Online Blackjack School - lesson 2

The idea of this lesson is to learn the playing strategy to a degree that will allow a player to do the right play without really having to think about it This can be quickly committed to memory by making a chart with the possible player hand count and the correct decision that the total of the player hand calls for. A chart like this can be made up and then used to help in the players memory what to do based on the two cards that they are dealt.

Players Hand Count What to do
5 thru 8 Hit
9 DD 3 thru 6 or Hit
10 DD 2 thru 9 or Hit
11 DD 2 thru 10 or Hit
12 Stand 4 thru 6 or Hit
13 thru 16 Stand 2 thru 6 or Hit
17 or Higher Stand
A, 2 A, 3 DD against 5 or 6 or Hit
A, 4 A, 5 DD against 4 thru 6 or Hit
A, 6 DD against 3 thru 6 or Hit
A, 7 DD 3 thru 6 Stand against 2, 7, 8 or Hit
A, 8 A, 9 Stand
2, 2 3, 3 Split 2 thru 7 or Hit
4, 4 Split against 5 or 6 or Hit
5, 5 Hit (ads to 10)
6, 6 Split 2 thru 6 or Hit
7, 7 Split 2 thru 7 or Hit
8, 8 Split
9, 9 Split 2 thru 6 or 8 or 9 or Hit
10s Thru Ks Stand
A, A Split

Know this chart like your middle name. You must be able to make instantaneous decisions. Playing these Hand Rules cuts the house percentage as low as possible. Just knowing what to do with a hand will make it easier to win as the luck factor is also minimized.

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