If double after pair splitting is not permitted use
these rules for pair splitting.
22 |
H |
H |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
H |
H |
H |
H |
33 |
H |
H |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
H |
H |
H |
H |
44 |
H |
H |
H |
H |
H |
H |
H |
H |
H |
H |
55 |
D |
D |
D |
D |
D |
D |
D |
D |
H |
H |
66 |
H |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
H |
H |
H |
H |
H |
77 |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
H |
H |
H |
H |
88 |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
99 |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
S |
SP |
SP |
S |
S |
1010 |
S |
S |
S |
S |
S |
S |
S |
S |
S |
S |
AA |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
SP |
If the dealer
hits soft 17 (A+6), then double down on 11 against dealer's ace, double
down on soft 19 (A+8) against dealer's 6, double down on soft 18 agaist a
dealer's 2, and surrender hard 15, hard 17, and a pair of 8's against a
dealer's ace.
For European Rules, (dealer does not take a down card
until players complete their hands and all player double down and split
bets are lost to a dealer blackjack) do not split or double down against a
dealer's ace, do not double down against a dealer 10, and do not split a
pair of 8's against a dealer's 10.
Using the information in the
table, how would you play this hand. You hold 2,2 and the dealer's upcard
is a 6. Go across the top and find the dealers 6 upcard. Go down the first
column under Players Hand and find 22. At the intersection of the row and
column you'll find a P which means you should split.
How about an,
Ace,7 (soft 18) against dealers 3. The table shows D/S. This means you
should double down if they allow doubling on soft hands. If the rules do
not allow you do double on a soft hand, the you would stand.
How
about this hand: 2,3,Ace (soft 16) against dealers 5. The table shows D/H.
Since most casinos will not allow to double down on 3 or more cards you
should hit.
The basic strategy in the table should be memorized.
This is not as difficult a task as your first think because you probably
know most of it already. You must be able to play each and every hand
dealt to you perfectly. Mistakes will cost you money so practice the basic
strategy and always use it when you play.
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