# Is it smart to split aces in blackjack?

Always split
Cards with a value of ten are plentiful in blackjack, so it makes sense to split a pair of aces. If you don't split your aces, one is given a value of one and the other a value of 11. This means only a nine can take you to 21 on your next card.

## Is splitting aces good?

Resplitting aces is often disallowed in both landbased and online blackjack. This is not the case with other pairs which usually can be resplit to form up to four hands. This makes perfect sense considering resplitting aces adds roughly 0.08% to the players' advantage.

## What do you never split in blackjack?

Never split tens.

This is a common rookie mistake in Blackjack. Splitting 10s essentially sacrifices a great hand for a very slim chance at an even better one. See below: If you play a pair of 10s, your hand has a value of 20, which is quite good.

## Should you ever split 5s in blackjack?

One of the absolutes in blackjack is that you should never split 5s. Most players aren't even tempted, because they recognize they have a much stronger building block for a hand when they start with 10 than starting each of two hands with 5s.

## Should you split 6S in blackjack?

RESPLITTING 6S

If the playing rules allow you to resplit, then it is advantageous for you to do so. For example, if you are dealt a pair of 6s against a dealer's 5 upcard, you should split them. Suppose on the first 6, you are dealt another 6 on the draw. You should resplit to form a third 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.

## Should you always hit 16 in blackjack?

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 hit a 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 you always double on 11 in 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.

## Why do you never split 10s?

That's not too surprising because it's tough for the dealer to beat a strong hand of 20. If you split the 10s one time, you stand to win 63% and lose 37% on each split hand. That's a significant decrease in the number of hands won simply because if you split, you will often end up with less than 20 on both hands.

## Why do you always split 8s?

No matter what you do with 8,8 against a dealer ten — stand, hit, split, double, or surrender — you'll lose money over the long run. However, splitting the 8s will result in the lowest long-term loss of all the options, which is why it's the basic strategy play.

## Do you double down on 11 against a 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 split 7s against a 3?

In multi-deck games, always split 7s against a dealer's 2 through 7, otherwise hit. In double-deck games, split 7s against dealer's 2-8 if DAS or 2-7 if NDAS; otherwise hit.

## Do you split 8s against a 9?

Other experts advise against splitting 8s against anything but a 7, or unless the dealer shows a bust card of 3, 4, 5 or 6. (In the latter case, you likely would split anything short of 9s or 10s.)

## Do you ever split 10s?

A pair of 10s can be split to advantage on two occasions only, the first one being when the shoe/deck is depleted of low cards. With an excess of ten-value cards and aces, the player stands better chances of pulling another 10 or an ace to make two solid hands with totals of 20 or 21.

## Should you always go all in with aces?

Pocket aces strategy evaluation.

Aces are not a hand to be slow played. The ideal situation is to be all in on the flop against your opponents. However this is not going to be likely, especially in a cash game.

## Should I stick on 15 at blackjack?

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.

## 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.

## Should you hit on a 12 or 13 in blackjack?

Blackjack: When to hit

Ultimately, the game's main aim is to beat the dealer's hand. While it's not advised, some players choose to hit when they have a hand total of 12 or 13 and the dealer has a lower card. That hand is very unlikely to win but it just might, depending on what card you'll draw next.

## How often does 20 win in blackjack?

But players win with 20 a lot more often than they lose, with about 70.2 percent of player 20s winning, 12.2 percent losing and 17.6 percent pushing. Twenty is a profitable hand for players against every dealer face up card. Let's look at player 10-10 vs.

## Do you hit a 13 against a 6?

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 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.

## Do you hit on 15 against a 7?

Regardless of the number of decks of cards or the mix of playing rules, the correct playing strategy for a soft 15 is: Hit against a dealer's 2, 3, and 7 through ace.

## 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 hit on 13 against a 2?

When gamblers find themselves in a situation where their hand totals 13 and the dealer's upcard is from 2 through 6, they should stand. For the rest of the possibilities of the dealer's upcard, players need to hit, i.e. against stronger cards 7 through ace.
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