A lot of players believe that they are good in playing blackjack when in reality; they have a lot of difficulty of even playing their soft card hands in the game. A card hand is classified as a soft card hand if they contain an ace card. A soft hand means a card hand that contains an ace card. When you have received an ace card and a four card that is classified as a soft fifteen because you do not have the possibility to bust on your succeeding hit.
If you receive a ten card to make an ace card/four card/ten card, it is classified as a hard fifteen by modifying the value of the ace card from eleven to one. But if you have received a six card to make an ace card/four card/six card, you will have twenty-one since you could classify the ace card as an eleven card.
A lot of players do not fully understand the use of the ace cards in their card hands. To understand this, we have to examine the advantageous ways on how to play them: 1st, ace card/seven against a nine card. 2nd, ace card/six against a two card. 3rd, ace card/three against a three card. 4th, ace card/three against a ten card. 5th, ace card/four against a three card. 6th, ace card/two against a two card. 7th, ace card/five against a three card. 8th, ace card/three against a five card. 9th, ace card/seven against a three card and ace card/six against a four card.
The appropriate ways is choosing to hit the initial seven and double the last 3. An advance player will usually correctly get 3 or 4 of these and it is a bad way to spend your money in the game.
Regarding on hitting an ace card/seven against a nine card or a card hand that has a bigger total; when the blackjack croupier has a nine, ten or an ace card, your eighteen is at a disadvantage. But the flexibility of the ace card will improve your winning probability on the card hand if you get a single hit-even if there is a possibility of busting.
Just try to hit and if you only achieve a stiff, then you can try to hit again. On an ace card/tiny against a tiny is an unadvisable double; a tiny is a card that has a small value like a two card and a three card or even a four card. The disadvantage with a minimum soft hand like an ace card/three card against another three card, there are a lot of times when you will be required to hit more than once. If you have an ace card, two card, three card or an eight card to that card, you may get another hit if you wish to-but if you choose to double, you will not be allowed to double.
That will affect the winning probability of the card hand that you hold. The ace card/six and ace card/seven is considered to be the best possible soft double because if you received a ten, you will still have the possibility of possessing a hand (a seventeen or eighteen). Get a ten on any minimum soft hand and you will receive a stiff (twelve through sixteen).
So that is the reason why it is advantageous for you to double down with an ace card/six and ace card/seven against a three, four, five or six cards. The last thing that you need to consider with is the rule of nine. To summarize all of your doubles(when you have an ace card/two through an ace card/seven) you have to remember that you should not choose to double if you are up against a deuce and to double if you are up against a five or six.