Soft Hands Strategy

First of all we should understand what a soft blackjack hand is and why it is good for a gambler when he sits at the blackjack table.

Soft hand is a blackjack hand of 2 cards which includes an Ace and this Ace can be easily counted as 11 without bust. It means that Soft 17 for example = 6 + Ace (6 + 11 points).

Is there any special strategy exist for such hands? What should a gambler do: hit, stand, double down? Do not worry: experts have done everything for you to increase your chances. Keep on reading.

Ace + 2 and Ace + 3

Double down every time when a dealer has 5 or 6. If a casino does not allow such an option then your best choice will be hitting.

Ace + 4 and Ace + 5

Double down all the time when a dealer had 4, 5 and 6 points. If you are not allowed to do that - just hit.

Ace + 6

Ace + 6 is known as Soft 17 and a gambler should double down if a dealer has 3-6 points and if a doubling is allowed by a casino. Otherwise - hit.

Ace + 7

Double down when a dealer has from 3 to 6 points but stand if a dealer's card is 2 or 7 or 8. Hit every time when a dealer shows you 9 or 10 points.

As you can see, it is not very difficult to remember these rules and follow them at the blackjack table; it does not mean that you will win every time when your blackjack hand is soft but it is true that your chances for winning are much bigger in this case.