Blackjack - Increase Your Odds With Basic Strategy Plus

Written by Tom McBroom

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Armed withrepparttar information gained from this quick table count, you can now adjust your play accordingly and thus be playing a little more like a professional.

For example, there are some basic strategy moves that are so close that they could go either way. If you are doing a table count, you have additional information that may indicate a change in what basic strategy says to do in certain of these close call situations.

To illustrate, let's takerepparttar 134829 example of one ofrepparttar 134830 most dreaded hands in Blackjack: your 16 count versusrepparttar 134831 dealers 10 up card. Basic strategy says to hit your 16 against a dealer's 10, but this is an extremely close call. You very badly need a 4 or 5 in order to tie or win ifrepparttar 134832 dealer also has a 10 card down.

So, usingrepparttar 134833 table count, here's what you do. Ifrepparttar 134834 table count shows at least 6 more lows than highs, then stand on your 16 against a 10. A disproportionate amount of low cards have been dealt and this lowers your odds of getting a low card to point where you should now stand with your 16.

There are several more close calls with Basic Strategy that can be refined further with Basic Strategy Plus, as well as other decisions that can now be made more intelligently and these are explained in detail onrepparttar 134835 author's web site.

Good luck!

Tom is the webmaster for, which is a website dedicated to the beginning through serious recreational Blackjack player.

Distance Learning - Offering Freedoms People Never Thought Possible

Written by Paul Beasley

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This effective study pattern is not just for those that need a different 'time' schedule. Distance learning is forrepparttar masses too. The benefits of creating your own schedule simply give peoplerepparttar 123184 ability to get on with their lives and fulfil their education ambitions. People with careers that are established haverepparttar 123185 ability to further themselves without disruption to their lives and their employer's contracts. Most employers will support their employees with training bursaries for these courses because it offers themrepparttar 123186 benefit of utilising their employee's new knowledge during working hours. Emma Jones,repparttar 123187 Director of Hugo Alan, a headhunting business inrepparttar 123188 city of London says:

"Offering employees adequate training programs is beneficial to all involved…"

Caroline Needham offers a different point of view. She writes:

'The questions were alwaysrepparttar 123189 same. Do you have wheelchair access? When I get intorepparttar 123190 building, are there stairs to get torepparttar 123191 classroom on another floor? Do you have elevators? Do you have parking close torepparttar 123192 building?

There are a lot of reasons to dread having to find out about courses to take if you are disabled, and it is not only difficult for those with motor problems. This can affectrepparttar 123193 visually impaired,repparttar 123194 hard of hearing and alike no matter what age they may be.

Distance learning has takenrepparttar 123195 strain out of this experience asrepparttar 123196 learning doesn't accompany any stress. It is a way of gaining a quality education through home study withrepparttar 123197 support of a tutor, and there is no requirement of boxing off certain times in your week for lectures, and no requirement ofrepparttar 123198 stress of travel. Computers have changedrepparttar 123199 structure of most industries, andrepparttar 123200 education industry is no exception. Being able to contact tutors with questions and send in class work throughrepparttar 123201 wonder ofrepparttar 123202 computer has clearedrepparttar 123203 way for people to have their questions answered quickly, and their work graded within hours and days instead of weeks which allowrepparttar 123204 student to continue on with their studies at a pace they are comfortable with. People need more flexibility and quality for their money and ifrepparttar 123205 education industry doesn't step up torepparttar 123206 mark, they will simply fall behind. People have a choice of who they study with these days, and they will go withrepparttar 123207 establishments that offer themrepparttar 123208 flexibility they need, andrepparttar 123209 quality they deserve. I study with Oxford College ODL because they support me and let me do things my way. I am an adult and don't need to be told how to run my life. Distance learning outlinesrepparttar 123210 rules of what has to be adhered to, and letsrepparttar 123211 student make allrepparttar 123212 other decisions which never leavesrepparttar 123213 student withrepparttar 123214 stress of having to change their lives and make usually insurmountable efforts to adhere to rules that are simply there to make life easier not forrepparttar 123215 student, butrepparttar 123216 establishment they are learning with. Distance learning is a modern, responsible, and quality way of learning, and it is definitelyrepparttar 123217 way forward for everybody and not just those with special needs.'

Distance and open learning are slowly becomingrepparttar 123218 biggest recognised option for study byrepparttar 123219 public because of it’s lack of restraints. This option is recognised byrepparttar 123220 British government to be worth offering funding and advancement so much so that they believe it will offer more than fifty percent of students that wouldn’t have studied further than their GCSE level of study a place inrepparttar 123221 next five years. The government sees this as progress inrepparttar 123222 field of education, and offersrepparttar 123223 scheme a great amount of leeway.

Article written by Paul Beasley for the ‘Morning Break’ newspaper March 17th, 2005 edition. For more information on Oxford Distance Learning please see

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