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Old 04-03-2017, 09:58 PM   #1
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BJ high count - multiple hands or one large bet?

it seems to me that when the count is in your favor, spreading out to play multiple hands would reduce variance. so is that usually the better play than just to fire one large bet? it would also reduce potential heat too i would think. i'm curious what the strategy you guys like for this
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:04 AM   #2
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Re: BJ high count - multiple hands or one large bet?

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it seems to me that when the count is in your favor, spreading out to play multiple hands would reduce variance. so is that usually the better play than just to fire one large bet? it would also reduce potential heat too i would think. i'm curious what the strategy you guys like for this
There is lots of literature out there that discusses this, but the bottom line is that there is no cut and dry answer. Sometimes it's correct to load up on one spot, and sometimes it's correct to spread it out. It depends on several factors including just how high the count is, how many other players are at the table, and the heat situation. If you've been playing just one spot and suddenly spread to 3, that could draw just as much attention as suddenly loading up on one. The key to both is to be gradual. Just like you wouldn't go from 25 to 200, you wouldn't also go from one spot to 4.

One common rule of thumb is that if you're playing on your own or with only 1 or 2 other people at the table, just load up more on your one spot. But with multiple players, it's better to spread to two spots (or 3 if available) since they're going to be eating up more cards, so you want the opportunity to get more of them.

It's been a long time since studying the specifics of this so I can't offer any more atm but the info is out there. I suggest checking out bj21.com
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:41 AM   #3
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Re: BJ high count - multiple hands or one large bet?

Jumping to two hands when the count is high you might as well put a sign on your forehead telling the pit boss youre a card counter. Its almost always a dead giveaway.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: BJ high count - multiple hands or one large bet?

It depends on your bankroll too. Loading it up on one hand carries more covariance than spreading it on two.
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