Under the basic strategy tables on the wizard of odds main page, it lists that for hard player totals of 4-8 (in a 4-8 deck shoe), a player always "hits" regardless of the dealer up card. I've seen listed, both 4-8 and sometimes 5-8, as the first row of hard player totals on other web page strategy tables
Shouldn't the hard total table start with a 5-8 player hard total? There are only (2) ways that player cards can total 4, either 2-2 or A-3. 2-2 is covered in the split table, and the A-3 is a soft 14, shown in the soft total table. Both of these tables list other player options besides always/only hitting. Am I missing some math or is there overlap/error of the 4-8 hard total strategy table?
To clarify, the table hard total is listed 4-8 (that is any hard 2 card total of 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8.) My confusion is that there is no hard total of 4. A total of 4 is either a pair of 2s or a soft 14 (A-3). Shouldn't the "Hard-Total" table start with a row value of 5 thru 8 and not 4 thru 8?
I see, I hadn't thought of different table rules or restrictions. Thanks, that's exactly what I was confused about.