Elimination blackjack is a tournament type of a blackjack. The difference between the typical blackjack and elimination blackjack lies in the principal of playing. Playing elimination blackjack you have to beat both the dealer and other players. Invention of such an amazing kind of blackjack is really important in the development of the game as with the help of it the best blackjack players can be determined.
How to Play Elimination Blackjack
- One elimination blackjack round has 30 hands.
- A player starts with a certain amount of money. You may start with different sum depending on the casino you are playing at. The sum may vary from $500 to $100,000 in chips.
- A house is certainly to hit on soft 17 and below. Moreover, it must stay on hard 17 and above.
- A player can split pairs not more than 4 times. But when you split aces you are not allowed to split pairs so many times.
- A player is allowed to double down only with 2 cards.
- A bet that a player does has to stay between min and max bets that are allowed at the table.
- A player is allowed to buy insurance in case the up card (for house) appears to be Ace.
- Remember that only 7 players can sit per table, not more.
NB: The winner is the person whose chips number exceeds the chips number of other players or the person who is left at the playing table.
What is an Elimination Hand?
You must remember that all players may be eliminated from the tournament in a case of:
- losing all the chips
- not having enough chips in order to bet
- having the lowest amount of chips after a number of hands
The main thing you have to remember that there are the "elimination" hands, after which players who have the lowest chips amount are to leave the tournaments. The "elimination" hand is every 8th, 16th and 25th hand of the playing in tournaments. Several players have to leave the tournament in spite of the fact that another play was eliminated during the recent hands.
Elimination Blackjack Tips
- The main thing to remember that you always have to hit an 8 or less.
- Always stand on hard 17 or better.
- Remember that a hard 9 through a hard 11 is a nice hand to double down. It is necessary to take into account that you have to split pairs like eights and Aces despite anything the dealer may show.
- It is also very important to split 5s or 10s.
- Hard 12s through hard 16s are very doubtful. Actually, they are not enough to beat the dealer but, on the other hand, they can be loaded with a small chance to bust.