True Count questions
  • Using HiLo, I wanted to know a simple question regarding the TC.

    Are you supposed to continue/restart your RC from your TC?

    Example:

    6 deck shoe using HiLo.
    RC is 8, 4 decks left...do I continue/restart my RC from 2?


    If so, how often do you restart your RC from your TC (ie every 2 decks, deck, 1/2 deck, etc.)?
    Do you simply estimate the decks remaining from the decks seen in the discard tray? (If not, how do you determine when to count your TC?)
  • Your RC and your TC are completely seperate. Your running count is the count of the cards, you don't restart it until the start of a new shoe. You calculate your TC by dividing your RC by the number of decks remaining to be played - and yes you estimate that from the number of cards in the discard tray.
    Your TC is used to calculate your bet and making playing deviations, it's not meant to keep track of what cards have been played. That's the job of the RC.

    RJT.
  • RJT said:
    Your RC and your TC are completely seperate. Your running count is the count of the cards, you don't restart it until the start of a new shoe. You calculate your TC by dividing your RC by the number of decks remaining to be played - and yes you estimate that from the number of cards in the discard tray.
    Your TC is used to calculate your bet and making playing deviations, it's not meant to keep track of what cards have been played. That's the job of the RC.

    RJT.


    How often do you check your TC (every 2 decks, 1 deck, 1/2 deck, after each hand, 2 hands, etc.)?
  • CEO Alex said:
    How often do you check your TC (every 2 decks, 1 deck, 1/2 deck, after each hand, 2 hands, etc.)?




    It depends. To place a bet, you use the TC at the end of the previous round, after all hands including the dealer's have been completed.

    To make a playing decision, you use the TC derived from the running count of the current deck after all visible cards have been counted. Before you hit a second time, you also adjust the RC (and thus the TC) for the hit card from your first hit.

    In short, the RC you use is always the most current RC number you have seen, current to the last card dealt by the dealer, and to use it you convert it to a TC at the instant you need the TC for betting/playing decisions...
  • CEO Alex said:
    How often do you check your TC (every 2 decks, 1 deck, 1/2 deck, after each hand, 2 hands, etc.)?


    Depends on how much effort you wish to expend. See http://www.blackjackincolor.com/penetration9.htm

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