# Blackjack Strategy Chart: Dealer Stands on Soft 17

Your | Dealer's Card | |||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Hand | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | A |

8 | H | H | H | H | H | H | H | H | H | H |

9 | H | D | D | D | D | H | H | H | H | H |

10 | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | H | H |

11 | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | H |

12 | H | H | S | 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 | X/H | H |

16 | S | S | S | S | S | H | H | X/H | X/H | X/H |

17 | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S |

A,2 | H | H | H | D | D | H | H | H | H | H |

A,3 | H | H | H | D | D | H | H | H | H | H |

A,4 | H | H | D | D | D | H | H | H | H | H |

A,5 | H | H | D | D | D | H | H | H | H | H |

A,6 | H | D | D | D | D | H | H | H | H | H |

A,7 | S | DS | DS | DS | DS | S | S | H | H | H |

A,8 | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S |

A,9 | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S |

2,2 | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | H | H | H | H |

3,3 | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | H | H | H | H |

4,4 | H | H | H | SP | SP | H | H | H | H | H |

5,5 | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | H | H |

6,6 | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | H | H | H | H | H |

7,7 | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | H | H | H | H |

8,8 | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP |

9,9 | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | S | SP | SP | S | S |

10,10 | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S |

A,A | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP |

## Chart Legend

This chart assume the below rules:

- Multiple decks.
- Double down allowed on any 2 cards.
- Double after splits allowed.
- Dealer stands on soft 17.

H | Hit |

S | Stand |

D | Double if allowed, otherwise Hit |

DS | Double if allowed, otherwise Stand |

SP | Split |

X/H | Surrender if allowed, otherwise Hit |

X/P | Surrender if allowed, otherwise Split |

X/S | Surrender if allowed, otherwise Stand |

### Dealer Stands on Soft 17

These blackjack rules are generally the second most common. Despite popular belief, the Dealer standing on a soft total of 17 is actually better for the player than when the dealer must hit soft 17. This is because the dealer has two chances to make a stiff hand of 17 or better.

The Dealer’s average hand amount is about 18.5, so the dealer standing on 17 is a great opportunity for the player. I mean if you can’t beat 17, then this is the wrong game for you!

Look for tables that have the Dealer stand on 17, it’s a good rule for us players.