OK. What’s a bad hand in black jack to start
with? Well, in the previous segment we talked about how there are more cards that equal
ten on their face than anything else in the deck. Tens equal ten, jacks equal ten, queens
and kings all equal ten. This is important because we want cards that if I have; if you
have to hit you have the potential to get a high hand and not bust. So, if I have a
starting hand of a five and a six that equals eleven. I’m excited, because statistically
I’m more likely to get something that equals ten than anything else. I’m in good shape
to get twenty-one. OK. Now, bad hands would be hands that don’t work well with tens. That
would be fourteen. Like this queen and this four. Fifteen like this eight and this seven.
Sixteen like this jack and this six. These are hands that leave you in the lurch. Again,
if I have hands that if I take one hit I can’t bust, but I know if I hit them more than likely;
more than anything else I’m likely to get a ten then I’m not real excited about this
five, but what can you do? These are tough hands, but sometimes you’ll stand, sometimes
you’ll hit. You’ll always hit this, but, you know, these are hands you’re going to get
a lot of. They can make you pull your hair out when you play black jack.