A Card Counter’s Guide to Success

Many people are confused by the concept of card counting. There is a lot written about the subject, and even though there are several different ways to do it, I am going to briefly cover the basics, as I am most familiar with them. There are many different theories, but for the purposes of this article we are going to look at basic card counting.

Blackjack card counting is the process of rating the cards that have been dealt, and determining whether or not the probability of getting a card (or a face card) is favorable. There are various different systems, but the process is very similar.

Let's say someone plays $10 - $20 heads up - you count 21 - you have high cards, while he has low cards, you win as the probability of getting a high card is greater than that of a low card. You say 10, and he says 20 - you have the highest card, so you believe you have the best hand. You say "I wouldn't cross your arms!" He says "I wouldn't cross mine!"

An experience player will say this is not the way it works, and to this I say: "Go to hell!" There are ways to count cards, and if you are smart about it, you can make some profits. The casinos know the game is fixed, and while card counting is almost impossible to spot, people do it and do it well.

Let's look at the high cards first. What is a high card? A high card is when you get a card that is higher than any of the cards that have been dealt. Examples would be getting an Ace, King, or Queen in the mix. These cards are the most valuable cards to hold for that particular mix. In a 60 card game, you have a good chance of forming a good hand around 6 cards (6 x 2 = 12, or OR 6 x 1 = 10, depending on which way you want to work it).

It is time to look at the low cards. What are the least valuable cards you can draw? There are two ways to answer that. The quick way would be to count all the cards from 2 to Ace, and if there are 2 cards or more, you have to count them as being lower. The accurate way would be to count your 2 cards, then add the 1 card. That would be 2 + 1 = 3. Once you have figured out the answer, you can cross that number off of your card counter (Togel Online Terpercaya), and that number will be your count.

Advanced players will sometimes employ what's called the " Composite" method of counting. For example, they will have a set of cards, say for example, four 4's, and they will count those cards as two separate cards. They would do this to represent more accurately the total number of cards in the deck. Using this method, they can more easily spot trends and also keep up with changes in the game. They might also employ what's called " splitting the deck" and doing this to form a sort of "uryidation" pattern, sort of likeolf clumps. This is hard to do, and unless you have been counting in the wild sequences of cards, will require some study and emotional contort to follow the pattern. But for those who can do it, it is extremely helpful.

The most effective way to improve your card counting, and by extension, your odds, is to bet with your cards as a whole, not as a sum of individual cards. This is the most logical, and will have an effect on your probability of getting a "good read" on the cards.

The count is in the end only your tell tale sign of the truth, but in blackjack, you want to be watching out for those sequences. The lack of true count is what will cause you to have less of an edge, or in this case, a negative edge. Stay away from high cards when they're dealt, and high cards when they're not.