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## Playing Chemin de fer — to Win

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If you like the blast and excitement of a perfect card game and the excitement of winning and earning some cash with the odds in your favour, playing 21 is for you.

So, how do you defeat the house?

Basically when playing chemin de fer you are observing the odds and probabilities of the cards in relation to:

1. The cards in your hand

2. What cards could come from the shoe

When playing chemin de fer there is mathematically a best way to play every hand and this is referred to as basic strategy. If you add card counting that helps you compute the chances of cards coming out of the deck, then you are able to increase your action amount when the odds are in your favor and decrease them when the edge is not.

You’re only going to win under half the hands you gamble on, so it is important that you adjust bet size when the risks are in your favour.

To do this when gambling on twenty-one you have to use basic strategy and card counting to win.

Basic tactics and counting cards

Since mathematicians and academics have been investigating twenty-one all sorts of complex schemes have arisen, including but not limited to "card counting" but although the idea is complicated card counting is pretty much straightforward when you play Blackjack.

If when wagering on chemin de fer you card count correctly (even if the game uses multiple decks), you can tilt the edge to your favor.

Chemin de fer Basic Strategy

Chemin de fer basic strategy is amassed around an uncomplicated approach of how you wager depending upon the hand you receive and is statistically the strongest hand to use while not card counting. It tells you when betting on vingt-et-un when you should take another card or hold.

It is remarkably easy to do and is soon committed to memory and up until then you can find complimentary cards on the web

Using it when you bet on vingt-et-un will bring down the casino’s odds advantage to near to zero.

Card counting shifting the expectation in your favour

Card counting works and gamblers use a card counting plan obtain an advantage over the gambling hall.

The reasoning behind this is easy.

Low cards favour the casino in twenty-one and high cards favor the gambler.

Low cards favour the house because they help him make winning totals on their hands when she is stiff (has a 12, thirteen, 14, fifteen, or sixteen total on her 1st two cards).

In casino 21, you can stand on your stiffs if you want to, but the house cannot.

She has no decision to make, but you do and this is your advantage. The rules of wagering on blackjack require that dealers hit stiffs no matter how loaded the deck is in high cards that will break them.

The high cards favor the gambler because they might break the casino when she hits their stiffs and also Aces and Tens means blackjack for the gambler.

Despite the fact blackjacks are, equally divided between the croupier and the gambler, the fact is that the gambler gets paid more (3:2) when she receives a blackjack so the gambler has an edge.

You do not have to compute the data of each of the individual card to know when you have an edge over the house.

You just need to know when the deck is rich or poor in high cards and you can increase your bet when the odds are in your favour.

This is a simple commentary of why card-counting systems work, but gives you an understanding into why the logic works.

When wagering on 21 over the longer term card counting will help in tilting the edge in your favour by approximately 2%.