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Home > Playing Soft Hands

Playing Soft Hands

Below is our no nonsense guide on how to play soft hands when playing online Blackjack, the game listed is Microgamings Classic Blackjack game which, as the lowest house edge game offered by this popular casino software provider it should be the only game you ever play! Underneath this is the Blackjack variant of Big Five Blackjack, whilst the house edge is not as small as the Classic version it is an interesting game to play if you fancy a change!

Classic Blackjack

Hitting a Soft 13 - always hit your soft 13 unless the dealers hand is showing either a 5 or 6.

Standing a Soft 13 - You should never stand a soft 13 when playing Classic Blackjack!

Doubling Down on a Soft 13 - When the dealer has either a 5 or 6 six then this is the only time you should double down on a soft 13.

Hitting a Soft 14 - Always hit a soft 14 hand unless the dealer has either a 5 or 6 card showing.

Standing a Soft 14 - There will be no time when you should stand a soft 14 hand.

Doubling Down on a Soft 14 - Only double down on a soft 14 when the dealer is showing a 5 or a 6.

Hitting a Soft 15 - Always hit your soft 15 hand unless the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6 hand.

Standing a Soft 15 - Never stand a soft 15 hand!

Doubling Down on a Soft 15 - You should only double down when the dealer is showing a 4, 5 and 6 and you have the soft 15 hand.

Hitting a Soft 16 - Always hit your soft 16 hand unless the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6 hand.

Standing a Soft 16 - There are no times ever that you should stand a soft 16 hand!

Doubling Down on a Soft 16 - You should only double down a soft 16 hand when the dealer is showing a 4, 5 and 6.

Hitting a Soft 17 - Hit any soft 17 hand unless the dealer has a 3, 4, 5 or 6 card showing.

Standing a Soft 17 - Never stand a soft 17 hand no matter what the dealer is showing.

Doubling Down on a Soft 17 - Double down your soft 17 when the dealer is showing a 3, 4, 5 or 6.

Hitting a Soft 18 - Only hit your soft 18 hand when the dealer is showing a 9, 10 or an Ace.

Standing a Soft 18 - Always stand a soft 18 hand when the dealer is showing either a 2, 7 or 8.

Doubling Down on a Soft 18 - Double down your soft 18 when the dealer is showing a 3, 4, 5 or a 6.

Hitting a Soft 19 - Never hit a soft 19 no matter what card the dealer is showing

Standing a Soft 19 - Always stand a soft 19 no matter what you are faced with!

Doubling Down on a Soft 19 - You should never double down on a soft 19.

Hitting a Soft 20 - Never hit a soft 20 hand.

Standing a Soft 20 - Always stand a soft 20 hand no matter what the dealers card is.

Doubling Down on a Soft 20 - Never double down a soft 10 hand.

 

Big Five Blackjack

Hitting a Soft 13 - always hit your soft 13 unless the dealers hand is showing either a 5 or 6.

Standing a Soft 13 - You should never stand a soft 13 when playing Classic Blackjack!

Doubling Down on a Soft 13 - When the dealer has either a 5 or 6 six then this is the only time you should double down on a soft 13.

Hitting a Soft 14 - Always hit a soft 14 hand unless the dealer has either a 5 or 6 card showing.

Standing a Soft 14 - There will be no time when you should stand a soft 14 hand.

Doubling Down on a Soft 14 - Only double down on a soft 14 when the dealer is showing a 5 or a 6.

Hitting a Soft 15 - Always hit your soft 15 hand unless the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6 hand.

Standing a Soft 15 - Never stand a soft 15 hand!

Doubling Down on a Soft 15 - You should only double down when the dealer is showing a 4, 5 and 6 and you have the soft 15 hand.

Hitting a Soft 16 - Always hit your soft 16 hand unless the dealer is showing a 4, 56, 7 or 8 value hand.

Standing a Soft 16 - Stand your soft 16 when the dealer is showing a 7 or 8.

Doubling Down on a Soft 16 - You should only double down a soft 16 hand when the dealer is showing a 4, 5 and 6.

Hitting a Soft 17 - Hit any soft 17 hand unless the dealer has a 4, 5, 6 7 or 8 card showing.

Standing a Soft 17 - Stand your soft 17 when the dealer is showing a 7 or 8.

Doubling Down on a Soft 17 - Double down your soft 17 when the dealer is showing a 3, 4, 5 or 6.

Hitting a Soft 18 - Only hit your soft 18 hand when the dealer is showing a 9, 10 or an Ace.

Standing a Soft 18 - Always stand a soft 18 hand when the dealer is showing either a 7 or 8.

Doubling Down on a Soft 18 - Double down your soft 18 when the dealer is showing a 2, 3, 4, 5 or a 6.

Hitting a Soft 19 - Never hit a soft 19 no matter what card the dealer is showing

Standing a Soft 19 - Always stand a soft 19 unless the dealer is showing a 6 valued card.

Doubling Down on a Soft 19 - You should only double down on a soft 19 hand when the dealer is showing a 6 valued card.

Hitting a Soft 20 - Never hit a soft 20 hand.

Standing a Soft 20 - Always stand a soft 20 hand no matter what the dealers card is.

Doubling Down on a Soft 20 - Never double down a soft 10 hand.


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