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# Do you hit a 16 against 10?

According to most Basic Strategy, you would hit on a hard 16 when the dealer upcard is a 7,8,9,10, or face card, including Aces.

## Should you always hit 16 in blackjack?

According to basic computations, a dealer with 7, 8, 9, 10 or Ace showing, is going to end with a total between 17 and 21, anywhere from 74% to 83% of the time. Therefore, a blackjack basic strategy will correctly dictate that hitting the 16 gives the player the best chance of beating the dealer.

## What to do in 16 vs 10 in blackjack?

There happens to be a 16 versus 10 exception in blackjack. If you've drawn at least once, so your 16 comprises three or more cards, stand rather than hit.
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An Exception to the 16 vs 10 Rule in Blackjack
1. Split the 16 if it's a pair of eights.
2. Surrender if the option is available.
3. Hit.
4. Stand.

## Do you hit a 15 against a 10 in blackjack?

16 surrenders against dealer 9 through Ace, otherwise don't surrender (revert to hard totals). 15 surrenders against dealer 10, otherwise don't surrender (revert to hard totals).

## Should you hit 16 against 7?

You actually gain more by hitting 16 vs. 7 than you do by hitting 16 vs. 10 or Ace. That's because if you improve your 16, you win more often when the dealer starts with a lower card.

## Should I hit 15 against 10?

In a double- or multi-deck game, if your 15 consists of an 8-7, hit against a dealer 10 upcard (rather than surrender). In all games, if your 16 is multi-card or the result of a pair split, stand against a dealer's 10 upcard instead of hit.

## Do you hit 15 against 3?

Soft 15 Basic Playing Strategies

Hit against a dealer's 2, 3, and 7 through ace. Double down on dealer's 4, 5, and 6. If the playing rules do not allow doubling down on soft hands, or your soft 15 consists of three or more cards, then hit against all dealer upcards.

## Do you hit on 16 vs 10 blackjack?

If the dealer's card is a 10-value-card, you still need a strong hand. It is best to hit when holding a hand of 10 or 12-16, and stand on anything 17 and over.

## Should you hit 15 and 16?

If you hit the 16, you will win 25.23 percent of the time, bust out 69.31 percent of the time and push 5.46 percent of the time for a net loss of 44.08 percent of the time. By standing on the “hard 16” you will win 29.01 percent of the time and lose 70.99 percent of the time for a loss of 41.98 percent of the time.

## Do you surrender 16 vs 10 in blackjack?

Here is a quick summary of late surrender rules:

If the dealer has a 10, then you should always surrender if you have a 16, and also surrender all 15s unless it's a single deck game.

## Is 16 the worst hand in blackjack?

In fact, the value 16 is said to be the worst hand one can have in blackjack. Since sixteen of the other fifty cards have a value of 10 and four have a value of 11, there is a strong chance of getting at least an 18 with either or both split cards. A hand totaling 18 or 19 is much stronger than having a 16.

## Should you double every 11 on blackjack?

For most people, particularly those who are newer to blackjack, it's almost always a good idea to double down when you are showing an 11.

## Should you hold at 17 in blackjack?

If it's good enough for the dealer, it's the same for players … hitting soft 17 is always better than standing. Therefore, one of the golden rules of smart play is this: No matter what blackjack game you are playing, never stand on soft 17.

## Do you double 11 against 10?

When you double down, you risk losing double your original bet, but with 11 vs. 10, you win double your bet more often, giving you a higher average profit.

## Do you always split 9s in blackjack?

For example, if you are dealt a pair of 9s against a dealer's 6 upcard, you should split them. Suppose on the first 9, you are dealt another 9 on the draw. You should resplit to form a third hand. If the casino allows resplits up to a total of four hands, then you should resplit again if you are dealt another 9.

## Is blackjack more skill or luck?

Purely based on statistics, some casino gamblers get lucky and win money. Blackjack, however, can be beaten based on skill—no luck involved.

## Do you hit 12 against a 3?

That may be true for most stiff hands (meaning, a hard 12 through 16) but it's not the case when you are holding a 12 against a 3. There are only four cards that could bust your 12 — a ten, jack, queen, or king. On the other hand, five cards will get you to 17–21 (a five, six, seven, eight, or nine).

## What are the odds of busting 16?

Hit on 18 = 77% chance of busting. Hit on 17 = 69% chance of busting. Hit on 16 = 62% chance of busting. Hit on 15 = 58% chance of busting.

## What is the 16 rule in blackjack?

A hard 16 is a blackjack hand that contains either no Aces, or if an Ace is present, it counts as one. Some examples of hard 16 are: 10-6. 7-9.

## Should you always split 10s in blackjack?

When it comes to splitting 10s in the game of blackjack, the bottom line should be: Average players should never split and should always stand on 20. Card counters will sometimes split in ten-rich decks. Smart tournament players will sometimes split when they need to bet more chips, especially if it's the last hand.

## Is it better to split 10s or 6 in blackjack?

As for the arithmetic, the statistical data on how often you will win when you split a pair of 10s against a dealer showing a 6 is 64% of the time. Your profit expectations for every \$100 you bet while splitting those 10s will be, on average, a \$56 profit.

## Do you hit 16 against a 7 in blackjack?

If you play basic strategy at blackjack, you'll hit 16 if the dealer's face-up card is 7 or higher.

## Should I hit or stand on 16?

You need to stand on the 16 to give yourself the greatest chance of not losing. Be patient, because you'll make your money at the blackjack table with the better hands that you're dealt… In my book, I give you everything you need to enjoy the results I enjoy at the Blackjack table.

## Should I hit or stay on 15?

Provided that late surrender is unavailable, you should stand on hard 15 against low-value cards 2 through 6 and hit versus 7 through ace. Undoubtedly, hitting a hard total of 15 is not the easiest decision to make at the blackjack table, especially against the dealer's 10.

## Do you hit 2 against 12?

MATH OF HITTING 12 AGAINST DEALER'S 2

If you hit, you'll win 37.4% of the hands and lose 62.6%, on average (excludes ties). 29.6% for standing (64.8% – 35.2%) and 25.2% for hitting (62.6% – 37.4%). After 100 hands, in which you stand on 12 each time, you'd lose about \$29, on average.
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