Blackjack Basic Strategy Quiz

Think you know your basic blackjack strategy like the back of your hand? We’ve created a simple quiz here so you can put your knowledge to the test and determine whether you truly know perfect basic strategy.

For the purpose of this test, we are going to use common rules which are:

  • 6 Decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double allowed on any 2 cards
  • Double allowed after splitting pairs

Good luck and try not to cheat by looking at any strategy chart!


Question 1

Dealer is showing:

hole cardSix of Hearts

Your hand is:

Five of ClubsThree of Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 2

Dealer is showing:

hole cardSeven of Clubs

Your hand is:

Ace of DiamondsSixof Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 3

Dealer is showing:

hole cardTwo of Clubs

Your hand is:

Five of DiamondsFour of Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 4

Dealer is showing:

hole cardThree of Spades

Your hand is:

Ace of SpadesTwo of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 5

Dealer is showing:

hole cardKing of Spades

Your hand is:

Eight of SpadesThree of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 6

Dealer is showing:

hole cardAce of Spades

Your hand is:

Ace of SpadesSeven of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 7

Dealer is showing:

hole cardTwo of Clubs

Your hand is:

Seven of DiamondsFive of Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 8

Dealer is showing:

hole cardSeven of Clubs

Your hand is:

Nine of DiamondsSeven of Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 9

Dealer is showing:

hole cardQueen of Diamonds

Your hand is:

Eight of HeartsEight of Clubs

 
 
 
 

Question 10

Dealer is showing:

hole cardTwo of Diamonds

Your hand is:

Nine of HeartsTwo of Clubs

 
 
 
 

Question 11

Dealer is showing:

hole cardFour of Clubs

Your hand is:

Two of ClubsTwo of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 12

Dealer is showing:

hole cardFive of Clubs

Your hand is:

Ace of ClubsSeven of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 13

Dealer is showing:

hole cardThree of Clubs

Your hand is:

Ace of ClubsFour of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 14

Dealer is showing:

hole cardSix of Spades

Your hand is:

Five of DiamondsFive of Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 15

Dealer is showing:

hole cardThree of Spades

Your hand is:

Six of DiamondsSix of Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 16

Dealer is showing:

hole cardThree of Spades

Your hand is:

Seven of ClubsFive of Hearts

 
 
 
 

Question 17

Dealer is showing:

hole cardSeven of Hearts

Your hand is:

Six of HeartsThree of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 18

Dealer is showing:

hole cardNine of Hearts

Your hand is:

Six of HeartsFour of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 19

Dealer is showing:

hole cardJack of Spades

Your hand is:

Ace of HeartsSeven of Diamonds

 
 
 
 

Question 20

Dealer is showing:

hole cardEight of Spades

Your hand is:

Nine of DiamondsNine of Clubs

 
 
 
 

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Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago

Oh by the way I got 19 out of 20 I got the splitting 8s wrong but I know that its wrong to split 8s against a 10. If the dealer averages 18.26 you are putting an extra bet just to get two 18s or two losing hands! better to lose one hand than two hands. Yes the odds of you busting are high but even if you get two 10s you will still lose against a dealers average.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago

You don’t split 8s against a 10. As a matter of fact I would not split 8s against a 2,3,9,or A. It also depends on the count. Splitting always Aces and Eights is basic when you know more about the game you should shy away from the basic. Basic strategy will make you win 1 out of 30 times! if you know how to count and bet you increase your payout 200%. I would not split 6s against a 3 either although it would depend on the count same with splitting 8s against a 2 normally no but if the count is extremely high Yes. Also if the TC is incredibly high I would stay on 16 when the dealer is showing a 7. Don’t split Aces agianst a 10 unless the TC is high. If the TC is incredibly low I would not split Aces just hit through no matter what the dealer is showing!

Scott
Scott
6 months ago

Why would u just hit a 8 against the dealer having a 6 th instead of doubling

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Scott

You only double 9’s on a dealer 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  Scott

sorry split 9s against an 8 the dealer averages 18.26 if you are standing there with an 18 you have a losing hand. that is why you hit A7 against the dealers 8. you play to win not to tie!

george nicholas
george nicholas
1 year ago

got 20 out of 20

cyrus
cyrus
1 year ago

20 out of 20, On another practice quiz, I have 100 out of 100. My problem is I have worked at card counting, but I ALWAYS get distracted then lose the count. I am a newbie at this. I need to know when NOT to utilize Basic Strategie and go with the count, That is if I don’t lose my way. Maybe a different method? I am 76 years of age and card counting is difficult for me. I have lost once out of 10 sessions at the casino, I was not card counting at those sessions.

Paperdog
Paperdog
4 months ago
Reply to  cyrus

You were lucky… Nobody comes out ahead in basic strategy because of basic strategy. The math (stats & probs) already prove that. Stay with counting, but be careful

Tony
Tony
1 year ago

Thanks

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

19 out of 20… It was #20 that I missed and I know better!

Colin Buck
Colin Buck
1 year ago

The quiz needs to state how the dealer deals the dealer getting with a BJ. The quiz assumes the dealer declares it straight away. Most online BJ games dont, they let player play first then the dealer declares it. So if player doubles or splits, the player loses that extra bet too.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

Double 11 against 10 and split 8s against 10, bring your money and come play with me

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Oh oops, I got it backwards. The quiz is right, I said it wrong, and I picked the wrong button by accident, derp lol

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

According to what I’ve learned, my basic strategy chart AND YOUR OWN, you don’t split (9,9) against an 8. Fix your quiz.

Paul
Paul
2 years ago
Reply to  Jon

Correct BS for 9,9 vs. 8 is to split. Split nines against everything except 7, 10, or A.

george nicholas
george nicholas
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul

exactly

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

You are almost correct. Yes slit 9s against an 8. I would not split 9s against a 2 however it depends on the count.

george nicholas
george nicholas
2 years ago
Reply to  Jon

your wrong…

Mick
Mick
2 years ago
Reply to  Jon

Nope. That’s right.

george nicholas
george nicholas
1 year ago
Reply to  Jon

Join the discussion…

george nicholas
george nicholas
1 year ago

Join the discussion…your wrong split

Joshua Chan
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Joshua Chan
2 years ago

Great quiz, it’s quick but has all of those close decisions that make the difference between almost perfect play and average.

grouch
grouch
2 years ago
Reply to  Joshua Chan

No it doesn’t. It didn’t even have 16 against 10 and that’s the most common close decision you’ll ever see. And most of them weren’t close decisions at all. Like soft 17 against 7? There’s no count high enough or low enough to justify anything other than hitting. I’ll tell you, 16 against 7 is NOT a close decision. 7.68. You stand only if truecount>=7.68. That’s super high. Lots of people just THINK they should stand on 16 against 7 because they’re boneheads, they don’t realize that it’s much worse to stand on 16 against 7 than it is against a 10, and are actually more likely to hit on 16 against 10 than against a 7. The only “close decisions” on the quiz were 9 against 2 and 12 against 3. Each of which has a decision threshold of nearly exactly truecount=0.9.

BOB SOOTS
BOB SOOTS
2 years ago

WHAT IS MY SCORE ON THE ABOVE QUIZ?

Barb
Barb
2 years ago
Reply to  Tum

No results for me either

Barb
Barb
2 years ago
Reply to  Tum

Working now thx!