Basic Strategy

Basic Strategy

Below are tables for standard basic strategy. This is an all purpose table that assumes no Surrender, Double Down on any first two cards, and Doubling after a Split. It is not designed for any specific number of decks. See the Blackjack Links page for more info.

Hard Totals

Dealer’s Up Card/
Your Hand
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
5 H H H H H H H H H H
6 H H H H H H H H H H
7 H H H H H H H H H H
8 H H H D D H H H H H
9 H D D D D H H H H H
10 D D D D D D D D H H
11 D D D D D D D D D H
12 H H S S S H H H H H
13 S S S S S H H H H H
14 S S S S S H H H H H
15 S S S S S H H H H H
16 S S S S S H H H H H
17 S S S S S S S S S S
18 S S S S S S S S S S
19 S S S S S S S S S S
20 S S S S S S S S S S
21 S S S S S S S S S S

H=Hit, S=Stand, D=Double
Soft Totals

Dealer’s Up Card/
Your Hand
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
A,2 H H H D D H H H H H
A,3 H H H D D H H H H H
A,4 H H D D D H H H H H
A,5 H H D D D H H H H H
A,6 H D D D D H H H H H
A,7 S D D D D S S H H H
A,8 S S S S S S S S S S
A,9 S S S S S S S S S S

H=Hit, S=Stand, D=Double
Pairs Totals

Dealer’s Up Card/
Your Hand
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
2,2 Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp H H H H
3,3 Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp H H H H
4,4 H H H Ds Ds H H H H H
5,5 D D D D D D D D H H
6,6 Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp H H H H
7,7 Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp H H H H
8,8 Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp
9,9 Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp S Sp Sp S S
10,10 S S S S S S S S S S
A,A Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp

H=Hit, S=Stand, Sp=Split, D=Double, Ds=Split if Doubling is allowed after the split, otherwise Double.

Need to know why you do all the above? Start with the Blackjack 101 page for all the “Why’s” about Basic Strategy.

Home| Amiga| Blackjack| Music| Virtual World|

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.