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If you make a mistake, a line will appear reminding you what the basic strategy should have been.
Here is the basic strategy chart used by this game:
hard 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
7 H H H H H H H H H H
8 H H H H* H* H H H H H
9 H* Dh Dh Dh Dh H H H H H
10 Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh H H
11 Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Hd
12 H H HT S S H H H H H
13 S S S S S H H H H H
14 S S S S S H H H H H
15 S S S S S H H H Rh Rh
16 S S S S S H H Rh R* Rh
17 S S S S S S S S S Rs
18+ S S S S S S S S S S
soft 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
13 H H H* Dh Dh H H H H H
14 H H H* Dh Dh H H H H H
15 H H Dh Dh Dh H H H H H
16 H H Dh Dh Dh H H H H H
17 H Dh Dh Dh Dh H H H H H
18 Hx Ds Ds Ds Ds S S H H H
19 S S S S Ds S S S S S
20+ S S S S S S S S S S
split2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
2,2 H H@ P P P P H H H H
3,3 H H P P P P H H H H
4,4 H H H P P H H H H H
6,6 H@ P P P P H H H H H
7,7 P P P P P P H H H H
8,8 P P P P P P P P P P
9,9 P P P P P S P P S S
A,A P P P P P P P P P P
# H Hit S Stand P Split D Double
# H* Dh instead in single deck games.
# Hx Ds instead in single deck games.
# H@ Split instead in single deck games.
# Hd Double if dealer hits soft 17, or less than 3 decks.
# Dh Double if allowed, otherwise hit.
# Ds Double if allowed, otherwise stand.
# Ph Split if double after split is allowed, otherwise hit.
# Rh, Rs, Rp Surrender
# Composition moves:
# R* Surrender/Stand if your 16 includes 4 or 5, otherwise hit.
# HT Hit if your 12 includes a ten and two, otherwise stand.
# This table was compiled from a variety of sources, including:
#Essential Blackjack Wisdom by Avery Cardoza.
#Blackjack Strategy by Michael Benson
#Play Blackjack Like the Pros by Kevin Blackwood
#Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong
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If you play the basic strategy, without counting cards, you will lose over the long haul. You can see this by putting the web start version of this program in automatic mode (T command), and it will play about ten thousand hands a second, using the basic strategy. That "less than a percent" edge that the casino gets adds up real quick at over 10,000 hands/second! But if you simulate counting cards (see config in web start version), you can see that can swing things in your favor. There are no guarantees that the Panopset Blackjack simulation is error free, but the engine is open source (and exactly the same in the swing and android) so anyone can check it.
If you disagree with any basic strategy move in the chart above, please note in a comment, with references.
1.31 - Version 32 IN ALPHA - "Variations only" feature added, polishing and other improvements.
1.29 - Version 30: everyone gets a menu bar.
1.28 - Version 29: is an emergency bug fix, menu was not displaying on new devices. Fixed using advice here: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2012/01/say-goodbye-to-menu-button.html.
1.27 - Version 28: Allow user control of display size.