BLACKJACK STRATEGIES. Always double down on a hard 11. Split a pair of 8s & Aces. Never split a pair of 5s and 10s. Always hit a hard 12 vs. dealer's 2 or 3 upcard. Hit soft 18 vs. dealer's 9, 10 or Ace upcard. Double down on 10 vs. dealer's 9 upcard or less. Tips on if the dealer must hit on soft 17.
Basic strategy is just the rocket booster. It gets the shuttle high enough in the atmosphere for the shuttle to do the rest of the work. The rocket booster never makes it to space. You’ll need counting, deviations, true count conversions and betting strategy to actually beat the game of blackjack but that’s for later.
One of the most popular, and easiest blackjack card counting strategy is the Hi-Lo Count, the reason this strategy is so popular is that it is simple to learn and easy to implement. Each card in the deck is given a value of either -1, +1, or 0. The total value of a 52 card deck is zero.
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The basic strategy for Multiple-Action blackjack (and similar games) is the same as regular blackjack. READING THE BASIC STRATEGY CHART(S) Dealer’s up-card is shown along the top of the chart. Player’s hand is shown vertically on the left side of the chart. Always hit hands less than 9 unless otherwise indicated. Always stand on A,9 or higher.
It’s immediately obvious when you sit down to play a little blackjack; players have to make a large number of decisions on almost every hand, and the choices you make often make the difference between winning and losing. Blackjack strategy can be broken down into two major components: basic strategy and card counting.
Basic Strategy for 4 to 8-Deck Blackjack: Dealer Hits on Soft 17 Basic Strategy for Single Deck Blackjack: Dealer Stands on Soft 17 Wherever you do not find separate information for splitting a hand of 5-pair or 10-pair treat it as a hard hand (hard 10 and hard 20 respectively).