Brain Game: Here's My Card
Today's Brain Game involves one of the most popular betting card games in the world: blackjack.Â Under blackjack scoring rules, numbered cards equal their value, face cards are worth 10, and an ace can be scored as either 1 or 11. Given this information:
20 is the most common blackjack score
when a player is dealt his two initial cards.
What are the next TWO most common
two-card blackjack scores?
As described above, 20 points is the most common two-card blackjack score; 146 different two-card combinations result in a score of 20.
Second on the list is 13; there are 118 different two-card combinations that total 13.
Third on the list is 14; some 102 different two-card combinations give a score of 14.
(For the record, a score of 21 can occur from 64 different two-card combinations.)