The situation is similar to the Ace-2 and Ace-3 hands, except that it’s best to double down against 4 as well as 5 and 6Let’s use Ace-5 vs. 6 as the example here. Stand, and the average result is a loss of 11.5 cents per dollar wagered. Hit, and there’s an average profit of 11.1 cents per dollar. Double, and that profit grows to 20.2 cents per dollar of your original wager.What if you have a three-card soft 16 such as Ace-2-3? You can’t double, so you hit. Average results per dollar wagered are an 11.2-cent loss if you stand and an 11.2 cent profit if you hit.
Ace-6: Double down against 3, 4, 5 or 6. Otherwise, hit.This hand is a frequent stumbling block for players learning basic strategy. It’s a major shift in mind set to hit or double on soft 17 instead of always standing, as you would with hard 17.But 17 is not a winning hand unless the dealer busts. The best it can do is push a dealer’s 17. พนันคาสิโน ดีที่สุด And since you can’t bust soft 17 with a one-card hit, the odds shift in favor of trying to improve the hand.Imagine you have Ace-6 and the dealer shows a 7. If you stand, your average result is a loss of 10.4 cents per dollar wagered. Hit, and that turns to a profit of 5.5 cents
Contrast that to 10-7 vs. 7, a hard 17 that can be busted with a one-card hit. There, the average loss of 10.1 cents per dollar when standing zooms to 47.8 cents when hitting.The risk of busting is too great to hit with hard 17. There is no risk of busting soft 17, so the best plays become doubling against 3, 4, 5 or 6 and hitting against everything else.Ace-7: Double down if the dealer shows 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. Stand if the dealer shows 7 or 8. Hit against a dealer’s 9. 10 or Ace.Soft 18 is better than soft 17 in that it can win against a dealer 17, but it’s not so strong against a 9 or higher. It can be a mental hurdle for a player to hit an 18, even if it is soft. But against the best dealer up cards, hitting is the best play.
With Ace-7 against a dealer’s 10 value, the house has an edge no matter what you do. You hit to reduce losses. If you stand, your average loss is 18.0 cents per dollar. Hit, and that drops to 14.3 cents. You hit in self-defense.So it goes with soft 18 vs. 9 or Ace, too. You hit to reduce losses. You have profitable double-down opportunities against 2 through 6, and your most profitable plays vs. 7 or 8 are to stand.Ace-8: Double if the dealer shows a 6. Hit against everything else.Even when soft, 19 is a standing hand almost all the time. The exception is when the dealer’s up card is a 6. Then standing brings an average profit of 45.2 cents and hitting drops that to 23.1 cents, but doubling down brings it up to 46.2 cents per dollar of your original wager.