The basic strategy blackjack chart (as it can be seen below) is a table of systematized results of the basic blackjack strategy. It helps to make the best possible decisions when choosing among available options (Stand, Hit, Double Down, Surrender or Split) during the game of blackjack. We do not mention insurance, as most of Blackjack anlytics are strongly against taking insurance unless you are counting cards and are 100% sure of the result.

By using the basic blackjack strategy and the basic strategy blackjack chart you may be calm as you are using statistically the best advices on how to play at every possible hand without a clue about the distribution of the rest of the cards in the deck. However, you must understand that the Basic strategy blackjack chart does not guarantee that you will definitely win, what the Basic strategy blackjack chart does is protecting your winnings and minimizing your probable losses.

The Basic strategy blackjack chart below demonstrates the strategy for a game of 4 or more decks with dealer standing on soft 17. This chart is considered to be the most practical as almost all the casinos provide this very version of the game. Also, this Basic strategy blackjack chart can be used under any variations of the rules of Blackjack, so if you have decided to choose one table for any game, this one is just for you.

Your hand | Dealer's face-up card | ||||||||||

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

H a r d t o t a l s |
17-20 | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S |

16 | S | S | S | S | S | H | H | SU | SU | SU | |

15 | S | S | S | S | S | H | H | H | SU | H | |

13-14 | S | S | S | S | S | H | H | H | H | H | |

12 | H | H | S | S | S | H | H | H | H | H | |

11 | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | H | |

10 | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | H | H | |

9 | H | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | H | H | H | H | H | |

5-8 | H | H | H | H | H | H | H | H | H | H | |

S o f t t o t a l s |
2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | A | |

A,8 A,9 | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | S | |

A,7 | S | Ds | Ds | Ds | Ds | S | S | H | H | H | |

A,6 | H | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | H | H | H | H | H | |

A,4 A,5 | H | H | Dh | Dh | Dh | H | H | H | H | H | |

A,2 A,3 | H | H | H | Dh | Dh | H | H | H | H | H | |

P a i r s |
2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | A | |

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

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

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

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

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

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

5,5 | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | Dh | H | H | |

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

2,2 3,3 | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | SP | H | H | H | H |

#### Abbreviations:

- S = Stand
- H = Hit
- Dh = Double (if not allowed then hit)
- Ds = Double (if not allowed then stand)
- SP = Split
- SU = Surrender (if not allowed, then hit)

So if you only want to memorize one Basic strategy blackjack chart I would suggest the chart below. It can be played effectively of the blackjack rules.