Blackjack basic strategy

Blackjack basic strategy

Blackjack is a game based on mathematics, without which no player can hope to win consistently.However, to play is not necessary to be math geniuses, just follow the basic strategy tables. If you really want to learn to play and really understand why you can beat the dealer,then you need to understand the mathematics behind it.

The Bunch

The number of decks that a casino uses, from 6 to 8, influence the probability. For a correct calculation should therefore know in advance how many decks are used and then act accordingly. However, considering that online casinos shuffle the cards in each hand, the problem resolves itself. That is to say that we should not worry about the number of decks, the cards are always shuffled, then each new hand starts from the same conditions. In this case, no matter what cards are out previously, each card will always have the same chance to get out because the casino shuffles that already exits. However, even if the cards in previous hands were put aside, this would not affect much our computations.

Tour and Player

The house has a big advantage over the player, it speaks last. Awaits the decision of the player and if he wins this bust without doing anything. This incredible benefit is partially damped by the obligation to call with a score of 16 or less (and stay with 17 and up), and the consequent freedom of choice of player who can do as they wish regardless of the score of the hand. The player can also afford it (though it would be totally undesirable) to stop at 11. And no one forbids it. It can also be called with 20, it would be absurd, but it can do. This freedom of decision, if exploited at best, offers almost the same conditions and bench player.


The dealer must achieve a score of at least 17 but no other calling cards catch him. Nothing remains that can still reach 18, 19, 20 or 21 do. Everything depends on the paper in his hand (the discovery), and subsequent papers.
Starting with 6 not the same thing starting with an Ace or a ten (or figures). The probability of making 21, 20, 19, 18, or 17 are different in all three cases.