PinkJack
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April 15th, 2019 at 1:29:21 PM permalink
Would you suggest following the same BS after a hit on a soft hand. Or is there a different chart to follow?

I remember reading a post by Wizard that said that in a six deck game the difference between following BS and Composite Dependent BS is 0.004% and isn't worth the effort in a 6-deck game.

Any similar analysis for soft hands?

Assume, player has A,2 and Dealer has 4. Player hits and get to A,2,4 (soft 16). Should player Double?

6-deck game
Blackjack pays 3-2
Dealer stands on Soft 17
Late surrender allowed

Thank you!
Hunterhill
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April 15th, 2019 at 1:41:38 PM permalink
If they let you double after hitting then just double according to basic strategy.So in you example you would double.Double after hitting is an unusual rule,are you sure you are playing regular blackjack?
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PinkJack
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April 15th, 2019 at 2:10:04 PM permalink
I haven't checked. Maybe they don't. Will check the next time I visit.

So follow BS. Thanks!
PinkJack
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April 15th, 2019 at 2:29:20 PM permalink
What about Soft 18? Player A,2,5. Dealer 5.

Shall I hit or stay?
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PinkJack
April 15th, 2019 at 2:36:19 PM permalink
Please try this link below. It is a blackjack hand calculator at the Wizard of Odds site. You can define any and all of the blackjack hands you are can imagine, and see what the monetary return is on each possible option. Go crazy with it and have fun and learn.

Blackjack Hand Calculator
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April 15th, 2019 at 2:41:20 PM permalink
Quote: PinkJack

What about Soft 18? Player A,2,5. Dealer 5.

Shall I hit or stay?



Why didnít you double the A 2 vs a 5 to begin with ?
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April 15th, 2019 at 2:41:47 PM permalink
Lol. I was doing the same thing, but decided to reference the custom strategy card instead.

Use this link for that:

https://wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/strategy/calculator/

Plug in your game info.

The chart will tell you what to do against each dealer hand.
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PinkJack
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April 15th, 2019 at 2:45:32 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

Why didnít you double the A 2 vs a 5 to begin with ?



My bad. Say dealer has 3
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April 15th, 2019 at 4:21:56 PM permalink
There are only a couple dozen hands in BJ that aren't obvious. If you can't memorize them in short order, you really shouldn't be gambling with real money as you'll have just about no chance of winning. You do realize that even with perfect basic strategy, the house has an edge and will grind away your BR given enough time. If nothing else, memorizing these hands will show others you are serious and worth helping out. So far, you have not shown much effort to help yourself. Everyone is a newbie at one point. Some people stay there much longer than needed.
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