IF YOU'D LIKE TO COUNT BUT FEEL INTIMIDATED.................
  • HEY-IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN TO BE A COUNTER BUT FEEL IT'S TOO MUCH,GET FRED RENZEYS BLACKJACK BLUEBOOK II.
    I'M USING KISS III AND IT'S GREAT...........BEFORE READING HIS BOOK I FELT COUNTING WAS BEYOND ME..............IT'S NOT.
    GOOD LUCK ALL!
    PROG
  • Even for those who are totally unable to use a "plus/minus" counting system and cannot maintain a count all the way thru the shoe, there is the "Ace/10 Front Count". With that, you simply add together all the Aces and 10's that have come out thru the first two decks. Once two decks have hit the discard tray, you stop counting. Your total tells you how to bet the remainder of the shoe - probably another 2.25 decks before the shuffle. It's enough to give you a tiny edge if you follow the guidelines rigorously.
  • Here's my story:

    For 10 years played bj 1-2 per year with a weak knowledge of BS.

    Decided to learn to count about 8 months ago but since I don't play often I only wanted to trim the house edge.

    Learned BS and started reading this board.

    Tried KO but the indices scared me away and the KO software was so buggy that I aborted.

    Tried Ace-5 for awhile with limited success.

    Purchased BJ Bluebook II.

    Switched to Ace-Ten Front.

    Decided I wasn't estimating the two deck checkpoint accurately enough.

    Back to Ace-5 but I tried adding an unbalanced spin by also counting black 4's. Purchased CVCX to run sims...

    Finally, decided to learn KISS II. After practicing a bit each day for about a week I could keep the count in real play. My wife decided to one-up me and mastered KISS III in about 3 days. She has an amazing memory. Now we go to the casino and take turns counting so we don't get fatigued and don't look like we are paying too close attention.

    I highly recommend mastering BS and jumping straight to the KISS counts. I definitely wasted a lot of time trying other methods before deciding to just take the time to learn are real counting system.
  • it's so cool KNOWING the count is very high and watching as the dealer turns over paint card after paint card.
  • yeah, but it can be hell knowing the count is sky-high, and you keep getting stiff hands to the dealer's 10 up and (of course) a 10 down. And a hit brings out that 10 you are expecting as well. :)
  • YOU ARE SO RIGHT!

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