In my opinion the basic strategy of blackjack is to have your pocket pair on the left hand side of the blackjack chart, so as not to get hit. So if you do get hit, you can’t be taken.
However, this strategy is very loose, because if you don’t get hit, the player doesn’t care how many other players are betting with you. I would suggest that you get a pocket pair on the right hand side of the blackjack chart, and then the blackjack can be “attacked” later, when your opponent takes his or her pocket pair off the table. This would be another reason that your opponents will always have an opportunity to take your pocket pair off the table.
The first thing you need to understand is that you are on the line, and you are the player to lose if you can’t beat your opponent. It is important to realize that you are playing against all other players on the table. I hope this helps you see how important it is to pay attention to your pocket pair and why you have to leave it on the table.
Now, some people might be saying, well, I don’t think the blackjack table is going to hit me. Indeed, that is one possibility, but I would think that they would have a much better chance of doing that if they didn’t have any cards on the table. Your position in the blackjack chart is the same as in the backgammon chart, with the obvious exception that you have more cards and therefore a better chance of winning.
If you want to follow the basic strategy, then when the blackjack dealer makes his big number (the top card), and all the other players get up, you should have one of your cards on the blackjack chart. That way you know that there is a chance that you will lose a game if you don’t get hit, but you also know that if you do get hit, you are on the line and it’s not going to be the end of the world. In fact, it might not even mean that much if you hit your opponent, because your pocket pair was probably already off the table before he or she hit.
However, you should not make the mistake of thinking that you’re the only one betting. There will be players who have pocket pairs on both sides of the blackjack chart, and they are going to continue to play. What you need to do is to play to your advantage, and do whatever you can to make sure that the dealer doesn’t have any cards. You should also continue to bet, and you can take advantage of the people who are still waiting for their cards by calling a straight draw.
In the final analysis, the most important thing about the blackjack chart is that you have to be aggressive. Even if you’re going to miss the blackjack card, you’ll make at least a profit if you’re aggressive enough. In my opinion, the best way to play blackjack is to remain aggressive, because this way you’ll be able to take advantage of the situations that allow you to be on the line.
So in conclusion, being a good blackjack player is all about being aggressive. You don’t need to follow the basic strategy, because the basic strategy only applies to an opponent who is betting, not when you have already missed the blackjack.