Below you will see a Blackjack chart we had made. The strategy is from Lance Humble’s book, The World’s Greatest Blackjack Book. You can right click and save the chart on your computer, if you wish.
The above chart does not show surrender plays. 16 should be surrendered when the dealer shows 9,10 or Ace and 15 should be surrendered when the dealer shows a 10.
Column 2 shows that if a player is dealt Ace,4 (soft 15) against a 4 then it should be doubled down. The last column shows that if a player is dealt Ace,2 (soft 13) against a 4 then it should be hit. If the next card is a 5 then the player has soft 18 but he is no longer allowed to double therefore the last column shows that the player should stand. Put another way, it is never a correct play to hit soft 18, the right move is to double or stand depending on the situation.
Humble states that adjustments when doubling is not allowed after splitting are as follows:
- 4s are never split
- 6s are only split against Dealer 3,4,5,6
- 2s and 3s are only split against Dealer 4,5,6,7.