Blackjack Strategy When Playing a Hard 17 to 21

Stand: On all blackjack hands

Why to stand on hard 17 through 21

This strategy applies to the following hands: hard 17, hard 18, hard 19, hard 20 and hard 21. You stand on these cards regardless of what the dealer has. The logic behind this basic strategy is the fact that the dealer must stand on 17. Any hard hand that is 17 or higher is a decent hand anyways and mathematics shows that it is best to stand on these cards over the long term to get the best odds.

The objective of the game is to get a 21, which is the highest score possible. You obviously will stand on this hand but it doesn't mean you will win. In fact, the dealer could also get a 21 and the result would be a push and the bet would be returned.