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Your Blackjack Hand: 5 to 8

Posted by blackjackguru on June 16, 2009

6 decks, S17, DAS, No Surrender, Peek, Estimated casino edge for these rules: 0.44 %
D=Double down, P=Split S=Stand, H=Hit
Dealer Upcard
Your
Hand
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
5 to 8 H H H H H H H H H H

With a total of 5 to 8 you should hit to improve your hand. Hitting once will never bust you. Standing on such a low total you will never push (tie) and can only win if the dealer busts (goes over 21).

None of these totals are strong enough to double against any dealer upcard, even your 8 vs dealer 5 or 6 (a common loser mistake).

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