Blackjack rules will definitely be not enough for you to know if you want to win blackjack game for sure; certainly, they are your basic knowledge, but real professionals also use such a thing as blackjack basic strategy: it had been developed for all types of blackjack hands you can have during the game, and this strategy determines your every step to do in order to reach your goal - beating blackjack.

Special strategy charts were created by experienced players and real game experts: everything a gambler should do is to learn them by heart because it is prohibited to take such charts to casinos with you and use them there. There are 3 types of hands a player can get at blackjack - soft hands, hard hands and splitting pairs - and blackjack basic strategy provides tips for each of them.

Strategy for hard hands

A hard hand of blackjack is a hand which does not contain an Ace or where an Ace can not be counted as 11 without busting.

  • If you have 12-16 points and a dealer's card is 2-6, you should STAND.
  • If you have 12-16 points and a dealer's card is 7-Ace, you should HIT.
  • If you have 17-21 you should STAND: the big chances are that you'll bust if you take the third card.

Strategy for soft hands

A soft hand of blackjack is a hand which contains an Ace and where this Ace can be counted as 11 without busting.

  • You have 13-14: HIT if a dealer has 2-4, 7-Ace; if a dealer has 5 or 6 - DOUBLE.
  • You have 15-16: HIT if a dealer has 2,3, 7-Ace; if a dealer has 4-6 - DOUBLE.
  • You have 17: HIT if a dealer has 2, 7-Ace; if a dealer has 3-6 - DOUBLE.
  • You have 18: STAND if a dealer has 2, 7,8; HIT if a dealer has 9-Ace; DOUBLE if a dealer has 3-6.
  • You have 19-20: STAND.

Strategy for splitting pairs

When you have a hand which contains two cards of the same value (two 8's or two 9's for example) it is called to be a splitting pair and you have a right to split them; the main thing is to know when to split. So, you are welcome to split your hand if:

  • You have 2's, 3's and 7's, and a dealer's card is 2-7.
  • You have 4's, and a dealer's card is 5-6.
  • You have 6's, and a dealer's card is 2-6.
  • You have 9's, and a dealer's card is 2-6, 8 or 9.

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