- Should I hit or stand on 17?
- Should you split 10s?
- Why is 16 the worst hand in blackjack?
- Should I hit or stand on 16?
- Do you always double down on 11?
- What is considered a soft 17?
- Do you hit 12 against a 2?
- Do you hit a 12 against a 4?
- When should I hit at 17?
- Do dealers count Ace 1 or 11?
- What’s the lowest you can stick on in blackjack?
- Do you hit 13 against a 2?
- What is a 5 card trick?
- Do you hit or stay on 13?
- Is 2 a bust card in blackjack?
- Do you hit on 12 against a 3?

## Should I hit or stand on 17?

In basic blackjack strategy, the worldwide consensus supports the same idea; never hit on 17.

Players are advised to always stand on a hand of 17 (and higher), as hands of this value are considered strong enough, while the chances of improving your total is slim, and busting is likely..

## Should you split 10s?

In Face-up Blackjack, where all the cards dealt are exposed, including both dealer’s cards, the correct strategy is to split 10s against the dealer’s 13, 14, 15 or 16. … It arises during the last hand of a round during a blackjack tournament.

## Why is 16 the worst hand in blackjack?

In fact, the value 16 is said to be the worst hand one can have in blackjack. Since sixteen of the other fifty cards have a value of 10 and four have a value of 11, there is a strong chance of getting at least an 18 with either or both split cards. A hand totaling 18 or 19 is much stronger than having a 16.

## Should I hit or stand on 16?

For example, if you have a “hard” 16 (e.g. 9-7) you should stand if the dealer shows a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. However, if you have A-5, and a “soft” 16, it’s worth hitting if the dealer shows a 2, and even doubling down if the dealer shows 3, 4, 5, or 6.

## Do you always double down on 11?

As the player and dealer aim to get as close to 21 as possible in order to win the hand, the player is in a strong position when holding 11 after two cards are dealt. … If the casino rules dictate the dealer must hit soft 17, you should always double down on 11 no matter what the dealers up card.

## What is considered a soft 17?

A soft 17 includes an Ace being counted as 11. Ace-6 is a soft 17, as are Ace-2-4, Ace-3-3, Ace-Ace-5 and others. When the dealer hits soft 17, the house edge against a basic strategy player is about two-tenths of a percent higher than if he stands.

## Do you hit 12 against a 2?

12 Against a Dealer’s 2 in Blackjack – Why Hit It? One of the more frustrating hands in blackjack is being dealt a 12 when the dealer shows a 2 upcard. … With a 2 upcard, the dealer has a 35% chance of busting and a 65% chance of making a 17 though 21. If you stand, you’ll win 35% of the time and lose 65% of the time.

## Do you hit a 12 against a 4?

12 stands against dealer 4 through 6, otherwise hit. 11 always doubles. 10 doubles against dealer 2 through 9 otherwise hit.

## When should I hit at 17?

Generally, if the dealer’s top card is 7 or more, you hit until you get to 17 and then you stand. If the dealer’s top card is 6, you hit until you get to 11 and then stand. If you have two aces or two 8, you always split them. If you have two 10s, you never split them.

## Do dealers count Ace 1 or 11?

The Dealer’s first ace counts as 11 unless it busts the hand. Subsequent aces count as one. If the player’s total is closer to 21 than the Dealer’s, the player wins even money (1 – 1).

## What’s the lowest you can stick on in blackjack?

PontoonAKA Twenty-one, vingt-et-un, blackjack (beware: casino rules for blackjack are very different) … Stick: Ask for no more cards, because you are happy with the total (although you cannot stick on less than 15).Twist: Ask the banker to turn over the next card face up.More items…•Nov 21, 2008

## Do you hit 13 against a 2?

Basic strategy recommends standing on hard 13 against upcards 2 through 6 because these put the dealer in a breaking position. Conversely, the optimal approach for hard 13 when the dealer shows cards 7 through Ace is to take a hit.

## What is a 5 card trick?

Pontoon is one of two ways to get double stakes. The other way is to get what is called a five card trick. This is where you get five cards without going over 21 points. A pontoon is better than a five card trick will beat any 21 with less than five cards, regardless if the five card trick is 21 or less.

## Do you hit or stay on 13?

There is a very strong possibility that the dealer can still get busted. On the other hand, there’s a slight advantage to take a hit when you have a 12 even if a bust will occur in 4 out of 13. It’s still wise to double down when you get a 9, 10, or 11. So you should hit 8 or less, hit 12 and stand 13+.

## Is 2 a bust card in blackjack?

The dealer has an average bust rate of 28.36% on any given hand and, as you can see, based on this chart, 4, 5, and 6 are the dealer’s biggest bust cards. … This also show that a common phrase heard at blackjack tables, “a 2 is the dealer’s ace“, is not even close to being true as the two bust 3 times as often as an ace.

## Do you hit on 12 against a 3?

Bottom line: Even though you’ll never get rich on 12 against a 3, no matter how you play it, hitting is the better play, because in the long run it will save you money compared to standing. Play #4. Not Splitting 8s Against a Dealer’s 9, 10, or Ace. “A 16 against a dealer’s 9, 10, or Ace is a loser.