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Home > Playing Hard Hands

Playing Hard Hands

Below is our guide on how to play soft hands when playing online Blackjack, the game listed is Microgamings Big Five Blackjack game which lets players surrender their hand at certain times of the game.

Big Five Blackjack

Hitting a Hard 5 - You should always hit this kind of hand no matter what the dealers up facing card is.

Standing a Hard 5 - Never stand a hand like this no matter what dealers card you may be faced with.

Doubling Down on a Hard 5 - You should never double down on any hand with this value.

Hitting a Hard 6 - You should always hit this kind of hand no matter what the dealers up facing card is.

Standing a Hard 6 - Never stand a hand like this no matter what dealers card you may be faced with.

Doubling Down on a Hard 6 - You should never double down on any hand with this value.

Hitting a Hard 7 - You should always hit this kind of hand no matter what the dealers up facing card is.

Standing a Hard 7 - Never stand a hand like this no matter what dealers card you may be faced with.

Doubling Down on a Hard 7 - You should never double down on any hand with this value.

Hitting a Hard 8 - You should always hit this kind of hand no matter what the dealers up facing card is.

Standing a Hard 8 - Never stand a hand like this no matter what dealers card you may be faced with.

Doubling Down on a Hard 8 - You should never double down on any hand with this value.

Hitting a Hard 9 - Hit any Hard 9 hand unless the dealer has a 3, 4, 5 or 6 card showing.

Standing a Hard 9 - Never stand a Hard 9 hand no matter what the dealer is showing.

Doubling Down on a Hard 9 - Double down your Hard 9 when the dealer is showing a 3, 4, 5 or 6.

Hitting a Hard 10 - Only hit your Hard 10 hand when the dealer is showing a 10 or an Ace.

Standing a Hard 10 - Never stand a hard 10 valued hand.

Doubling Down on a Hard 10 - Double down your Hard 10 when the dealer is showing a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8 or 9 hand.

Hitting a Hard 11 - Only hit a hand 11 when the dealer is showing either a 10 or an 11.

Standing a Hard 11 - Never stand a hard 11 valued hand.

Doubling Down on a Hard 11 - Double down your Hard 11 when the dealer is showing a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8 or 9 hand.

Hitting a Hard 12 - Only hit a hand 12 when the dealer is showing either a 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 10 or an 11.

Standing a Hard 12 - Always stand a Hard 12 when the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or a 6.

Doubling Down on a Hard 12 - Never double down a hard 12 hand.

Hitting a Hard 13 - Only hit a hard 13 when the dealer has a 7, 8, 9, 10 or an 11.

Standing a Hard 13 - Always stand a Hard 13 when the dealer has a 2, 3, 4, 5 or a 6 hand.

Doubling Down on a Hard 13 - Never double down a hard 13 hand.

Hitting a Hard 14 - Only hit a hard 14 when the dealer has a 7, 8, 9, or an 11.

Standing a Hard 14 - Always stand a Hard 14 when the dealer has a 2, 3, 4, 5 or a 6 hand.

Doubling Down on a Hard 14 - Never double down a hard 14 hand.

Surrendering a Hard 14 hand - Only surrender a hard 14 when the dealer has a 10.

Hitting a Hard 15 - Only hit a hard 15 when the dealer has a 7, 8, 9, or an 11.

Standing a Hard 15 - Always stand a Hard 15 when the dealer has a 2, 3, 4, 5 or a 6 hand.

Doubling Down on a Hard 15 - Never double down a hard 15 hand.

Surrendering a Hard 15 hand - Only surrender a hard 15 when the dealer has a 10.

Hitting a Hard 16 - Only hit a hard 16 when the dealer has a 7, 8, or an 11.

Standing a Hard 16 - Always stand a Hard 16 when the dealer has a 2, 3, 4, 5 or a 6 hand.

Doubling Down on a Hard 16 - Never double down a hard 16 hand.

Surrendering a Hard 16 hand - Only surrender a hard 16 when the dealer has a 9 or 10.

Hitting a Hard 17+ - Never hit a hand worth a hard 17 or above in value.

Standing a Hard 17+ - Always stand a Hard 17 hand or higher valued hand.

Doubling Down on a Hard 17+ - Never double down a hard 17+ hand.

 


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