Guidelines for Winning in Blackjack

There are certain scenarios in blackjack that can catch a player off guard and offer them with an important decision concerning their next move. Sometimes, there is no indication about whether the decision you made is the right one. Here are some tips on what decisions you have to make during unusual situations.

Supposed you are in a situation wherein you have been dealt a pair and then decided to split the cards only to be dealt another card that makes a pair anew. Splitting can be an excellent move especially if you were successful the first time you did it. In some casinos, doubling down after a split is allowed. The usual rule for doubling down should be applied especially if one of your hands is reduced to 11 after hitting. This can be a superior hand and can be worth taking a risk on a double down.

Surrendering is a strategy that can bail you out of a dangerous predicament if you know proper timing. Here, you can forfeit your cards before hitting and when the dealer has no blackjack. Consequently, you will lose fifty percent of your wager but it is better than losing all your bet. If you have an inferior hand that will possibility bust and the dealer has a strong upcard, then surrendering is your best move.

The traditional weak hands in blackjack are 14 - 16 because they have the biggest possibility of busting should you choose to hit. If your total is 16 and the upcard of the dealer shows a 6 to an Ace, then your best move is to surrender. In this case, the total of the dealer can be a 19 - 21 which means that you will lose your bet or get busted if you hit.

On the other hand, if your total is 15 and the dealer has an upcard of 10, then you should surrender. If the dealer's upcard is an ace, the hand is playable. You are likely to beat the dealer if they have an ace but does not declared blackjack, which means that there is no ten card. If your total is 14, keep on playing the hand. While there is a likelihood of busting, there are several cards that will jack your total up to 21 rather than exceeding so push your luck.

These are some important tips that will help you make the right decision when playing blackjack.