In blackjack, a player’s goal is to get as many blackjacks or at as many good hands as possible. Playing the game is not really all about seeing the other players lose. What’s important is that you win as much as you can, don’t pay too much attention on the others.
Experts would suggest that sitting at the leftmost seat in the table is best. In this way, you are able to see more played cards which can help you make better, if not good, decisions. Do vary the number of hands you play depending on the odds. Play a single hand if the odds are on the house and play two hands if the odds favor you. It is also recommended that you double your bet when playing two hands. But in playing a single hand, it’s best to bet the minimum to lessen your loss. You can practice on some of the best poker sites such as Judi Bola Online. This site provides wide variety of games so you will never run out of choices. Hence, you ca gain some experience and formulate strategies.
In playing regular blackjack, you should split if you have a pair of eight’s as against the dealer’s 10 or ace. If, for instance, the dealer accidentally revealed both his cards showing a total of 10 or 11, then you should hit against a 10 and stand against an 11. You see, when the dealer has a ten or an ace, you would know that he does not have a blackjack when it’s already your turn because of the fact that he or she peeked at the hole card. You can then be more aggressive in playing your hand. However, when both of the dealer’s cards are shown with a total of ten or 11, then there’s a chance he can draw an ace to the ten or a ten to the 11 thereby getting a 21.
Now, what if you have a total of 13 and the dealer’s upcard is 6? You should stand on 13 because a hit would do you more harm. If you stand, the dealer might bust four times out of ten.
When to surrender? Do this only when your chances of winning are less than 25 percent and the casino has more than 50 percent chance of beating you. In multiple deck blackjack games, remember to surrender only 16 when the dealer shows a 9, 10 or ace and 15 when the dealer shows a 10. Do not surrender your pair of eights as well as a soft 15 or 16 (a hand containing an ace). If the dealer’s cards show an ace, the player cannot surrender his hand until after the dealer checks for a blackjack. If the dealer gets a blackjack, you lose and can no longer surrender.
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