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Blackjack Tournament Tools

If you want to make the most out of your blackjack tournament experience then you'll have to be prepared. Although there aren't any real tools that you can use during a live blackjack tournament there are a number of tools that you can use to get ready for the big day. The following online tools can help you prepare for blackjack tournament play, whether your tournament is online or in a live casino.

One of the best tools for blackjack players looking to prepare for a tournament is free online blackjack games. You can spend time practicing with a free game to strengthen your skills, learn and practice new strategies and become the best blackjack player you can be. Playing in freeroll online blackjack tournaments and free tournaments is a great way to practice playing in a tournament setting.

Studying up on basic blackjack strategy charts can help you to improve your game even further. You can find strategy charts, which are one of the best blackjack tools, on the Web as well as in blackjack strategy books. Strategy charts tell you the best move in any situation, based on your own hand and the dealer's up card.

When it comes time to look for an actual tournament you can use a blackjack odds calculator to help you find a tournament that gives players good odds against the dealer. An odds calculator shows you the house edge based on the number of decks and specific rules. It is always a good idea to choose a tournament that has favorable odds. However, keep in mind that more importantly you are competing against the other players and the odds will be the same for everyone. Therefore, understanding good blackjack strategy is more important.

You may be asking yourself, aren't there online tools that will count cards for you and tell you how much to bet and whether to hit or stand? There are. However, these aren't usually effective in online tournaments, and they can't be used at all in live tournaments. Many online tournaments shuffle the cards after each hand to keep players from counting cards and using card counting software to gain an unfair advantage over other tournament players.