# Do you split 9 against a 10?

The basic playing strategy for a pair of 9s is to: Split when the dealer's upcard is 2 through 6 or 8, 9. Stand when the dealer's upcard is 7, 10, or Ace.

## Do you split against a 10?

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.

## At what count should you split 10s?

In Face-up Blackjack, where all the cards dealt are exposed, including both dealer's cards, the correct strategy is to split 10s against the dealer's 13, 14, 15 or 16.

## Do you split 9s against an 8 in blackjack?

“With 9s, there's a stop and start. You always split 9s against 6s or under, then stand against 8, then split against 8s or 9s, then stand again against 10s and Aces.

## Should you split nines?

You should either split or stand on your 9s. Splitting your 9s is a good move versus weaker dealer upcards such as 2 through 6 and 8. The split of this pair enables players to start two brand new hands with a solid total of 9 each when the dealer is in a bad position.

## What numbers should you split on?

Always split
• Aces. ...
• Eights. ...
• Tens. ...
• Fours. ...
• Fives. ...
• You have twos, threes or sevens and dealer's up-card is two to seven (inclusive) ...
• You have nines and dealer's up-card is two to six (inclusive), eight or nine. ...
• You have sixes and dealer's up-card is two to six (inclusive)

## 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).

## Should I hit 16 against a 9?

When holding nine or less or 12-16 it's best to hit, but stand on a total of 17 or more. If the dealer's card is a four, five or six it is vital you do not bust.

## Do you double down on 11 against a 9?

Never double down when you're showing anything higher than an 11, as the chances of going bust are too high to risk. It's better to simply hit or stick on a lower total, and then hope that the dealer goes bust. Basically, if you're ever unsure whether to double down, stick to the safe option and keep your bet as it is.

## Should you always split 8s?

Splitting eights limits one's losses and improves one's hand. Probabilistic research of expected value scenarios shows that by splitting eights one can convert a hand that presents an expected loss to two hands that may present an expected profit or a reduced loss, depending on what the dealer is showing.

## Why you never split 10s?

If 10s are split, only 6 out of 13 cards will give a total greater than 18. 7 or 8 will give a pat hand that is still less than the average winning dealer hand. All other cards (2–6) will be even more vulnerable.

## Why do you split 8s against 10?

Michael Shackleford, who calls himself "the Wizard of Odds," says splitting 8s against a dealer 10 has the "smallest expected loss" (as opposed to staying, hitting or doubling) of all moves with a pair of 8s.

## Why not split 10s against a 6?

If you split a pair of 10s against the dealer 6 you are going to win 64 percent of the times and lose only 36 percent (net gain of 28 percent).

## 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.

## 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.

## Do you split 7s vs a 10?

Dealer's Upcard

If the playing rules are S17 and NDAS then: You should split against a dealer's upcard of 2-7. Hit against a live blackjack dealer 8, 9, and Ace upcard. Surrender against a dealer 10 if allowed, otherwise stand.

## 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.

## What is rule of 9 in blackjack?

By the Rule of 9, doubling down is your best play. Hit. Your 2 plus the dealer's 4 equals only 6, therefore you should just hit. Double.

## Do you hit 16 vs 7?

On all your two-card hard 16s, you gain by hitting whenever the dealer has 7 or higher, but the gain is biggest when the dealer has a 7 up.

## Should I hit 15 against 7?

Sam says: “Always hit a hard 15 when the dealer's up-card is a 7 through an ace. If you stand on that 15, you will win 25.36 percent of the time and lose 74.64 percent of the time. That makes a net loss of 49.28 percent.

## Do you hit 13 against a 2?

14 stands against dealer 2 through 6, otherwise hit. 13 stands against dealer 2 through 6, otherwise hit. 12 stands against dealer 4 through 6, otherwise hit. 11 always doubles.

## Do you hit on 15 against a 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 split 6s against a 2?

You may find the following two rules an easy way to remember how to play your 6s: In a single- and double-deck game with DAS, split 6s against dealer's 2‒7; otherwise hit. If NDAS, split against 2‒6. In a multi-deck game with DAS, split 6s against dealer upcard of 2‒6; otherwise hit; if NDAS, split against 3‒6.

## Do you hit 12 against a 5?

In other words, more cards will get you to a made hand than will bust your hand. It's true that you should stand on 12 against any dealer's 4, 5, and 6 up card because of the dealer's high bust frequency (40%, 43%, and 42% respectively).

## 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.