Black Jack "Basic Strategy" Play Matrix

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

17+

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

15

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

14

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

13

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

Y

12

H

H

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

O

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

9

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

U

5 thru 8

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

A,8 - 10

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

R

A,7

S

D

D

D

D

S

S

H

H

H

A,6

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A,5

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

H

A,4

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A,3

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A

A,2

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A,A; 8,8

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

N

10, 10

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

9, 9

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

S

SP

SP

S

S

D

7, 7

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

6, 6

H

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

5, 5

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

4, 4

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

3, 3

H

H

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

2, 2

H

H

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

Hit

Stand

Double Down

Split

The above is a "mostly complete" table of basic strategy. Some special circumstances have been omitted.  It is enough to get started with, and gives you an idea of what basic strategy is all about.  My advice is: find a playing card sized version of this chart.  These can be found in casino gift shops and gamblers supply stores everywhere.  Refer to the table when you play.

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