I usually play the Video games. Ones that are cutesy you know? But I want to partake in Tables but when I read about strategies its all in abbreviated form or acronyms. I have no idea what is being said. Is there a cheat sheet somewhere that explains what is actually being said? In particular the last post I read about was Jack Black strategy. Well for the most part it was like Greek to me? mplified Basic Strategy- 1)Dealer Rules(H17): Draw on 16 or less, stand on 17 or more. Exception: Hit soft 17. Never take insurance or even money. 2)Easy Splits: Always split aces and 8's. 3)Easy Stands: Versus dealers 2-6, stand on hard 12-16. 4)Easy Doubles: Double on 10 or 11 when your total is higher than the dealers up card. 5)Soft Doubles: Double all 18 and less soft hands against dealer 4-6. 6)More Splits: Split all pairs (except 4's, 5's and 10's) against dealer 2-7. I'm a maroon as for the most part I don't know what is being said. Again I'm a novice big time.