Blackjack - hitting those pesky 12s


I'm bad about hitting 12s against just about any dealer card that isn't a 4, 5, or 6, though I sometimes don't hit against a 3.  I'll frequently double against a 5 or 6.

A lot of players would like to kill me for it (I usually play third) when it doesn't work out.

How do you usually play those 'dealer 10s'?


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I'm pretty agressive on 12's, unless the dealer has a 4, 5, or 6 showing.


Playing them thataway seems to work fairly well for me, also.



You hit 12 against a dealer's 2 or 3.  The dealer's 2 is called the "Dealer's Ace", because it has so much potential.  You will bust a 12 31% of the time, so you will not bust 69% of the time.  It's a slam dunk.



I'll mainly follow with basic strategy. However, I like to stand on 12 when dealer shows a 6 or less [even if it's a 2 or 3]. My vote is to hit if Dealer shows a 7, 8, 9, 10, or Ace. If the Dealer was showing a 3, what are the chances I'll bust? What are the chances I won't bust?

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