24 Feb 10

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We carry on with our article on the basics of twenty-one. In Part 1 we reviewed the notion of the game, hitting, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we’ll discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

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

Surrender: A few casinos will let players to surrender the hand they have been dealt along with fifty percent of the original wager they made prior to the dealer looking at their hand. Once again it is essential to ask the dealer for clarification on the chemin de fer table rules or check the game rules area on the web betting house you’re competing on.

Insurance: When the croupiers face up card is an Ace individuals have the option to purchase insurance. You will place half of the initial bet prior to the dealer checking his cards; if the dealer has chemin de fer you’ll win the insurance wager but still lose the initial wager. Regrettably if the croupier does not have chemin de fer the player loses the insurance. It is a risk but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a smart plan.

Once a player has stayed or gone bust by exceeding 21 the croupier will show his/her cards and will continue to deal themselves cards until 1 of the following events has appeared: if he has reached 17, a croupier won’t usually take another card due to the chance of busting, if they have drawn twenty one or if he has gone bust.

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