# Question: When should I split cards in blackjack?

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Splitting is a good idea if you get low cards. Elsewhere, multi-hand blackjack gives you the chance to play five hands at the same time. It’s a good opportunity for splitting pairs across multiple hands.

## Do you split 3s against a 7?

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For example, pairs of twos, threes, and sevens should be split when the dealer shows a relatively low card. If the dealer has an eight or better showing, just take a hit. Some resources recommend splitting twos and threes (but not sevens) when the dealer shows an eight.

## What is the best cards to split in blackjack?

It is always best to split in live blackjack and online blackjack if you have a pair of aces or a pair of eights. Because there are more 10-value cards than any other card in the deck (16 in total), there is a good statistical chance of hitting at least one 21 when splitting aces.

## Should you ever split face cards in blackjack?

In Face-up Blackjack, where all the cards dealt are exposed, including both dealer’s cards, the correct strategy is to split 10s against the dealer’s 13, 14, 15 or 16.

## Do you split 9s against a 2?

The basic playing strategy for a pair of 9s is to: Split when the dealer’s upcard is 2 through 6 or 8, 9.

## Do you split 3s vs a 2?

If double down after split is allowed, 2-2 and 3-3 hands are split against a dealer’s up-card of 2 through 7. … First, hitting a 2 or a 3 provides a good chance of receiving a hand to double down against the dealer’s weak up-card.

## Should I split 4s in blackjack?

The proper advice for a pair of 4s with multi-decks is: If the “Double After Split” option is available, split two 4s against a dealer’s 5 or 6 up. … (If you happen to be playing single deck blackjack and can double after splits, then go ahead and split those 4s against a dealer’s 4, 5 or 6.)

## Should you split 8s against a 10?

Sometimes splitting pairs is about playing defense, trying to minimize losses. Splitting 8s against a dealer’s 10 is like that. It doesn’t always work. … If you hit, you lose any time you draw a 6 or higher to bust, and even if you draw a low card, you can lose to a better dealer’s hand.

## Do you double down on 11 against an Ace?

People are sometimes confused on when they should double down on an 11. So, back to the question at hand. Should you double down your 11 versus the dealer’s Ace? The simple answer is “Always!

## Do you split 6s against a 8?

Yes and no, if the dealer’s up card is a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 than yes you should split your hand, but if the card showing is a 7, 10 or an Ace you should stand.

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## Should you ever split 5s in blackjack?

Basic strategy players should never split paired 5s no matter what card the dealer exposes. Splitting is always a bad idea with this pair, even against a dealer who is in trouble with upcards like 5 and 6.