Last time, you learned when to split pairs. Today you will learn the blackjack basic strategy rules for doubling down on soft hands. Note that some of these rules overlap the rules for standing on soft hands. You should follow the double down rules first and if double down is not allowed, then follow the rules for standing.
3 blackjack basic strategy rules for doubling down on soft hands:
- DOUBLE A7 thru A2 vs. dealer 5 or 6
- DOUBLE A7 thru A4 vs. dealer 4
- DOUBLE A7 thru A6 vs. dealer 3
Here is the section of the blackjack basic strategy chart that summarizes the above 3 rules:
Until next week, memorize the above 3 new blackjack basic strategy rules. This completes the rules for blackjack basic strategy. Next week we will do a review and put everything you learned so far together.