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How To Play Your 16 Against a Dealer's 10 Upcard

One of the most frustrating hands in blackjack is a 16 against a dealer’s 10 upcard. How you play this hand depends upon the composition of the cards that make up your 16 and the playing rules. Here are some examples of different hands that total 16, and how you should play them against a dealer’s 10 upcard in a land-based or online casino.

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Henry Tamburin Ph.D
July 6, 2016

How to Play a Pair of 7s in Blackjack

Which strategy you should invoke depends upon what the blackjack dealer’s upcard is, the number of decks of cards being used, whether double down after pair splitting is allowed, and whether surrender is offered.
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Henry Tamburin Ph.D
October 31, 2017

Blackjack’s Unwritten Rules

Although the game of blackjack has “written rules” there are also unwritten ones that you usually won’t find in casino brochures; over time, they have become the modus operandi for blackjack players. What follows are some tips to help you avoid a potentially embarrassing situation.
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Henry Tamburin Ph.D
March 28, 2018