Aug 13, 2019 · As my blackjack appendix 9 shows, a 2-card soft 18 vs A has an expected value of hitting of -0.100359, and of standing -0.100502. So with two cards it is very slightly better to hit. However, not all soft 18's are composed of two cards. The more the cards in the player's hand the more the odds favor standing. Aug 01, 2019 · Blackjack is an extremely popular card game that is enjoyed by players in both online and land-based casinos. The main reason behind it’s wide-world popularity is that players are required to make multiple decisions with each hand, greatly affecting the outcome in a game of blackjack.