Blackjack Basic Strategy


Introduction

"Basic strategy" is the complete set of optimal decisions that a blackjack player can make to give himself the best odds possible. If you play perfect basic strategy, you can lower the house edge to less than 1%, which is very low compared to other casino games. Basic strategy varies depending on the casino rule variations and the number of decks used.

Basic Strategy Chart

Here is a chart showing the optimal decision for each blackjack hand. The dealer hand is along the top and the player hand is along the side. This strategy is for a game with 4 to 8 decks. Here is a link to a printable basic strategy chart.

H = Hit
S = Stand
D = Double down
SP = Split
  PAIRS
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
A,A SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
10,10 S S S S S S S S S S
9,9 SP SP SP SP SP S SP SP S S
8,8 SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
7,7 SP SP SP SP SP SP H H H H
6,6 H SP SP SP SP H H H H H
5,5 D D D D D D D D H H
4,4 H H H H H H H H H H
3,3 H H SP SP SP SP H H H H
2,2 H H SP SP SP SP H H H H
  SOFT HANDS
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
A,9 S S S S S S S S S S
A,8 S S S S S S S S S S
A,7 S D D D D S S H H H
A,6 H D D D D H H H H H
A,5 H H D D D H H H H H
A,4 H H D D D H H H H H
A,3 H H H D D H H H H H
A,2 H H H H D H H H H H
  HARD HANDS
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
17 S S S S S S S S S S
16 S S S S S H H H H H
15 S S S S S H H H H H
14 S S S S S H H H H H
13 S S S S S H H H H H
12 H H S S S H H H H H
11 D D D D D D D D D H
10 D D D D D D D D H H
9 H D D D D H H H H H
8 H H H H H H H H H H

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I didn't know Blackjack have these strategies. Thank you for enlightening me.
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alvinrr on March 7, 2019

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