Value Of The Ace In Blackjack
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Among the games that involve the use of cards, blackjack, both traditional and online blackjack, is undoubtedly one of the most practiced in casinos. In short, to get the better of the bank, the player must adopt the best strategy according to the cards at his disposal. The goal of blackjack is to score 21 points with cards in hand.
The value of the cards
Traditional 52-card decks are used to play blackjack, for a total of 104 (excluding jokers). The only important value for the game is the numerical one, linked to the value of the individual cards. The seeds and the colors of the same are therefore irrelevant.
The “numeric” cards, ie those indicating a number, have the same reported value. For example, a two of hearts will have a value of 2; or a ten of spades will score a total of 10 points.
The cards depicting the figures, on the other hand, have a value of 10 points. So both jacks (or jacks), queens (or queens), and kings will have the same value, unlike traditional games.
Limited to the value that the Ace (card indicated by the letter “A”) can assume, it can be equal to 1 or 11 points. It follows that the player will attribute to the ace in his possession the value he deems most appropriate for the purposes of his personal strategy, without any obligation to notify the dealer. This is because in the final scoring the Ace will take on the most favorable value for the player.
The value of the ace, Soft Hand vs Hard Hand
Having dissolved the reservations on the value attributable to an Ace, let’s go into more detail of the terminology of the game.
A “soft hand” is defined as the round in which the Ace can assume both values without the player “busting”, or exceeding 21. In this case the player may request an additional card if want.
Soft hands are all those hands in which the Ace is accompanied by one or more cards with a total value between 2 and 9 (for example Ace and 6 gives 7 and 17 as possible results; or Ace, 3 and 5 gives as possible results 9 or 19).
A “hard hand” (or “hard hand”) is defined as the round in which the Ace can only take the value 1, since otherwise the player would “bust”, thus exceeding the threshold of 21 points.
“Hard hands” are all those hands in which the Ace is accompanied by more cards with a total value equal to or greater than 11 (for example Ace, 7 and Jack gives 18 and 28 as possible results, but the latter would “bust” the competitor).
Combining the possible scenarios we understand how an Ace accompanied by a card of value equal to 10 (therefore a figure or a ten) allows the competitor to achieve natural blackjack, attributing to the Ace itself the value of 11, for a total of 21 points.