Blackjack brain teasers
These puzzles were sourced from one of Australia's
leading blackjack card counters, who wishes to remain
anonymous. If you would like to submit a solution
to either or both the puzzles, e-mail guywest_at_ozmium_dot_com_dot_au
A high stakes blackjack player is playing at a $500
minimum table, just one box on his own.
His only information is from a simple plus - minus
During one hand he places an insurance bet on a negative
He is not playing for disguise.
Question: What circumstances could justify
A gambler walks into an Australian casino (no hole
card, no surrender option) and plays one hand in one
box, on his own.
He never bets less than $25 or more than $100.
Every play he makes is in units of $25, ie he might
bet $50 but not $40.
Should there be a split, full or partial double and/or
an insurance bet they would all be in $25 units or
He walked away after his one bet and rang a friend
who knew exactly how he stakes his bets and advised
him of the monetary result (how much he won or lost)
of the hand.
From just that information the friend worked out
the number of cards used in the hand.
Question: What was the monetary result
of the hand and how many cards were used?
Note: There is just one correct answer that
only allows for one specific number of cards.
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