Donniee
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June 29th, 2017 at 4:08:30 PM permalink
Sorry, the title should have been named "New Card Counter Here"

I am not a blackjack player but have been practicing how to count and ultimately mastered it.

What are basic ways to bet according to the count? What results can I expect from betting this way?

Assuming I play perfect basic strategy, do we change the way we play certain hands according to the count? If so, please describe.
AxelWolf
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Boz
June 29th, 2017 at 4:18:38 PM permalink
We already have a Terrific counter who's mastered it here.

Check out D-day to Vegas. http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/blackjack/28726-d-day-may-15th/
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
LostWages
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June 29th, 2017 at 9:06:09 PM permalink
Quote: Donniee

Sorry, the title should have been named "New Card Counter Here"

I am not a blackjack player but have been practicing how to count and ultimately mastered it.

What are basic ways to bet according to the count? What results can I expect from betting this way?

Assuming I play perfect basic strategy, do we change the way we play certain hands according to the count? If so, please describe.



I think most - if not all - your questions are answered in detail in these 3 articles of Romes:

http://wizardofvegas.com/articles/A-to-Z-Counting-Cards-in-Blackjack/

http://wizardofvegas.com/articles/A-to-Z-Counting-Cards-In-Blackjack-2/q

http://wizardofvegas.com/articles/A-to-Z-Counting-Cards-In-Blackjack-3/

If you're unwilling to read, I'm not sure you'll find better answers anywhere else.

Good luck!
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billryan
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June 29th, 2017 at 9:41:01 PM permalink
Bet more on the hands you win and less on the ones you lose. And don't get caught.
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Romes
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LostWages
June 30th, 2017 at 7:12:38 AM permalink
Donniee, FYI the simple +1 and -1 factor of counting isn't what the rest of the forums would consider "card counting." The +1 and -1 is just the system you use, but there's SO MUCH more to it than that. There's Kelly Criterion (how much to bet when to bet), Bankroll Management, Risk of Ruin (RoR), bet spreads, Expected Values (EV), Standard Deviations (SD), understanding variance and "the long run" when you're mathematically guaranteed to be ahead.

LW gave you the links to my 3 "A-Z" articles. I'd highly recommend you read all 3 of those (yes and all of the Q/A in article 3) and then come back with any questions you may have. There's a LOT more to counting that you haven't mastered just yet =). Are you able to count with the PB chatting with you, the cocktail waitress asking you for drinks, the slot machines going off, other people yelling and screaming around you, and convert the true count and bet the appropriate amounts? If not, then you're quire far from mastering counting! Feel free to post in here or message me with further questions after a bit more research =D.
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BlackjackGuy123
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July 27th, 2017 at 11:32:49 AM permalink
You bet corresponding to your advantage (and determine your advantage per true count through simulation by a program such as CVCX). Bankroll * Advantage * Adjustment is the formula. So let's say you have a $10,000 bankroll, a 1% advantage at TC +2. Then the formula is

$10,000 * 1% * .75 (the adjustment for blackjack is always .75).

And this gives you an answer of $75.

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