Casino Roulette Strategies

Blackjack Guide chart

Tables and Charts  November 17, 2015 – 12:31 pm
BLACKJACK CHART will give you The objective of this chapter is to present the entire basic playing strategy for all blackjack games that you may encounter in two formats:
a set of playing rules in a black-and-while table, and a summary of the strategy in a color-coded matrix chart.

You will be able to find an accurate basic strategy for any set of rules for the following games:

There are four strategy tables and four charts for single-deck games.
The following abbreviations are used in the tables and charts. You don’t have to memorize the abbreviations; they will become familiar to you after you begin to study the tables and charts. Note: The abbreviations also appear below each table and color-coded chart.


For each set of rules, you’ll find two different ways that the basic strategy is presented. The first is a black-and-white table and the second is a color-coded chart. Throughout the document I will refer to them as table and chart.

Note: The strategy in the tables and charts lists the player’s two-card hand total and a possible multi-card hand total as a result of hitting a previously different hand one or more times. In other words, play the multi-card hand as if it were an original two-card holding.

For example, suppose you are dealt a 9-3 against a dealer’s 2 upcard in a six-deck game with S17 and DAS. The strategy charts and tables state “hit.” You draw a 3 and you now have 15 against a dealer’s 2. If you look up the strategy for 15 against a 2 (table or chart), it states to “stand” against a dealer’s 2. And so you should stand.

For soft hands, since you can’t double down on more than two cards, any total that would have resulted in a double down, were it only two cards, now must become a hit or stand decision.

For example, suppose you are dealt an A-3 against a dealer’s 4 upcard. You hit (per the strategy chart or table), and draw a 4. You now have A-3-4, which you should consider as A-7. If it were a two-card A-7, you would double down against a 4; however, since the A-7 is actually three cards, and you can’t double down, you stand.

Here’s another situation that could occur with pairs if the casino rules either don’t allow replits, or if they do, but you have split up to a maximum of four hands. For example, suppose you are dealt a pair of 6s, the dealer’s upcard is a 6, and the rules don’t allow replits. You split the 6s and on one 6 you draw another 6. Because you can’t resplit, you once again have to consider just the total of the hand (12) against the dealer’s 6 upcard and decide whether to stand or hit (for which, in this example, the strategy charts and tables state to stand). Suppose instead the casino rules allow replits and you draw two more 6s, giving you four hands, each one starting with a 6. On one (or more) of the 6s you draw yet another 6 which could occur in a multi-deck game. Since you can’t split again, you must consider this hand as a 12 against a dealer’s 6 to determine how to play it.

Another point to keep in mind is that the strategy in the following tables and charts does not consider the composition of the cards in the hand. For example, the strategy charts and tables state that you should hit hard 16 against a dealer’s 10 (assuming surrender is not offered), regardless if your 16 is composed of 10-6 or 8-4-4. I’ll have more to say about composition-dependent strategy in Chapter 5.


The color-coded strategy chart contains the same information as the black-and-white table except it presents the strategy in the form of a color-coded matrix. The reason is that some players find it easier to learn the basic strategy with a color-coded chart. The dealer’s upcard (2 though Ace) appears along the top of the chart and the player’s hand can be found down the first column, grouped in order by Hard Hands, Soft Hands, followed by Pairs. For example, if you are dealt, say, a 12 and the dealer’s upcard is a 2, go down the first column to 12, go across the top (Dealers’ Upcard ) to the 2, and at the intersection of the 12 and the 2 is the letter H, meaning the correct strategy is to hit.

Let’s try another hand. Supposed you are playing a single-deck, H17, NDAS game and you are dealt an A-7 against the dealer’s upcard of 6. To find the correct strategy, go down the first column to A-7 and then go across the row until it intersects with the column labeled 6 (i.e., dealer’s upcard). You’ll notice the letters Ds at that intersection. The abbreviation Ds means double down if the rules allow it, otherwise, you should stand.

Note: There is a listing of abbreviations at the bottom of each chart.


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