In the blackjack games, the hands that do not have any Aces are called hard hands, in addition to this a blackjack hand that is with an Ace where the Ace has the value of one it is still regarded as a hard hand. These are called hard hands because they are difficult to play and have the possibility to bust.
When you get a hard hand during your game you should not be worried about the same. If you have learnt the basic tactics of blackjack properly you still can bring down the house without busting these hands. Its just a matter of few practice sessions to memorize the hard hands tactic.
Basic strategy for blackjack
In this situation the secret is not to play blackjack with hunches, meaning stick to the basic strategy every time you get a single hand.
- The primary thing one should keep in mind is, what cards you have with you and what the dealer show as his up cards. Your next step would be determined form the information you derive from both sides of the table.
- If you have a total of eight for your hard hand, then it is better to hit till you get a good total. Rising up to a total of nine, the player should double down and see whether the dealer has three to six. It is suggestive to hit if the card shown by the dealer is within that range.
- If you have a hard ten, here’s the strategy. The first option for the hard hand you have is to double down is if the up card shown by the dealer falls within the category of two to nine. The second alternative is to hit when the card is not in that range.
- Again with hard 11, the first option is to double down, follow this only in case if you see the dealers is within the range of two to ten, but for the instance if the dealers card turns out to be an Ace the only option you have is to hit. Moving forward where you have a hard 12 in blackjack, the option is to hit when you see that the dealer’s card is either tow or three, if it is four to six you should stand. If the card is not in these ranges, you need to hit.
- It the total of your hard hand is within the range of 13 to 16, the first option is to stand in case the dealers face up card is within the range of two to six. If the dealer does not have this, it is better to hit. If you have a hard hand that has a total from 17 to 21, the only option you have is to stand.
This will take little bit practice to memorize all this information. You can bring down the house advantage in this game if you use the blackjack tactic for hard hands.
- Avoid playing hunches.
- Don’t concentrate on how the other players play their hands.
- Don’t have alcoholic drinks while gambling.