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4. Black Jack Strategy

To strengthen your chances at blackjack, you should follow a basic strategy. The dealer's hand is on the top and the player's hand is on the left of the box.

H is for Hit (take another card), S is for Stand (stay with what you have), D is for double-down (see above), and P is for split (see above).

Hard Totals
Hard Totals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
8 H H H D D H H H H H  
9 D D D D D H H H H H  
10 D D D D D D D D H H  
11 D D D D D D D D D D  
12 H H S S S H H H H H  
13 S S S S S H H H H H  
14 S S S S S H H H H H  
15 S S S S S H H H H H  
16 S S S S S H H H H H  
17-20 S S S S S S S S S S
Soft Totals
Soft Totals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
A 2 H H D D D H H H H H  
A 3 H H D D D H H H H H  
A4 H H D D D H H H H H  
A 5 H H D D D H H H H H  
A6 D D D D D H H H H H  
A 7 S D D D D S S H H H  
A 8 S S S S D S S S S S  
A9 S S S S S S S S S S  
Pair Splitting
Pairs 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
22 H P P P P P H H H H
33 H P P P P P H H H H
44 H H H D D H H H H H
55 D D D D D D D D H H
6 6 P P P P P H H H H H
77 P P P P P P H H H H
88 P P P P P P P P S P
9 9 P P P P P S P P S S
10's S S S S S S S S S S
A's P P P P P P P P P P
Multi-Deck Game
Hard Totals
Hard Totals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
8 H H H H H H H H H H  
9 H D D D D H H H H H  
10 D D D D D D D D H H  
11 D D D D D D D D D H  
12 H H S S S H H H H H  
13 S S S S S H H H H H  
14 S S S S S H H H H H  
15 S S S S S H H H H H  
16 S S S S S H H H H H  
17-20 S S S S S S S S S S S
Soft Totals
Soft Totals 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
A 2 H H H D D H H H H H  
A 3 H H H D D H H H H H  
A4 H H D D D H H H H H  
A 5 H H D D D H H H H H  
A6 H D D D D H H H H H  
A 7 S D D D D S S H H H  
A 8 S S S S S S S S S S  
A9 S S S S S S S S S S  
Pair Spliting
Pairs 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
22 P * P * P P P P H H H H
33 P * P * P P P P H H H H
44 H H H P P H H H H H
55 D D D D D D D D H H
6 6 P* P P P P H H H H H
77 P P P P P P H H H H
88 P P P P P P P P P P
9 9 P P P P P S P P S S
10's S S S S S S S S S S
A's P P P P P P P P P P