When to Stand in Blackjack

When playing Blackjack you will have to make some important decision in order to win the game. The most important one, during the course of a game is whether to stand. For those who are not familiar with the terms of the game, this means that you have to decide whether to keep the cards you have or risk have another one, when it could take you over 21 and cause you to lose.

It is worth looking at the statistics on this. You will find information that will teach you about the odds of getting 21 or less when you have certain pairs of cards. You will know, of course, that if you have 20 then it is best to stick, but when you have 11 onwards, there is always a risk that you will go over 21 as you could be dealt a high number.  The higher the value of the cards you have, then the higher the chance that you will go bust, but knowing the exact figures could help you to make  better decision.


The cards that are already in play will also influence your decision. For example, if all the Aces have come out then that will reduce the chances of getting a low card dealt to you. It will take some working out and concentration but it could give you a far better chance of winning.

You may think that it will take the fun out of the game if you have to concentrate so much, but it will give you a better chance of winning, so you have to decide whether you would rather win more or not. You may find winning more fun and therefore playing to win, could be the best way to play. However, if you do not mind if you win, then tactics are not so important.

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