First of all, I must apologize for all of the innuendo and double entendre in yesterday’s hard 9 article. I couldn’t help it; it was just too easy. And if you didn’t notice it, then forget that I said anything. There was nothing wrong with that totally wholesome article.
The proper moves with hard hands, just like with soft hands, requires a knowledge of statistics and a calculation of the odds of each card you could receive as well as the odds for what card the dealer has in the hole and what cards he will receive when hitting, if necessary. If you are unable to calculate those odds, you don’t have to worry, because each move that has the best odds has been incorporated into blackjack basic strategy. Here is what to do when you have a hard 10.
If the dealer shows an upcard between 2 and 9 (inclusive), then you should double down. If the dealer shows anything else, you should hit. You should never stand on a hard 10.
First of all, the reason you never stand is that there is no possibility of busting with this hand. The highest value card you can draw is a 10 and that would only put you at 20. Basic strategy also recognizes your good odds of drawing a 10-value card. If you get one, then the only hand that can beat you is if the dealer draws 21.
If the dealer shows an ace or a 10, then he has a good chance of having either a 20 or 21, in which case you would either lose or push. That is why you do not double in that instance. If the dealer shows anything else, however (2-9), you should double because there is a good chance that the dealer will either bust or draw a number smaller than your hand. Again, this is because of the high likelihood of the dealer’s hole card or any card they draw having a value of 10.
Follow this strategy and you will come out ahead more often than not. Stay tuned for more hard-hand strategy.
Blackjack Strategy: Hard 9
Welcome back to the strategy portion of my blog, my fellow togel hongkong hari ini novices. Earlier I have covered the complete strategy for each possible soft hand and on Monday I began the series for hard hands. Today I am continuing in that series with what to do when you have a hard 9.
Okay, that can easily be made to sound dirty. What I mean is what to do when you have a hand in blackjack with a value of nine. Though I say a “hard 9” all hands through 12 are always hard, because a soft hand, by virtue of the fact that the ace is being used as 11, can only be as low as 13. As always, the decisions to make with this hand can be found on a basic strategy chart.
If you have a hard 9 in your hands, you should double down if the dealer shows a 3, 4, 5 or 6. If the dealer has anything else as an upcard, you should hit that hard 9.
If you’re holding a hard 9, you don’t have to worry about busting. Since there is no card that can put you over 21, there is no risk in hitting. For that reason, you should never stand with a hard 9. Remember that blackjack basic strategy usually assumes that you will be dealt a 10, since it is the most common value of card in the deck. Therefore, if you hit a 9, you have a good chance of getting a 19, which is a good hand that can only be beaten by a dealer’s 20 or 21.
Having said that, you should double your bet if the dealer shows a 3, 4, 5 or 6 because your odds of winning are even better, so putting more money on the hand is a good idea. While you don’t get to see what the dealer has in the hole, hitting your hard nine here should beat it because, assuming that the dealer has a 10, she has a good chance of having a stiff hand.
Making these moves doesn’t guarantee success, since there will always be an element of chance to the game of blackjack. However, you’ll do much better if you know what to do with a hard 9 (that’s what she said).