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Chemin de Fer Basics – Part Two

February 27th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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We continue with our article on the essential details of Blackjack. In Part 1 we reviewed the approach of the game, hitting, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part two we will talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is handed two cards of the same amount (2 8’s for instance) the gambler may break them up to make two separate hands. If you choose to divide your hand you will have to place a new bet equivalent to the initial wager.

Surrender: A few betting houses will let players to surrender the cards they have been handed along with half of the initial bet they made prior to the dealer looking at their hand. Once again it’s important to ask the dealer for clarification on the table rules or look at the game rules area on the net betting house you’re gambling on.

Insurance: When the dealers exposed card is an Ace individuals have the option to purchase insurance. You’ll lay half of the initial wager before the croupier looks at his cards; if the croupier has blackjack you’ll win the insurance bet but still lose the initial wager. Sadly if the dealer doesn’t have black jack the competitor loses the insurance. It is a chance but one that is well worth it, if used as part of a smart tactic.

Once a player has stayed or busted by exceeding twenty one the croupier will show his/her cards and will go on to deal themselves cards until 1 of the following elements has happened: if they have achieved 17, a croupier won’t usually take another card because of the chance of going bust, if they have drawn twenty-one or if he has gone bust.

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