counting for a motivated noob
  • Ok... so I know that
    2-6 is +1
    7-9 is 0
    10-A is -1

    SO with that in mind... what am i suppose to if say the count gets to +10. What does this mean??? Does this mean more high cards are coming out and i have better odds against the dealer cause he or she is going to bust??


    Someone plz help me and my friend have been doin it all day were really into it we plan on going to tunica pretty soon we only live like 15 minutes away and we'd like to make a littel bit of money. We've been playin black jack the past two times and have walked a way a winner but we would like to have an edge too.
  • [QUOTE=whiteav6;27900]Ok... so I know that
    2-6 is +1
    7-9 is 0
    10-A is -1

    SO with that in mind... what am i suppose to if say the count gets to +10. What does this mean??? Does this mean more high cards are coming out and i have better odds against the dealer cause he or she is going to bust??

    What you outlined in the Hi-low counting system. You have a running and a true count. What this means is if your count is +10 (running count) to know how significant that is you must divide +10 by the amount of decks not yet dealt.
    10 after 1 deck is dealt in a 6 deck game results in a true count of +2 (10 divided by 5)
    10 after 4 decks are dealt is +5
    The higher the true count, the bigger your edge against the casino and the more you bet.

    The reason you have an edge is that the dealer will bust on a high percentage of his stiffs (so will you) but also you will win a higher percentage of your doubles and splits and with more aces and faces left than normal, there will be more blackjacks and you get paid a bonus on your blackjacks and dealers can not split nor double.

    Counting is very easy. Winning as a counter is much harder. First off you must know basic strategy perfectly and then you should learn indices (changes to basic strategy based upon the count).

    My suggestion for you is monitor this and other groups but also purchase some good blackjack books, because just knowing what is plus or minus will not be enough.

    ihate17
  • Before you even start to learn card counting you need to learn proper basic strategy. Card counting is useless if you don’t know how to play your hands in the first place. As iHate17 said, read some books and check out some other websites before you invest too much money in this. Here are a few good websites:

    www.blackjackinfo.com (especially the Free Counting Resources thread)
    www.advantageplayer.com
    www.blackjackforumonline.com
    www.bj21.com

    -Sonny-
  • The last site on Sonny's list, BJ21.com, has a link to a BJ school (their home page). This site has a bunch of specific lessons that will answer at least 95% of your questions. It's free and easy to read and/or download if you want it off-line.

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