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What is it ?
Setting the right parameters
     - Customise the game rules
     - Customise the counting system
The strategy tables


What is it ?

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The strategy generator is a very useful tool for whoever wants to play blackjack correctly.
It enables you to calculate the basic strategy for the exact set of rules of your local casino.
And for premium users, it also generates the deviation indexes for the exact set of rules of your local casino and that for the following counting systems:
      - Hi-Low Full Indexes
      - Hi-Low Illustrous 18 + Fab 4
      - Hi-Low Sweet 16 + Fab 4
      - KO
      - reKO

Make sure however that you chose the correct game rules because they change the strategy and you would not be playing the optimum game.



Setting the right parameters

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The first page of the strategy generator is a summary of the parameters that are used to generate the strategy and deviation indexes.
The following example shows the parameters that the strategy generator will use.
The first block summarises the rules of the game, that is in this example : ENHC, S17, DAS, No surrender.
The second block summarises the strategy you want to use, either basic strategy or the card counting system of your choice.
Here it is just "Basic Strategy". The strategy generator will not calculate any deviation index.

You can modify any of these parameters using the "Customise rules" button or the "Customise strategy" button.



Customise the game rules Back
After clicking on the "Customise rules" button, you will get this screen which enables you to select whatever combination of rules you want.
There are only 4 rules you can set because they are the only rules which influence the strategy (put aside the "Double on any number of cards" but it is a very rare rule and I didn't implement it yet).
These rules are :
- If the dealer has a hole card or not.
- If the dealer Hit or Stands on soft 17.
- If you are allowed to double after splitting.
- If you are allowed to surrender, and if yes, on what conditions.

A few combination of rules are already preset in the drop list on the top.
You can also find in this drop list all the rules presets you already saved in the trainer start page.

In the following example, the player chose a game with ENHC, S17, DAS and no surrender.



Customise the counting system Back
After clicking on the "Customise strategy" button, you will get this screen which enables you to select what card counting system you want the deviation indexes to be generated for.
This option is only available to premium users. Normal users can only generate the basic strategy.
you can choose any of these card counting systems :
      - Hi-Low Full Indexes
      - Hi-Low Illustrous 18 + Fab 4
      - Hi-Low Sweet 16 + Fab 4
      - KO
      - reKO

In the following example, the player chose to generate the deviation indexes for Hi-Low count (Sweet 16 and Fab 4 subsets).






The strategy tables

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This is the kind of strategy tables you will get.
- The first column of tables is the basic Strategy table.
- The second column of tables is the Deviation Indexes table (only for card counting).
- The third column of tables is the Surrender indexes table (only for card counting).
Each column has 3 rows.
- The first row of tables represent the hard hands.
- The second row of tables represent the split hands.
- The third row of tables represent the soft hands.

You can find a colour legend for the basic strategy tables on the top. Remembering the colour patterns helps a lot in learning these tables.

The deviation and surrender indexes are blurred in this example but fully available to premium users.

If you are not familiar with this kind of tables, you can find how to read them in the FAQs.