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Blackjack Strategy Chart

Sound blackjack strategy is very important if you’re looking to win. Sure you can lose with good strategy but why not get as much of an advantage as possible against the dealer.

The following blackjack strategy card will allow you to make the best statistical decisions in regards to standing, hitting, double down, splitting, and surrendering. This is assuming the casino is using four or more decks and the dealers are standing on soft 17s. This was done this way because it’s by far the most popular form of blackjack.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
8 H H H H H H H H H H
9 H DD DD DD DD H H H H H
10 DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD H H
11 DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD 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/R H
16 S S S S S H H H/R H/R H/R
17 S S S S S S S S S S
A, 2 H H H DD DD H H H H H
A, 3 H H H DD DD H H H H H
A, 4 H H DD DD DD H H H H H
A, 5 H H DD DD DD H H H H H
A, 6 H DD DD DD DD H H H H H
A, 7 S DD DD DD DD 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
2, 2 H/P H/P P P P P H H H H
3, 3 H/P H/P P P P P H H H H
4, 4 H H H H/P H/P H H H H H
5, 5 DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD H H
6, 6 H/P P P P P H H H H H
7, 7 P P P P P P H H H H
8, 8 P P P P P P P P P P
9, 9 P P P P P S P P S S
10, 10 S S S S S S S S S S
A, A P P P P P P P P P P
H Hit
DD Double Down
S Stand
P Split
H/R Surrender (if available), otherwise hit
H/P Split if allowed to double afterwards, otherwise hit

The chart works like this; Find your hand on the left side of the card and the dealers face up card along the top of the card. Put the row and column together and you get a letter or initial. H means to hit, DD means to double down, S means to stand, P means to split.

I would advise people to print this off and keep it close to your PC when playing online. I probably wouldn’t bring it to a land based casino as you might get laughed at. Using this card or any other blackjack strategy card will not give you an advantage over the dealer but it will help you lose less and win more then you would without it.


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