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DD or Splits
If you get fewer splits and fewer DD. That puts you on a more even playing field with the dealer. You both play to win on the cards in the original hand. When the dealer has a high card out (10's) it seems the player will bust more often. You…
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May 2005
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DD or Splits
You're right on about the count being high and no DD or split opportunity. Maybe when the count is high, the dealer has a high card up and you don't split or DD against a 10. In my case the count started out +1 to 2 right away and slowly…
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Sage
May 2005
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FRED RENZEYS' KISS III COUNT
Skunk I agree with your numbers. Just some minor rounding differences. Hope Fred also agrees. I looked at the numbers a different way and developed the following table you can print, carry & learn. I'm still working on my KISS counting and…
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Sage
April 2005
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FRED RENZEYS' KISS III COUNT
I will look at the numbers. First glance they look good....... The table is easier to construct, review and use if the left column is the True Count and the top row is decks played (rather than decks remaining, decks played you can look at the disc…
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Sage
April 2005
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FRED RENZEYS' KISS III COUNT
Using the formula of KISS vs TC I developed a table that helps me understand the "fudge" issue. It is more complicated to write about it & try to explain it in words than it actually is when you look at the numbers. They are straight …
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Sage
April 2005
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FRED RENZEYS' KISS III COUNT
Fred, Thanks for the explaination. I'll review the numbers. I think I must agree, perhaps the small extra gain is not worth the extra effort it requires. But I wanted to review other index plays when the TC was other than 2.
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Sage
April 2005
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FRED RENZEYS' KISS III COUNT
Hi Fred, I have learned to count using your book & KISS II. I like it, but want to move forward to use a more precise True Count for the various indexes. I have stayed with II rather than III because I want a higher correlation of my play %, r…
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Sage
April 2005
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FRED RENZEYS' KISS III COUNT
I have been using KISS II on 6 decks since the first of the year. My simple arithmetic says at a count of "22" the True Count is "2" The true count is "3" between KISS 23 & 27 depending upon the number of cards that…
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Sage
April 2005
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6D.."Front Count"
Confused on the "36" for a six deck game. The Bluebook has a six deck count starting at "10" I thought the deck was favorable at "20"? What is the "36" number??? :?:
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Sage
April 2005
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Not splitting 8's if Surrender of offered...?
Found the following on the wiz of odds web site: These plays are close, thus they may be candidates for not putting more money out :?: My wife knows blackjack basic strategy but insists on being a 'hunch' player. What are the hands that …
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Sage
February 2005
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Not splitting 8's if Surrender of offered...?
[Many use "risk averse" playing indices when counting which simply say "when the EVs are close, very close, use the play with the smallest variance or risk, which means double/split less frequently than BS or normal counting BS depart…
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Sage
February 2005
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An update to the site
How would you relate the A-5 count system to True Count values? I use the KISS II system and can relate the KISS to TC. But have not looked at the A-5 values vs TC or KISS Enjoyed your web site...... :wink:
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Sage
February 2005
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cruise ship gambling experience
I'm also having a little trouble with KISS (KISS II in my case) I have developed a table with KISS counts vs True Counts Then looked up the TC changes in play and betting ranges in other books. Issues: 1. The KISS numbers only relate well at th…
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Sage
January 2005
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Fred Renzeys KISS COUNT
In thinking further about the betting spread-ramp, etc. In the last chapter of Bringing down the house, the MIT student story, they discuss the betting technique used: Six decks in a standard LV strip shoe game. (Assuming we accept these statemen…
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Sage
December 2004
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Fred Renzeys KISS COUNT
Gentlemen: This betting ramp, spread discussion has been a great teaching lesson for me. Prior to this I have reviewed 4 to 5 books. They always seem to have different betting ramps and spreads. I couldn't find a consistent approach. Now I …
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Sage
December 2004
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Fred Renzeys KISS COUNT
Grifter: Is the ramp always between TC = 1 and TC = 5, regardless of the end point betting values? (In a 6 deck game, is it the same in a DD game?) So no matter what the end point bet is, be it 2, 4, 8 or 16 then the end point bet is always at TC =5…
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Sage
December 2004
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Fred Renzeys KISS COUNT
Thanks Ray :) BJ stats is quite a web site, now all I have to do is understand what I'm looking at. Interesting that they use 1-8 spread. Wonder if that is trying to tell us something!! I agree the average bet, taking doubles & splits in…
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Sage
December 2004
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Fred Renzeys KISS COUNT
With the 1-8 spread, what are the bank roll requirements? What is the aveage bet over the session? Is it 3 units?
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Sage
December 2004
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Fred Renzeys KISS COUNT
I agree with you 100% ++. Renzeys charts seem way more aggressive than any other book I have read in the area of suggested betting per the count. As you do, most books suggest that TC be used to determine the bet. So I converted KISS to TC and go…
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Sage
December 2004
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KISS versus TC betting
It seems the betting units per true count are quite high, thus it requires quite a large total bankroll. In the above example it takes a 1000 unit bankroll just to bet 7 or 8 units (which at a $1000 bank roll is only $7 or $8.00) when the TC = 3. S…
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Sage
December 2004
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KISS versus TC betting
How many units is $1000? Is it 1000? so at TC =3 the bet is 7 1/2 units?
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Sage
December 2004
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Fred Renzeys KISS COUNT
How do you vary the bet with the KISS II or III system? The TC of Hi/Lo and how you bet with TC versus the KISS bets don't seem to correlate.
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Sage
December 2004
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Counters read this...
I just finished reading "Bringing Down the House", the MIT students story. They counted and played against a 6 deck game that is common in Las Vegas today. That seems to indicated that counting works!?? :lol:
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Sage
December 2004
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KISS versus TC betting
As a followup to my betting question above, How do you size your bet using True Count as the guide? At what count do you raise the bet and how much as the True Count rises?
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Sage
December 2004
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Tournament Strategy
Hi Midnite, Data from the game I saw last week; (they stated 2 weeks ago and plan on a game every Sunday) Estimate six tables of six players each. 18 hands per round, three rounds First 13 hands per round max bet is $500, last 5 hands no limit $$ be…
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Sage
November 2004
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Blackjack Comps
So I play two red for 1 hr at S17 and get: $10 x 1hr x .7 x .40 = $2.80 in comps Correct?? :roll:
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Sage
November 2004
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How's this for a back-off...
I was at Foxwood casino, Conn this summer and had a "side better" for the first time. I was winning hands, up a few $$ at a $25 table. This older Chinese gentlemen, in a suit, added a black to the side of my green chip. I was surprised,…
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Sage
October 2004
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Double Deck (DD) games
Just back from Las Vegas, played my first DD BJ. Played at the Stardust. After the jitters were gone, had a good time. I'm a new counter, use KISS II. Have played 6 deck, S17, etc. for a about a year and still lose the count a lot!! DD was …
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Sage
October 2004
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An update to the site
What is the site address? :?:
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Sage
June 2004
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Vegas trip.
Hi Walter: Can't make it to Las Vegas in June. But be sure to post when the special will be shown on the Travel Channel. I definately want to watch the "Master" at work :wink:
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Sage
June 2004
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