Blackjack Articles Collection

Most of the information on this site is presented in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner without much attention to the filigree (finer details). More detailed information on specific topics are provided in the articles below.

Hitting Soft 17
Basic strategy instructs a player to hit a soft seventeen in every situation, yet most players are hesitant to do so. A closer examination of the math behind the advice can be helpful in understanding why it makes sense.
Blackjack Tournaments
Many casinos offer periodic blackjack tournaments that are open to any player who will put up the entry fee. Some of them are well worth pursuing, even for the novice player.
Basic Strategy Shortcut
Rather than trying to memorize all 270 possible situations in the basic strategy matrix by rote, learn these 26 simple steps to playing perfect basic strategy.
Reading the Dealer
A technique borrowed from the poker tables can help an attentive player to recognize mannerisms that will give away the value of the dealer’s hole card.