# How does Blackjack split work?

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## When should I split blackjack?

Should you split all pairs in blackjack?

1. Split 7s if the dealer shows 7 or less.
2. Split 6s if the dealer shows 6 or less.
3. Do not split 5s, but double down if the dealer shows 9 or less.
4. Do not split 4s.
5. Split 3s only if the dealer shows 4-7.
6. Split 2s if the dealer shows 3-7.

## What blackjack hands do you split?

Always split

• Aces. …
• Eights. …
• Tens. …
• Fours. …
• Fives. …
• You have twos, threes or sevens and dealer’s up-card is two to seven (inclusive) …
• You have nines and dealer’s up-card is two to six (inclusive), eight or nine. …
• You have sixes and dealer’s up-card is two to six (inclusive)

## Do you double your bet when you split in blackjack?

Split: If you have two cards of the same value, you can split them into two separate hands. The bet is the same as the original bet so essentially doubling your bet.

## Should you split 4s in blackjack?

The proper advice for a pair of 4s with multi-decks is: If the “Double After Split” option is available, split two 4s against a dealer’s 5 or 6 up. … (If you happen to be playing single deck blackjack and can double after splits, then go ahead and split those 4s against a dealer’s 4, 5 or 6.)

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## Do you split 10s against a 6?

As a result, I split them, and a \$20 payout difference got me to the next round. As for the arithmetic, the statistical data on how often you will win when you split a pair of 10s against a dealer showing a 6 is 64% of the time.

## Should you always double on 11 in blackjack?

As the player and dealer aim to get as close to 21 as possible in order to win the hand, the player is in a strong position when holding 11 after two cards are dealt. … If the casino rules dictate the dealer must hit soft 17, you should always double down on 11 no matter what the dealers up card.

## Do you double down on 11 against a 10?

When you double down, you risk losing double your original bet, but with 11 vs. 10, you win double your bet more often, giving you a higher average profit.

## Do you double down on 11 against an Ace?

When the playing rules specify that the live blackjack dealer must hit soft 17 (h17), you should double down on 11 against all dealer upcards (including against an Ace). (This is the same strategy as in a single-deck game.)