Blackjack Basic Strategy

The main thing one should understand while playing twenty-one, no matter if it is online or live blackjack, is that it is very important to take proper decisions during the game. In this case blackjack strategies are irreplaceable.

Blackjack Strategies

  • It is recommended to play blackjack at the table which allows players to make their bets with 3 - 5% of one's total money. There is no need to hurry, so it is better to start small. Playing at such blackjack table can lead a player to a big win.
  • It is impossible for a player to win if he/ she have a hand of 17 points.
  • One should make a "double" (raise the original bet twice, get an additional card). By doing so a player has a strong advantage over the dealer, but it is rather risky to double when there are "soft hands" of, for example, 13-17 against the dealer's 4-6.
  • There is one more powerful move in blackjack - "split". It is recommended to split such card pairs as 2, 3, 8, and 7, and do not split the pairs of 5, 10 and face cards.

Blackjack Basic Strategy

All blackjack experts say that the first thing a beginner should do after learning the game's rules is to master blackjack basic strategy. The main principles of this strategy are built in the basis of the game's mathematics. If a player perfectly knows and understands this strategy he/ she will be able to play correctly at any blackjack scenario.

  • Blackjack Basic Strategy: Usage

    The strategy is based on charts which can turn out to be difficult for one's understanding: H means Hit, S - Stand, D - Double (if it is allowed, if it is not a player should hit), Ds - Double ( or Stand), P-Split, H/P - Split or Hit, H/R Surrender or Hit, P/R - Surrender or Split, S/R Surrender or Stand.

  • Blackjack Basic Strategy: Memorizing

    There are blackjack strategy cards with charts on them, which are very convenient for new players. Most casinos allow their players to use those cards.

For more understanding all aspects of the game, read our Blackjack Guide.