The chart you start with is not the chart you end with! Once you learn this chart you will have to learn additional blackjack rules and deviations that relate to the specific rules of the games you will be playing. The better you learn basic strategy the easier it will be to transition to the other rules-specific charts.
There are four strategy tables and four charts for single-deck games to play blackjack. The following abbreviations are used in the blackjack strategy charts. You don’t have to memorize the abbreviations; they will become familiar to you after you begin to study the strategy charts.
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Blackjack Basic Strategy Chart. Very few players realise that basic strategy charts differ depending on the number of decks being played with and the specific rules of the blackjack table. Below you will see a basic strategy chart that is correct for 4-8 decks where the dealer stands on Soft 17.
Double deck charts. The double-deck blackjack chart is identical for around 270 out of 280 decisions, but deviates from single-deck strategy in a number of situations when doubling or surrendering is possible. The biggest deviation is with a pair of 7s, which with 2 decks should be hit against a 10, but surrendered or stand in a 1 deck game.
While your playing at the table you should never drink any alcohol or play when your tired. Casinos give free alcoholic drinks out in the attempt to impair your think-ing. Don t play after midnight unless you slept all day. Remember Blackjack is a thinking person s game and playing to the chart on the left will help you increase your chances of ...
Always on 6 through to 8. 9 unless the dealer’s face up ranges 3-6. Soft 13-14 unless the dealer’s face up is 5 or 6. Soft 15-16 unless dealer’s face up is 4-6. Soft 18 when the dealer’s face up is 9 or more. A pair of 7 when the dealer’s face up is more than 8 or an Ace.
The charts above may look a bit intimidating and confusing if you are seeking a simple strategy to take to the blackjack table. However, there is a simpler method you can use to memorise the general points of the blackjack strategy above.
A basic strategy chart will always recommend splitting these hands because your chances of hitting blackjack (21) significantly increase. A pair of Aces equals 12, while a pair of 8s equals 16. These are bad totals for you, so make sure you split. There are a few other scenarios where splitting is the correct move.