The first box indicates the blackjack strategy for a hard hand, the second for a pair hand, and the third for a soft hand.
On the horizontal axis of the squares is the dealer’s hand and the player’s hand on the vertical axis. This is the ‘basic blackjack strategy’.
However, it can indeed take time to memorize all the variables, so you have two options. Or have them always close by until you automate your movements or memorize only the truly important parts.
Well, to make your life easier we have prepared a series of online blackjack tricks, which are based on this basic blackjack strategy, which will allow you to quickly improve your game.
When you should ask for a letter
Strong handed 4 to 8 points.
The hard hand of 9, twice the bet when the dealer gets 2 to 6.
With a hard hand from 12 to 16, although only when the dealer has a card with a score that goes from 7 to ace, passing through king, queen and jack.
With soft hands 13 to 15.
Double the bet on a soft hand 16 to 18 when the dealer gets 2 to 6.
When to stand
You have a hard hand 12 to 16 when the dealer gets 2 to 6.
When you get a hard hand, 17 to 21.
You have a soft hand, 16 to 18 when the dealer gets 2 to 6.
When you get a soft hand, 19 to 21.
When to double the bet
With a hard hand with a score of 9 and with the dealer with a card that goes from 2 to 6.
Soft hand from 16 to 18 and the dealer with a card from 2 to 6.
When to split the play
With a pair of deuces, threes, sixes, sevens or nines, and the dealer with a 2 to 6 card.
With an Ace pair and a pair of 8.
When to give up
In this case, there is only one time when you have to give up without exception. With all the other combinations, the chance of getting a better hand is so good that it is worth continuing to play, as shown mathematically:
With a hard hand of 16 and the dealer with a 10.
As we have discussed before, these online blackjack tricks do not reflect the entire basic blackjack strategy, but they are much simpler and easier to implement right from the start without the need to constantly look at the charts.
Of course, once you master these basic concepts, we recommend memorizing the entire basic strategy; although obviously progressively so that everything is more natural.
The objective is to earn money, yes, but always keeping in mind that it is a game and that, therefore, it is not necessary to push yourself to study everything from the beginning.
Also, always keep in mind that, although using the basic strategy of blackjack we lower the online casino site’s advantage to a ridiculous 0.4%, this advantage is always there.
The rules always give the house an advantage, and no matter how well we play, we will never have a better chance of winning than the dealer. To win you always need luck, although using the basic strategy of blackjack much less.
Always use ‘basic blackjack strategy’
Hit a hard hand with a score of 4 to 8.
Stand 12-16 hard if the dealer is 2 to 6.
When you have a heavy hand, 17 to 21.
Double the bet on a strong hand for a score of 9 as well as a card from 2 to 6 for the dealer.
Split the play with a pair of deuces, threes, sixes, sevens or nines, and the dealer with a 2 to 6 card and with a pair of aces and a pair of eights always.
Double the bet in blackjack
Doubling the bet is basically asking for one more card (just one) by doubling the initial bet. This way if we win, we will also win double.
This action can bring us benefits when we have strong starting hands, such as 9, 10 or 11 and the dealer has an unfavorable face up card, for example, 2 to 6.
Of course, it must be taken into account that not all blackjack tables allow doubling and some only when we have a hand that goes from 9 to 11.
What’s more, some do not allow doubling the bet when we have already divided. For all these reasons, it is better to look at the rules, and what is allowed and what is not, before playing.