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Black Jack Basic Strategy

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What is the sequence (4 decisions) you should contemplate before standing?
Surrender, Split, Double, Hit. (The first 3 steps only matter if you have 2 cards, once you start playing your hand its all down to hitting or standing).
When should you surrender?
15 vs 10
16 vs 9, 10, A (11)
Which hands should you split?
2's, 3's, 7's vs 2 thru 7
4's vs 5& 6
6's vs 2-6 and 9's vs 2-9
A's and 8's Always
5's and 10's Never
Which "hard hands" should you double?
9 vs 3-6
10 vs any card less than 10
11 vs any card less than 11
Which "soft hands" should you double?
A2, A3 vs 5-6
A4, A5 vs 4-6
A6, A7 vs 3-6
What are the rules for hitting on "hard hands"?
Hit to 17 vs 7 & up
Hit to 12 vs 4-6
Hit to 13 vs 2-3
What are the rules for hitting on "soft hands"?
Hit to 18 always
Hit to 19 vs 9, 10, A