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Your Blackjack hand: 10-10 pairs

Posted by blackjackguru on June 26, 2009

6 decks, S17, DAS, No Surrender, Peek, Estimated casino edge for these rules: 0.44 %
D=Double down, H=Hit, P=Split, S=Stand

Dealer Upcard
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
10,10 S S S S S S S S S S

I will keep this brief. Do not split 10-valued cards if you want to win more in the long run. If you split your 10’s you may still win, but you will win less.

Common Loser Mistakes:

  • Splitting 10’s. So many ploppies do this and it just gets evil looks from the dealer, the players, everyone.

Did You Know..?

  • In certain rare instances of Advanced Strategy, it is mathematically correct to split 10’s. However, it is truly for the expert Advantage Player – which you want to become eventually – but for now you should follow the rule of never splitting tens while you perfect Basic Strategy.

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