The mathematically correct way to play blackjack, called "basic strategy," can cut the casino's edge to 0.5%.
Our Blackjack Basic Strategy Charts to will teach you exactly when to: Hit or Stand, Double Down, Split Pairs, and Surrender your hand.
You don't have a chance of being a winning blackjack player if you don't first memorize this chart.
In case you’re not a visual learner these simple phrases might help you commit these rules to memory.
The goal with remembering phrases is to be able to look at your hand total and immediately recite the rule in your head, without having to see what the dealer has.
That way when you’re at the table and you look up to see what the dealer has, you already know how it relates to your hand and you can make your decision in a split second.
Memorizing these phrases will make you much faster and have fewer mistakes.
Surrenders: Once you’ve memorized the basic strategy chart perfectly, you will also need to learn at what count indexes you need to deviate from the basic strategy chart.
Deviations vary based on the rules of the game offered, and the rules of the region.
For example, in some games, the dealer must stand on a Soft 17, that is, an Ace, plus any combination of cards equaling 6. In other games, the dealer must hit on any Soft 17. Also, in Europe and commonly in Canada, dealers do not have a hole card.
This is called “European” or “European No-Hole” blackjack.
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