Basic Strategy Chart

BEFORE you EVER sit at a table MEMORIZE this chart

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Surrender hard 16 (but not a pair of 8s) vs. dealer 9, 10, or A, and hard 15 vs. dealer 10.

Always split aces and 8s.
Never split 5s and 10s.
Split 2s and 3s against a dealer 4-7
Split 4s the dealer shows a 5 or 6.
Split 6s against a dealer 3-6, and against a 2
Split 7s against a dealer 2-7.
Split 9s against a dealer 2-6 or 8-9.

Double hard 9 vs. dealer 3-6.
Double hard 10 except against a dealer 10 or A.
Double hard 11 except against a dealer A.
Double soft 13 or 14 vs. dealer 5-6.
Double soft 15 or 16 vs. dealer 4-6.
Double soft 17 or 18 vs. dealer 3-6.

Hit or Stand
Always hit hard 11 or less.
Stand on hard 12 against a dealer 4-6, otherwise hit.
Stand on hard 13-16 against a dealer 2-6, otherwise hit.
Always stand on hard 17 or more.
Always hit soft 17 or less.
Stand on soft 18 except hit against a dealer 9, 10, or A.
Always stand on soft 19 or more.

If the Casino allows the dealer to hit a soft 17 do the following
Surrender 15, a pair of 8s, and 17 vs. dealer A.
Double 11 vs. dealer A.
Double soft 18 vs. dealer 2.
Double soft 19 vs. dealer 6.