Always split aces and eights when playing blackjack.You always split aces because you are getting two hands that theoretically can hit 21 on the next card. You split them into two strong hands, and therefore, you get more money on the table in a strong position. Besides, leaving two aces gives you a two or twelve, neither of which is a good start to a hand. If given the chance, wouldn't you double your bet knowing that your first card was going to be an ace? Sure you would and should.
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