• Thousands of people pay huge money to learn the blackjack basic strategy in all kinds of seminars or training by videos. You don't have to do that. Save your money for real play at casinos. Just learn, memorize, and apply the three color-coded tables in the following order. This is the only, therefore the best sequence of learning and applying the blackjack basic strategy to the casino table. Do NOT gamble online: You will lose regardless how well you play, including perfect application of the blackjack basic strategy. Internet casinos cheat big-time! The software can do whatever the online gambling operators want it to. You can't see a thing!
All your decisions in blackjack should follow the three sequences listed below. Of course, you are, like every gambler out there, an independent mind. You have your own gambling strategy, including alterations of the basic strategy at the blackjack table. You must have had plenty of experiences in that tough environment. This is mostly for those blackjack players who never seemed to be able to grasp the basic strategy. It is said that a majority of the gamblers do not have a grasp on blackjack basic strategy. It must be so because the training has been absolutely wrong. They put all the decisions in blackjack in one table, a spreadsheet-like table that is very hard to memorize. I was NOT able to learn the blackjack basic strategy from that one spreadsheet! My success at learning the blackjack basic strategy came soon after I applied the method of three color-coded charts of blackjack decisions. The average person will learn near perfectly the basic strategy within one week. It is guaranteed… and it is free. That is, no money-back guarantees! Stay cool while you study! Best of luck!
1 - Split Pairs Table (Chart): If first two hands not applicable, move quickly to #2;
2 - Double Down Table (Chart): If first two hands not applicable, move quickly to #3;
3 - Hit (Draw) or Stand Table (Chart): A final decision must be made now; a basic strategy player will either stand (stay), or hit the hand.
#1: Split Pairs Table, Chart
#2: Double Down Table, Chart
#3: Stand or Hit (Draw) Table, Chart
Right-click on each image to print the corresponding blackjack basic strategy chart. Always print in vivid color! The three images are: split-pairs.gif, double-down.gif, hit-stand.gif.
• Always stand on 17 or greater.
• Always split A+A and 8+8.
• Never split 10+10 and 5+5 (unless you seeing Ion Saliu playing that way).
I play fancy sometimes and hit, even double, a 12 or 13 against dealer 5 or 6 only and only when I consider the probability be high to get a low card! I admit, I had no choice but double a 12 against a dealer 6 when the dealer made a serious error. The player prior to my hand was not a basic strategy player and stood on less than 11! The Asian dealer turned a 9 card, while the player had said "stand". Rocket science for Ion Saliu, who doubled down and won (less than $50!!! The morale: You should never ever be ashamed if winning because of dealer's gross mistakes! Also, beware of dealers' tendency to cheat by miscounting. If that happens, you could win big time in courts of law! Always look closely at dealers' hands!)
The three blackjack strategy charts are graphics (split-pairs.gif, double-down.gif, hit-stand.gif). You can right-click on each one and select to print it — always in color!
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