Learn The Values Of The Counting In Blackjack
The Hi Lo count recognizes that the cards ranging from 2 to 6 are of great value to the dealer, since these cards turn hard to the bench (12 – 16) which is forced to pull in a good hand. For example, a 5 to become a dealer’s 12-16 into 17-21, consequently it is the most important card for the dealer.
On the other hand, an Ace is the most important for the player, as it is the key component to a “blackjack” which pays 3 to 2. As the “little” cards are played, they are no longer available for dealer and since the deck is the same number of cards of positive and negative, a “plus” count tells us that there are a lot of high cards tens and aces that are still in the deck. This situation is favorable for the player since the possibility of a blackjack and the situations in which it doubles or splits have a better chance of receiving a high card.
Of course the dealer has the same chance of receiving a high card. But remember that the dealer does not receive a payment of 3 to 2 for a blackjack, can not double or split and has hit 16 or with a lower score. Also, as you will learn in a later lesson, knowing the proportion of 10-valued cards in the deck, gives you the knowledge to make profitable insurance.
Learn the values of the scores
This is the only exercise you need to learn the point values of your system of card counting. It ‘s the only one that I use when I need to change the count from one game to another with a deck with multiple decks and vice versa. Take a deck of cards, take out one card at a time and each say that the score represents. If a card has a positive value, do not say “Plus 1″, and say only “one”, because that implies, however, already a “plus”. If a card is a negative value, say “M 1″, not “minus 1″ because it saves a syllable. For valuable papers “neutral” or zero, do not say nothing – they are completely ignored by the Hi / Lo count.