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Why isn't there a 1 in a deck of cards?

Question #132462. Asked by pennie1478.
Last updated Sep 09 2013.
Originally posted Sep 08 2013 5:38 PM.

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The Ace is counted as both 1 and 11.

Sep 08 2013, 6:09 PM
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mehaul star
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Answer has 1 vote.
That's just in Blackjack.
The relative value of cards above ten would be:
Jack - 11
Queen - 12
King - 13

The Ace is the one though as intimated by there being only one spot on the card.


Sep 09 2013, 5:44 AM
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Also in many card games an Ace beats a King, so its value must be at least 14!

Sep 09 2013, 9:10 AM
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