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Strategy for the Soft Totals in Blackjack

The idea behind the basics of blackjack strategy is using the mathematics of probabilities to decrease the house advantage to the minimum level. Using some blackjack strategy during the game will make the house edge become 0.5%.

The house edge will become limited with the use of blackjack strategy but of course, their effectiveness will totally depend on the variations of house rules and how many card decks are being used. You will have greater advantage if the casino will permit doubling down after splitting and the casino will have greater advantage is you are playing blackjack with multiple card decks.

Discussed in this article is the blackjack strategy effective for soft totals. Soft totals are hands in blackjack that contain an Ace.

- If you have a blackjack soft total of Ace and Two or Ace and Three, you need to hit if the up card of the dealer shows a Two, Three, Four, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, or an Ace. If the up card of the dealer is a Five or Six, you then double down if sanctioned, or else just hit.

- If you have a blackjack soft total of Ace and Four or Ace and Five, you need to hit if the up card of the dealer shows a Two, Three, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, or an Ace. If the up card of the dealer is a Four, Five or Six, you then double down if sanctioned, or else just hit.

- If you have a blackjack soft total of Ace and Six, you need to hit if the up card of the dealer shows a Two, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, or an Ace. If the up card of the dealer is a Three, Four, Five or Six, you then double down if sanctioned, or else just hit.

- If you have a blackjack soft total of Ace and Seven, you need to stand if the up card of the dealer shows a Two, Seven, or Eight. You need to hit if the up card of the dealer shows a Nine, Ten, or an Ace. If the up card of the dealer is a Three, Four, Five or Six, you then double down if sanctioned, or else just hit.

- If you have a blackjack soft total of Ace and Eight, Ace and Nine, or Ace and Ten, you must always opt to stand.

This blackjack strategy for soft totals are very applicable is the casino blackjack rule states that the dealer must always stand on soft total of 17. Becoming familiar with this blackjack strategy will definitely help make the house edge become lower and you will have the total advantage in blackjack.

 
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