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Blackjack Tips

Blackjack Tips

Blackjack tips can help you to increase your chances of winning. Whether you are out to have fun with the chance of winning a few dollars or you are out to make some serious money, blackjack tips can help you. Here are some of the tactics or strategies you can use in blackjack to help you win more hands and bust your opponent’s hands.

  1. If you are holding a 12 or 14 against an dealer’s showing card of 5 or 6, it is advisable to double down as the dealer has a higher probability of subsequently busting. For example, the rate of rectifying the dealer’s potential straight is about 4:1. If you and the dealer both has a natural 14, you will win a total of $10 (12+9) minus $1 (the $1 that the dealer must pay you) = $4. If you and the dealer both have a 12, you will win a total of $6 (12+10) minus $1 (the $1 that the dealer must pay you) = $3. As always, the rule is if the dealer has a favorable card facing up, you should double down.
  2. If you are holding an Ace facing up, you should double if the dealer has a face card or a 10. Face cards mean that the dealer has less of an advantage than he would with an Ace. And, if you have an Ace, you should double if the dealer has a face card or a 9. Don’t double with a 10 face card – the dealer has a greater probability of already having a better hand.
  3. If you are holding an Ace and your next card is an Ace, it is again better to double. The odds are that the dealer with his two cards has a higher probability of already having a high hand, so keep hold of those Aces.
  4. If you have an Ace and a face card, you should bet even money. Your chances of winning are about 11:1. If the dealer has a face card, or a 10, you can safely split the pot.
  5. If you have an Ace and a 10 and the next card is 9, be sure to stand. The odds are that the dealer has a lower probability of already having a low hand. Hit as it is the best option.
  6. Double down if you have 9 against a dealer’s card of 5.
  7. If you have an Ace and a face card and the next card is 10, you should stand.

However, you should hit if the face card has a value of 4, 5 or 6.

  1. If you have an Ace and a face card of a 2 – 6, Ace, Ace – 9, Face card or 10, you should double if the face card is 5 or a 10.
  2. Ace and 5 against 6 is stronger than 6 and Ace against Ace.
  3. If you have a King and a 5 and the next card is 9 or 10, you should double if the face card is 9.

There are also some strategies which you can do with face cards. If you have a face card of 7 or higher, you can ‘Run’ a profitably risky double down strategy. When your card is low, the only option you have is to doubleā€¦

acts, but when it is high, you will need to hit in some circumstances. When you have a face card of 8 or 9 and the card next to it is a face card, you can double down on any number of cards, as long as the total is 10. The pokerbo strategy applies to a 9 and Ace.

A face card of 10 is a strong hand. When you have this hand, you can go ‘Bbingo’, as long as the cards are 9 and higher.

When you have an Ace and a face card, you have a strong hand, but you have to be careful in using it. You can ‘Stink ‘ with a high card, but you cannot ‘ stomp ‘ unless the face card is part of a running state.

The final card a player should look out for is the Ace and a face card. When you have this hand, you can always choose to double if the cards are 8 or higher, except the Ace is counted as ten. This is generally a game of chance, but if you play it with cleary calculation, you will win, provided the other person has no four cards of four different ranks.

Magically, a player can have five of a kind, six or even seven of a kind if they have three of the kind already. Clearly, this hand is close to unbeatable, so be ready with a large bet!