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The Tennis Poker US Open Series: play blackjack, win a joker!


Starting from Stanford throughout the 5 US Open Series events, we will be playing a very simplified blackjack game and the poster with the highest number of wins will get a 7th leg joker.

The aim of a Tennis Poker blackjack player is to score 21 picking 2 tennis players, which will represent your hand of 2 cards.

Card values are assigned in the exact same way of Tennis Poker tournaments: Ace to the winner, King to the runner-up, Q and J to the semifinalists...

In blackjack games:
Cards from 2 to 10 keep their own value.
J, Q and K are also worth 10.
Aces are counted as 11.

In this game, with these values, you don't run the risk to "bust" (going over 21) with only 2 cards. In the real game Aces can also be valued 1 in case of need, but it's useless in this case: the hit/stand choice, which is actually the real issue in blackjack, has been eliminated, together with any other strategy element such as bet, insurance, double down, split...

You just need to pick 2 tennis players in each draw, hoping they're going to advance as much as possible in the tournament.

You are allowed to add some back-up picks in case of a withdrawal. If you don’t, your spare card will be the new seeded player or the lucky loser who replaces your pick in the draw. Retirements during the tournament count as a regular match.

But you're not playing only against your fellow Tennis Poker players as you must also beat the dealer: that's ME! The dealer's picks will always be the 4th and the 5th seed in the tournament draw. If you get a score which is higher than the dealer's, you will get a win.

The poster with the highest number of wins at the end of the US Open Series will win a joker. If 2 or more posters end up with same number of wins, these tie-breakers will be applied in this order: number of ties with the dealer, sum of all scores, highest scores, sum of all final placements, best final placements, 6th leg final combination . If the tie still exists, more jokers will be assigned.

Take a look at the rules and at the exhibition matches played in Portoroz and Bad Gastein as the best way to understand a game is playing it:
https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=385291

Now, try to beat me.

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Re: The Tennis Poker US Open Series - play blackjack, win a joker: Los Angeles (sign

SIGN UP!

The 5 US Open Series events are:

July 27th: Stanford
https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=385658

August 3rd: Los Angeles
https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=385660

August 10th: Cincinnati
https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=385661

August 17th: Toronto
https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=385663

August 23rd: New Haven
https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=385664


Deadlines: first main draw match, typically on Monday, but New Haven usually has an early Sunday start.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: The Tennis Poker US Open Series - play blackjack, win a joker: Los Angeles (sign

Since I probably won't have internet access over the weekend I'll post my picks now:

Ivanovic / Sharapova
back-ups: first and second seed

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Since I probably won't have internet access over the weekend I'll post my picks now:

Ivanovic / Sharapova
back-ups: first and second seed

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Wozniacki / Azarenka
Backup: Wozniacki, Sharapova
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I'm signing up

Safina/Pennetta
back up Ivanovic/Azarenka

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Re: The Tennis Poker US Open Series - play blackjack, win a joker: Los Angeles (sign

I don't know about this LA draw.

I think I'll go with Safina and Zvonareva. Vera owes me for Istanbul.

Back-ups: Ivanovic/Azarenka

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Sharapova/Azarenk
Back-up Safina and Wickmayer
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Safina and Azarenka.
Backups: Ivanovic and Sharapova

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Safina & Azarenka
Backups: Sharapova & Larcher De Brito

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Wozniacki and Azarenka
back-ups: Safina and Zvonareva


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Wozniacki/Azarenka
backup: Safina/Zvonareva

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Safina + Azarenka.

Back up: Zvonereva.
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Safina & Azarenka
Back-ups: Zvonareva & Wozniacki
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Safina and Azarenka

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