The next thing to remember about splitting pairs is that you never split 5’s or 10’s. Once again, the reasons should be rather obvious, you don’t want to split 10’s because 20 is a great hand and you don’t want to split 5’s because 10 is a great hand to draw to. Instead, you would want to double down on that 10, unless the dealer was showing a 10 or an ace as his upcard.
2’s, 3’s and 7’s should only be split when the dealer is showing a 2 through 7 as his upcard. Split 4’s only when the dealer has a 5 or 6 as his upcard (remember 5 and 6 are his weakest cards!), 6’s should be split whenever the dealer is showing a 2 through 6 and finally, you should always split 9’s unless the dealer is showing a 7, 10 or ace. The reason you don’t want to split 9’s against a 10 or an ace should be rather obvious, but the reason you don’t want to split them against a 7 is in case the dealer has a 10 as his hole card because in that ease your 18 would beat out his 17.
If the casino will not allow you to double down after splitting then you should make the following three changes: For 2’s and 3’s only split them against a 4,5,6 or 7; never split 4’s; and for a pair of 6’s only split them against a 3,4,5 or 6. Everything else should be played the same.
Now, let’s take a look at how to play soft hands and remember a soft hand is any hand that contains an ace that can be counted as 1 or 11. For a soft hand of 19 or more you should always stand.
For soft 18 against a 2,7 or 8 you should always stand. If the ป๊อกเด้ง ไฮโล dealer shows a 9, 10 or an ace you should always take a hit and for a soft 18 against a 3,4,5 or 6 you should double down, but …