Blackjack Strategy Chart: No Double After Split, Dealer Hits on Soft 17


YourDealer's Card
Hand2345678910A
8HHHHHHHHHH
9HDDDDHHHHH
10DDDDDDDDHH
11DDDDDDDDDD
12HHSSSHHHHH
13SSSSSHHHHH
14SSSSSHHHHH
15SSSSSHHHX/HX/H
16SSSSSHHX/HX/HX/H
17SSSSSSSSSX/S
A,2HHHDDHHHHH
A,3HHHDDHHHHH
A,4HHDDDHHHHH
A,5HHDDDHHHHH
A,6HDDDDHHHHH
A,7SDSDSDSDSSSHHH
A,8SSSSSSSSSS
A,9SSSSSSSSSS
2,2HHSPSPSPSPHHHH
3,3HHSPSPSPSPHHHH
4,4HHHHHHHHHH
5,5DDDDDDDDHH
6,6HSPSPSPSPHHHHH
7,7SPSPSPSPSPSPHHHH
8,8SPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPX/P
9,9SPSPSPSPSPSSPSPSS
10,10SSSSSSSSSS
A,ASPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSP


Chart Legend

This chart assume the below rules:

  • Multiple decks.
  • Double down allowed on any 2 cards.
  • Double after splits NOT allowed.
  • Dealer hits soft 17.
HHit
SStand
DDouble if allowed, otherwise Hit
DSDouble if allowed, otherwise Stand
SPSplit
X/HSurrender if allowed, otherwise Hit
X/PSurrender if allowed, otherwise Split
X/SSurrender if allowed, otherwise Stand


No Double After Split, Dealer Hits on Soft 17

This chart takes into account that players are not allowed to double down after splitting a paired hand and that the dealer must hit soft 17. This rule set is common on certain Microgaming casino skins.

This is one of the strangest blackjacks chart of them all. First off, we have the differences with splits because we’re not allowed to double down after splitting:

  • 2,2 and 3,3 are now a hit against 2 or 3 instead of a split.
  • 4,4 is now a hit against 5 or 6 instead of a split.
  • 6,6 is now a hit against 2 instead of a split.

Secondly, we have differences because the dealer hits soft 17:

  • 15 versus ace is surrender instead of hit.
  • 17 versus ace is surrender instead of stand.
  • A,7 (soft 18) versus 2 is double down instead of stand.
  • A,8 (soft 19) versus 6 is double down instead of stand.
  • 8,8 versus ace is surrender instead of split.