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Blackjack Basic Strategy Chart: 4/6/8 Decks, Dealer Hits Soft 17 Cards – October 1, 2008
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Just today, I saw a guy stack $80 dollars on a spot and practically give the money to the casino. He was dealt a 10 and 4 for a total of 14, against a the dealers 6. He took a hit and busted. When playing a 14 against a dealers 6 Blackjack "Basic Strategy" calls for the player to stand because the probability of the dealer busting by drawing a 6, 7, 8, 9, J, K, Q is more than you drawing a card that gives you a wining hand of 17, 18, 19, 20, or 21 (of course this still depends on what the dealer draws).
Blackjack is all statistics in each situation there is a less likely chance that you will loose by hitting or standing. All the calculations have been done for you, all you have to do is follow the rules like a robot.
I have read on various websites that some casinos sell similar cards with incorrect information. For example hitting a soft 17 vs a dealer 6, rather than correctly doubling down.
In addition to undersanding the odds it is important to realize the advantage the casino has and the advantages you have as a player.
The casino draws last. Therefore, if you have already busted they win. The casino also get an advantage with a tie.
You, the Player, have the following advantages:
1. You can decide how much to bet. (A money management system can help you.)
2. You can/should double down in some situations. (eg. you have a total of ten and the dealer has a six up.)
3. You can split your cards in other situations (i.e. with a pair. It is often a good idea to split 8's.)
Finally, and perhaps of most importance,
4. You can decide when to quit. (Hint: it's a good idea to quit when up.)
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The chart has been proven to be statistically accurate, but note: this card is smaller than a standard-size playing card. It is tiny! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ken Mitchell
I always keep this in my wallet. I know basic strategy for the most part but since I don't play often, this is a good reference for review before I hit the casino.Published 4 months ago by Horseneck Jake
Great card. Pit bosses constantly come and ask to "see" it. Even they're surprised when they look at it.Published 5 months ago by Ernesto Octavio Barreda