Blackjack Basic Strategy – Dealer Hits Soft 17

If you are playing at a blackjack table where the dealer hits soft 17, you need to slightly change the blackjack basic strategy rules for when to double down on hard and double down on soft hands. Here are the updated rules for when to double down.

3 blackjack basic strategy rules for doubling down on hard hands when dealer hits soft 17:

  1. Always DOUBLE on 11
  2. DOUBLE 10 vs. dealer 2 thru 9
  3. DOUBLE 9 vs. dealer 3 thru 6
Blackjack Basic Strategy - Dealer Hits Soft 17 - Double Down on Hard Hands

5 blackjack basic strategy rules for doubling down on soft hands when dealer hits soft 17:

  1. DOUBLE A8 thru A2 vs. dealer 6
  2. DOUBLE A7 thru A2 vs. dealer 5
  3. DOUBLE A7 thru A4 vs. dealer 4
  4. DOUBLE A7 thru A6 vs. dealer 3
  5. DOUBLE A7 vs. dealer 2

Blackjack Basic Strategy - Double Down on Soft Hands

The above are the relevant updates to the double down sections of the basic strategy card for when the dealer hits soft 17.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.