Card counting in blackjack is a mathematical technique for remembering all cards dealt from the deck at a specific time. Counting cards helps you to understand what cards are still left to be played which will greatly aid him at the tables. Counting cards isn’t very simple but it can be achieved with experience and practice.
High Low Card Counting System
The Hi-Lo counting card system was created by Harvey Dubner. He simplified the Ten Count system that was developed by Dr. Edward Throp, and made it simpler for gamblers to use it at an real blackjack table. This strategy is specifically made for intermediate and beginner blackjack players. This counting method is one of easiest to master and is most recommended for gamblers who aren’t professional players, but still want to learn how to count cards. Since it is very simple to use, the High/Low counting method is the most common option for many blackjack teams. It’s because the system performs well against the learning curve when numerous players on the team are at different levels.
The High/Low system can be learned quite easily. First, you have to learn the value for every card in the deck. That value is 2-6 (the low cards) +1, 7-9, 0, and cards 10, J, Q, K and A (the high cards) -1. You always start the count at zero after the dealer shuffles. When you notice a card in the 2-6 range add one to the count, do nothing if you see a card in the 7-9 range and finally subtract one anytime you see 10 or higher or an Ace. The resulting number is the Running Count. Once the Running Count is high indicates more low cards have been played. When it low means more high cards have been played. Then you need to compare it to the True Count, which is Running Count divided by the number of decks left to be played. You make your bets accordingly. You want the True Count to be as high as possible to supply the players the best chance of winning against the dealer.
Knockout Blackjack Card Counting System:
The knockout counting system, or KO, is considered the most popular unbalanced counting card methods. Most card counting systems are balanced. A balanced card system is when you count down the entire deck and end up with a final count of 0. But an unbalanced count system means that counting through a card deck you’ll not get an end count of 0.
Knock out blackjack requires fewer conversion methods than the HI-LO system. The KO counting system is really easier for the player. In case you are having problems with the Hi-Lo system because of the the conversions, you need to use the KO system and see if you get greater accuracy while playing.
The main reason for less conversions is the Knock Out system includes the sevens within the low card group. This method works in this way. A card in the 2-7 range adds one to the count, you will still do nothing when a card in the 8-9 range shows up and subtract one for a 10 or higher including the Ace. The good thing about this system is it does not use the True Count whatsoever, making it quicker to compute.
Any of the two methods should get you counting cards very quickly, but don’t use either of these for online casinosbecause there’s to much deviation.