# Can you change the value of an ace in blackjack?

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The player never chooses the values or the score; it is decided by the rule and the cards on the table. A+A+X will always be valued as 12+X, unless this would bust, in which case it must be valued as 12 (since the only such X is a ten-value card, and therefore the only non-bust score is for both aces to be one-value).

## Is an ace 1 or 11?

Aces count as 1 or 11, Court cards count as 10 and all other cards have their face value. When a player’s total goes over 21 (busts) their Blackjack wager will be lost and surrendered the House. A Blackjack (an ace with a picture or any 10 value card) is with the player’s first two cards only.

## What happens when you get 2 aces in Blackjack?

A pair of aces gives the blackjack player a starting hand value of either a 2 or a soft 12 which is a problematic starting hand in either case. Splitting aces gives a player two chances to hit 21. In most casinos the player is only allowed to draw one card on each split ace. …

## What happens if you and the dealer bust?

The dealer never doubles, splits, or surrenders. If the dealer busts, all remaining player hands win. If the dealer does not bust, each remaining bet wins if its hand is higher than the dealer’s and loses if it is lower.

## Do you always double down on 11?

As the player and dealer aim to get as close to 21 as possible in order to win the hand, the player is in a strong position when holding 11 after two cards are dealt. … If the casino rules dictate the dealer must hit soft 17, you should always double down on 11 no matter what the dealers up card.

## Do dealers stay soft 18?

Yes–that’s the right box. Dealer’s standing on soft 18, meaning dealer hits all soft 17s (H17), gives the biggest edge (0.79%) for the house against perfect basic strategy by players. That’s why so many casinos changed their rules from S17 (casino stands on soft 17) to H17.

## Is an ace and a 10 Blackjack?

An Ace with any 10, Jack, Queen, or King is a “Blackjack.”

## Should you split 10s?

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. … It arises during the last hand of a round during a blackjack tournament.

## Should you hit 16?

Players hate to hit the hand because they are afraid to bust. So many chicken out and stand no matter what the dealer shows. … The correct basic playing strategy for hard 16 is to stand when the dealer shows a small card (2 through 6) and hit when the dealer shows a high card (7, 8, 9, 10, or Ace).

## What is a King card worth?

Face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are all worth ten. Aces can be worth one or eleven.

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