedicated to teaching newcomers in the gambling scene how to play Blackjack like a real pro. The man has been counting cards for the span of over more than a decade, 15 years to be exact. Not only that, Colin ran a multi-million dollar blackjack team in the United States, you might have seen his team featured in numerous documentaries such as Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians.
Today, he had brought us yet another treat. On his website he had posted a BLACKJACK STRATEGY CHART that looks a little bit like this:
The chart may look complicated at first glance, but it is much simpler than you think. Basically the chart teaches you when to hit, stand, double down, split or take just about any action to maximize your profit in a game of blackjack. Blackjack is not a game that is solely dependent on luck as most gambling newbies would expect, no, it is a game that is heavily dependent on strategy and skill. Players will have to make multiple decisions that can make or break your wallet in a single session, so it can be pretty stressful on a higher level. However, with the arrival of this wonderful chart, the game has been changed and made much, much easier.
However, it must be reminded that although it is extremely crucial that you memorize this chart before entering a game of blackjack, you still have to know that this chart is not enough to make you play like a pro. To truly excel at the game of Blackjack, not only must you have this decision strategy chart embedded on the back of your head, you must also be somewhat knowledgeable in the art of card counting. Colin Jones is a card counting expert, and on his blog you can find numerous guides, tips and tricks plus common mistakes published by a veteran card counter. To become outstanding at the game, reading them is one of the shortest ways to do it.
On their website, they have stated that ‘Basic Strategy cannot overcome the house edge even if you get lucky with it from time to time’. This is where skill comes in in a game of Blackjack, this skill involves risk identification, bankroll management, and advanced calculation. ‘Think of it like a space shuttle’ wrote Colin Jones. ‘Basic Strategy is just the rocket booster. It gets the shuttle high enough in the atmosphere for the shuttle to do the rest of the work. The rocket booster never makes it to space.’
We have to give it to the man, because that is a perfect analogy. You will need card counting, deviations, true count conversions and betting strategy to actually consider yourself to be a true blackjack pro. Stay tuned on our website as we keep you updated on the latest strategy in blackjack. For now, you have much chart studying to do.