Basic blackjack strategy is the correct play for each blackjack hand possibility as developed by four mathematicians back in the 1950’s. This was later refined when thousands of computer simulations were run against the theory. It is designed to win more good hands and lose fewer bad hands. When a player uses the strategy his or her decisions regarding hitting, standing, splitting, doubling, etc. have all been made for them. This technique is also referred to as “Perfect Blackjack”.