Can someone explain to me why S17 is the better of the two? There are two scenarios where this comes in to play dealer A up 6 below, 6 up A below. With the first the player will do his best to make 17 or better with his hand. With 6 up the player will stop with anything greater than 11, leaving the player to lose with 12-16. In my mind I would think it would be in the players best interest for the dealer draw. Can someone give me the math on this? Just seems with A up your already making your best attempt and 6 up there are several losses coming with standing on 12-16.