The Ace-Neutral Balanced Count...
  • Has anyone here ever tried THIS Count???...

    Ace = 0
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 = +1
    8, 9, 10, J, K, Q = -1

    The Reason WHY the Ace is Neutral,
    is because It is Equally a Low Card (Value=1),
    and a High Card (Value=11).
  • Surfteq said:
    Has anyone here ever tried THIS Count???...

    Ace = 0
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 = +1
    8, 9, 10, J, K, Q = -1

    The Reason WHY the Ace is Neutral,
    is because It is Equally a Low Card (Value=1),
    and a High Card (Value=11).



    If you use a ace side count this should work well. Without a ace side count it is of questionable value. Remember, most the advantage a counter has comes from blackjacks so it is important to keep track of aces.
  • Hello Cass...

    I get way more Double-Downs than Blackjacks,
    so most of the Advantage comes from Double-Downs,
    and NOT Blackjacks...especially with Double after Split (DAS)...

    Also, I do better when I Double-Down on 10 than I do on 11,
    because too many times I get an Ace on the 11!!!...

    Anyone else here experience this problem,
    especially in Multiple-Decks/6 Deck Shoes???
  • Reason aces create blackjacks and blackjacks pay 3 to 2 when player gets them and only 1 to 1 when the house gets them. Aces are the most important card in the deck. Plus if you get a bad card with the ace like a 4 you get a free hit without the fear of busting.
  • Neutralizing the 8 and count the Ace as -1 is MUCH better.

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