The basic strategy of this game is described in the following table, in which the sum of the card values of a player shows on a certain row. The value of the dealer's open card points to a specific column. The corresponding symbol in the table determines the optimal decision recommended by the basic strategy. The table is divided into hard fixed values, "soft-soft" values and pairs. All possible moves the player can make are listed below:
hitstands for "hit" ("additional card")
standstands for "standing" "(" no more cards ")
splitstands for "Split" ( "split card pairs")
double hitstands for "doubling" (if not allowed then hit)
double-standstands for "doubling" (if that is not allowed, then standing)
surrender-standstands for "task" (if that is not allowed, then "hit")
The basic strategy described in the table relates to an American type of blackjack with 4 or more decks of cards. The dealer is always on 17 (no more cards can be dealt), doubling is possible after the split and you can surrender to any card.