The basic strategy for S17 blackjack contains four "wimpy" plays to some. Players are supposed to surrender when dealt 16 vs. 9, 16 vs. 10, 16 vs. A or 15 vs. 10. Is surrender always necessary? No! If you don't like to surrender all the time, here come the Swashbuckling 4! The Swashbuckling 4 will earn you more money from card counting in addition to earning you some grudging respect from the table. Based on Moraine's book titled AceMT for Blackjack and Spanish 21, Moraine complies four deviation indices and recommends that you hit, instead of surrender, at the negative true counts shown below.