How to play blackjack successfully

How to play blackjack successfully There are a number of different varieties of online blackjack, with variations in the decks used, side bets and number of hands allowed. You can play against the dealer on your own, or enter a tournament, and play with other blackjack enthusiasts too. Despite all the variations, though, there is a basic blackjack strategy that works in most situations, and can help you improve your chances of winning.

Basic Blackjack Strategy

Basic Blackjack Strategy will help you decide what call to make against the dealer, according to the first two cards you’re dealt, and the card the dealer is showing. It’s usually based on a chart that will allow you to look up your card, the dealer’s and make your decisions accordingly. The Wikipedia page on blackjack has an example of a chart that shows the dealer’s hand on the top and the player’s hand down the side. There are three different charts, showing hard totals (hands that don’t include an ace), soft totals (hands that do include an ace) and pairs. Bonus Blackjack Bonus Blackjack

Some basic rules

  Hard totals: •    If you have a hand that adds up to 17 to 20, always stand •    If you have 13 to 16, hit if the dealer has 7 and up •    If you have 12, hit if the dealer is showing 2,3 or 7 and higher •    If you have 11, double or hit, unless the dealer has an ace, in which case, hit •    If you have 10, double or hit unless the dealer has 10 or an ace, then hit •    If you have 9, hit if the dealer shows 2 or 7 and up. Double or hit if the dealer has 3 to 6 •    If you have 5 to 8, always hit Soft totals: •    If you have an ace and 8 or 9, always stand •    If you have ace and 7, stand if the dealer shows 2, 7 or 8. If the dealer has more than 8, hit. Double or stand if the dealer shows 3 to 6 •    If you have ace and 6, hit on 2 and 7 upwards. Double or hit if the sealer has 3 to 6 •    If you have an ace and 4 or 5, double or hit if the dealer shows 4 to 6, otherwise hit •    If you have ace and 2 or 3, double or hit if the dealer has 5 or 6, and hit on everything else Pairs: •    Always split a pair of aces •    Always stand if you have a pair of 10s •    If you have a pair of 9s, stand if the dealer shows a 7, 10 or ace, otherwise split •    Always split a pair of 8s •    If you have a pair of 7s, split them if the dealer shows 7 or less, otherwise hit •    If you have a pair of 6s, split them if the dealer has 6 or less, otherwise hit •    If you have a pair of 5s, double or hit if the dealer shows a 9 card or lower, otherwise hit •    If you have a pair of 4s, split them if the dealer has 5 or 6, otherwise hit •    If you have a pair of 2s or 3s, hit if the dealer has 8 and higher, otherwise split Sticking to a good blackjack strategy may not win you every hand you play, but it will increase your chances of winning in the long term. Good luck!


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