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.
Original rules about beating the dealer and last year’s additional features for the winter sports have been eliminated: you are playing against the other Tennis Poker posters and the one with the best score will win the title!
1 - Blackjack card values (K / J and Q / 10 both score 20 but the first has an edge)
2 - Blackjack values in that tournament for the traditional Tennis Poker team players
3 - Combination in the whole leg for the traditional Tennis Poker team players