When to Split 10s in Blackjack?

When to Split 10s in Blackjack?

May 24, 2021

There are two types of blackjack players who split a pair of 10s. The first is the casual player who has no idea what the right playing strategies are for blackjack. The other is the pro who knows the game inside and out. How can splitting tens be bad for the casual player and good for the pro?

WHAT IS A 10 VALUE CARD

In blackjack, a 10-value card could either be a 10, Jack, Queen, or King.  A pair of 10s, therefore, could be composed of any two ten-value cards such as:

  • 10 plus 10
  • Queen plus 10
  • Jack plus King
  • Jack plus Queen

PLAYING OPTIONS FOR PAIR OF 10S

There are only two viable playing options when you are dealt a pair of 10s:

  • Stand
  • Split

If a player stands with a pair of 10s, he has a 20; if he splits, he is playing two hands, each starting with a 10. ?

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