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# Not so basic: Basic Strategy

Anybody who has looked at the details of BJSurvey's __Sequence____ __or * Decision *Reports probably noticed that the

*Basic Strategy*used by BJSurvey is slightly different from published charts - and there are two good reasons for that.

First, *Basic Strategy* changes depending on the rules. You can display the *Basic Strategy* chart for a specific rule set from the *Rule *window.

Second, almost all published charts use * Simplified Basic Strategy*, where BJSurvey uses

*(a.k.a.*

**Perfect**Basic Strategy*Compositional Basic Strategy*).

*Simplified Basic Strategy*only takes the player’s total into account (e.g. 15) while

*Perfect Basic Strategy*uses the composition of the player's hand (e.g. 5+10, 6+9, 7+8). The above mentioned charts will show that, but only for the first two cards of the player. BJSurvey uses that method beyond two cards (e.g. 5+3+7, etc...).

Most players use *Simplified Basic Strategy*. So why does BJSurvey use *Perfect Basic Strategy*? *Perfect Basic Strategy* is also used when the house advantage for a specific rule set is calculated. Therefore, BJSurvey has to use *Perfect Basic Strategy* for maximum accuracy when calculating "Total Casino Advantage".