Blackjack is one of the favorite games of online casino goers . The rules are very simple, but the real difficulty lies in figuring out the right move to make based on the cards obtained. To help less experienced players, over time strategies have been developed to limit errors. One of these is the Blackjack Table, where all possible moves are indicated, keeping in mind your cards and those of the dealer. Remember that at the beginning the latter always has one card face up and one face down. Let’s now analyze this table, first taking a quick look at some fundamental terms.
Stand (or Stand): when your hand seems satisfactory and you do not want any more cards, just say Stand (in the English version “Stand”), or click on the button if you are playing Blackjack online .
Card (or Hit): if the score in your hand is low you can request another card, and if you are still not satisfied you can request more until you decide to stop or you are busted.
Double: In the early stages of the game, you also have the option of doubling your stake.
Split: if the first two cards dealt are of the same value, then you can split them (from the English verb “to divide”). In this case you will have to add a new starting bet, but in practice you will be playing with two first cards.
As you can see, we have two lines to take into account: the vertical one and the horizontal one. The first concerns the possible combinations of points of the player at the table. The second takes into account the dealer’s cards. Reading this table is very simple, but to make it even clearer we will make a practical example.Suppose your first two cards are an Ace and a 7. At the moment, therefore, you are holding a potential score of 18 (remember that the Ace can be worth either 1 or 11).
Now let’s turn our attention to the dealer’s only open card. For example, if he had a 2, then, again statistically speaking, you’d better stop. This is because the dealer, even if he had a 10 or an Ace as his up card, could only outperform you with a 6, 7, 8 or 9. His odds are therefore less than what would lead him to bust.If, on the other hand, the dealer has a 3, 4, 5 or 6, then it would be right not only to stop but also to double your bet.
In fact, to outdo you, the dealer would run the serious risk of going bust.If instead you are faced with a 9, a card that is worth 10 or an Ace, you are almost obliged to have to ask for another card. The chances of getting high are naturally very high but remember the double function of the Ace that you can also count as 1.