In a blackjack tournament, your goal is to do what it takes to get to the next round. Many tournament players have adopted the simple strategy of betting big in hopes of growing their bankroll quickly or busting out trying. While this may sound good if it works you don’t really want to bust out of a tournament on your first hand. It is usually better to bet the minimum for the first few hands while the other players are going for the quick score. Making minimum bets to begin with will allow you to have sufficient chips to adjust your playing strategy as the round progresses.
Blackjack has a very low house edge over the long run. However you need to remember that you are not playing against the house you are playing against the other players in the tournament. You are also playing a very limited number or hands. Anything can and will happen in the short run. This is due to the luck factor which you will encounter in a tournament. There will be some situations where you will have to play differently than you would normally play in a live game and hope that you get lucky. This is not to say that the tournament will be won completely on luck, but a little luck will help you along.
Blackjack Tournaments There are two types of Blackjack tournaments. The first type is one where you are competing against only the players at your table. The second type has you competing against all of the players at all of the other tables. The format where you compete against the players at your table is the most popular especially where there are a limited number of blackjack tables available for a tournament and there has to be multiple qualifying rounds.