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## Playing 21 — to Win

If you love the thrill and adventure of a good card game and the elation of winning and making some money with the odds in your favor, wagering on twenty-one is for you.

So, how can you defeat the dealer?

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

2. What cards possibly could be dealt from the deck

When enjoying chemin de fer there is mathematically a better way to play each 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 will be able to increase your action amount when the edge is in your favor and lower them when the edge is not.

You’re only going to succeed at under half the hands you play, so it is important that you adjust action size when the odds are in your favor.

To do this when gambling on vingt-et-un you should use basic strategy and card counting to succeed.

Basic tactics and card counting

Since professionals and scientists have been studying vingt-et-un all kinds of complex plans have been developed, including but not limited to "counting cards" but even though the theory is complicated counting cards is all in all very easy when you wager on chemin de fer.

If when wagering on 21 you card count reliably (even if the game uses multiple decks), you can change the odds to your favour.

Twenty-one Basic Strategy

21 basic strategy is amassed around a basic approach of how you bet depending upon the hand you are dealt and is mathematically the best hand to use without card counting. It tells you when playing blackjack when you should hit or hold.

It’s extremely simple to do and is soon memorized and until then you can find free guides on the net

Using it when you play chemin de fer will bring down the casino’s edge to near to zero.

Counting cards shifting the expectation in your favor

Card counting works and players use a card counting system achieve an advantage over the gambling den.

The reason this is simple.

Low cards favour the croupier in chemin de fer and high cards favor the gambler.

Low cards favour the croupier because they help them acquire winning totals on her hands when he is stiff (has a 12, thirteen, fourteen, 15, or sixteen total on his initial two cards).

In casino blackjack, you can stay on your stiffs if you choose to, but the casino can’t.

She has no choice to make, but you do and this is your advantage. The rules of betting on vingt-et-un require that croupiers hit stiffs no matter how rich the shoe is in high cards that will break him.

The high cards favour the player because they may break the house when she hits their stiffs and also Aces and Tens means blackjack for the gambler.

Although blackjacks are, equally divided between the croupier and the player, the fact is that the gambler gets paid more (3:2) when he gets a blackjack so the player has an advantage.

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

You only need to know at what point the shoe is loaded or depleted in high cards and you can jump your wager when the expectation is in your favour.

This is a basic account of why card-counting plans work, but gives you an understanding into how the logic works.

When gambling on twenty-one over the longer term card counting will assist in altering the edge in your favor by approximately 2%.