What’s the lowest you can sit on in blackjack?
The Dealer must draw on 16 or less, and stand on 17 or more. If your hand totals closer to 21 than the Dealer’s, you win, and are paid even money. If your hand is lower than the Dealer’s, you lose. If the Dealer busts, all remaining hands are paid even money, except a Blackjack which is paid 3 to 2.
Can you stick on 13 in blackjack?
When to hit in Blackjack
Remember, the idea is just to beat the dealer’s total. But if you are unlikely to win anyway, take another card. For example, if you hold 13 or 14 and the dealer has 7 or above, you’re likely in bad shape. Take another card and see where you are.
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.
Do you hit on 12 against a 5?
If the dealer’s card is a four, five or six it is vital you do not bust. It is common practice to hit on eight or less, but stand on anything 12 or higher. When the dealer has a three, you should hit on anything eight or below and 12, while standing on anything 13 or over.
What’s the difference between a soft 17 and a hard 17?
Any blackjack hand that contains an ace counted as an 11 is a soft hand. … For example, ace-6 is soft 17 whereas 10-7 and 7-9-ace hands are hard 17’s (notice that if your hand contains either no ace, or one or more aces that are each count as one, the hand is hard).
Do you hit soft 17 against a 2?
Suppose you are a dealt a soft 17 and the dealer’s upcard is a 2. I’ve seen many players double down in this situation, which is the right play in a single-deck game, but the wrong play in a double- or multi-deck game (in the latter games, you should hit soft 17 against a dealer’s 2 upcard).
When should I hit at 17?
1. If you have soft 17 or less, always hit (i.e., never, never stand with soft 17 or less regardless of what the dealer shows). 2. If you have soft 18 – 21, always stand, except hit a multi-card soft 18 against a dealer 9, 10, or ace.