Speaking of Little River's rule of being able to double on split aces (they call it buying one card), anyone have index #'s when to double or just stand. You cannot hit or resplit, you have to either stand or "buy" the one card. You also dont have to buy it for the full bet amount if its over table minimum. Here is what I asked the Wizardofodds:
While in northern Michigan I came across a new blackjack rule on splitting aces. Instead of resplitting you still only receive one card but you may double on it if you like. Can you tell me the effect of this rule?
I've never heard of this rule before. According to my analysis, being allowed to double after splitting aces decreases the house edge by 0.08%. However not allowing resplitting any pair, compared to resplitting to four hands, increases the house edge by 0.06%. So the combination of the two rules decreases the house edge by 0.02%. Following is the basic strategy of when to double after splitting aces, assuming 4 to 8 decks and the dealer stands on soft 17:
Soft 12 to soft 16: double against anything
Soft 17: double against 2 to 9
Soft 18: double against 3 to 6
Soft 19 to 21: never double May 30, 2004
Rules are as follows:
6 decks, S17, DOA, DAS, resplit to 3 hands except aces, no resplit aces but can double on them, no surrender.
Now lets say my bet was $20 and the table min is $5 and I split my A's against a 9 and catch a 2. Now I have A,2 vs 9. He says to double. In this instance would I double for the full $20 or just the $5 minimum. So I am asking for index numbers for all potential hands versus all the possible up cards. Also when to "buy" for the full amount or just the table minimum as well. Some will be obvious as in an A,6 vs 6, double for full of course, but some like the A,2 vs 9 senario are more difficult.