Here’s the statistics. If you hit on your 16, you’ll win 25.23% of the time, push 5.46% of the time, and you will lose 69.31% of the time. That’s a net loss of 44.08% when you hit your 16. If you stand on your 16, you’ll win 29.01% of the time, push 0%, and lose 70.99% of the time. This is a net loss of 41.98% — so by standing on your 16, you’ll be cutting your losses by 2.1%!
What made this latest player really unu sual is that his phobia for hitting 16 extended to soft 16 — hands such as Ace-5 or Ace-3-2 where the Ace is counted as 11. “At least I’m still in the game,” he said when other players tried to show him the light. “Let the dealer take a chance on busting.”.
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Most average blackjack players will hit 16 against a dealer’s 10 but not against a 7, because they are more intimidated facing the 10 than the 7. But here’s the scoop. You have the same high risk of busting when you hit 16 regardless if the dealer shows a 7 or 10.
In blackjack, Hard 16 is a game most players dread. If you hit, stand or split a hard 16, your chances of winning would still be so low. So, what’s the best way to play out a hard 16 hand in blackjack. In the post, we would be showing you an illustration of what to do if you have a hard 16. A hard 16 hand is a blackjack hand that doesn’t contain an ACE. And if the hard 16 contains an ACE, the ACE is counted as 1.
This is one of the most basic unspoken rules, always hit on a soft 16. You could try your luck by doubling it, but if not, never stand and never surrender. Conclusion. Blackjack is almost an instinctive game; over a couple of games, you tend to get the gist. In the meanwhile, follow the most basic rule, always hit on 16.
Stand on 16 (instead of surrendering) against a dealer’s 10 upcard. In a single-deck game with s17, hit a 9 plus 7 against a dealer’s Ace upcard (instead of surrender). Additionally, if the hard 16 is the result of a pair split, then stand (instead of hit).
As can be found in the basic strategy, it is advised that players should always hit 16 when dealer has the up-card with value above 7, but it seems easy to bust with 16 in hand. Thus, many people are confused about hitting or standing with such a high probability of busting.
Well, the correct play to make is to hit this hand. Needless to say, you are in one of the tougher spots a blackjack player can be in. Having a 16 puts you into a "no man's land" of sorts because whatever you do, it can seem like the losing move. You have, in point of fact, a very slim chance to win the hand.
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