View Full Version : Folding similar to BJ bet spread

08-16-2003, 11:22 AM
It has occurred to me that by folding a large percentage of poker hands, the same leverage is gained as in increasing the bet spread during rich counts in blackjack. Get more money in with the best of it; keep the money out with the worst. In fact, except for the penalty of antes and blinds, the effect would be similar to backcounting; we needn't play at all if we don't like the opening cards.

08-16-2003, 02:12 PM
Yes, that is exactly what we do. Mason refers to these as "non-self-weighting strategies"

08-16-2003, 09:05 PM
The other difference being when you have the best of it in 21, the odds are never much better than a couple of percent in your favor (given modern dealing/deck procedures). In poker you are generally playing hands with a much bigger edge.