What Does Soft Total Mean in Blackjack?

In blackjack, a “soft total” refers to any hand that has an Ace as its first card. The Ace can count as either 1 or 11, so it gives the player some flexibility in how they play their hand.

A soft total of 21 (Ace-10) is called a “natural blackjack” and is an automatic winner, unless the dealer also has a natural blackjack.

A soft total of 17 (Ace-6) is a very strong hand, but the player must be careful not to go over 21. If the dealer has a 7 or higher, the player should hit.

If the dealer has a 6 or lower, the player should stand.

A soft total of 13 (Ace-2) is a weak hand, but the player may still have a chance to win if the dealer has a low card showing. In this case, the player should hit.

In general, players should be more aggressive with their betting when they have a soft total, since they have a better chance of winning than if they had a hard total (a hand without an Ace).

What does soft total mean in blackjack? It means that you have an ace in your hand which can be counted as 1 or 11. This gives you more flexibility when playing your hand and makes it easier to get to 21 (or close to it).

A soft total of 21 is called a natural blackjack and is an automatic winner unless the dealer also has one.