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1. #### A few words on color-dependent card counting strategies

by , 04-25-2012 at 04:38 AM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
The most famous color-dependent card counting system is Red7, but there are several. In Red7, you count the red sevens, but not the black sevens. The idea is to realize results that are closer to a level 2 strategy, without using a more complicated level 2 strategy. In a level 2 strategy, you would have to count the sevens as .5, or double all the tag values.

Of course, counting half the sevens is less efficient. Betting correlation theoretically drops from 98.4% to 97.2% and playing
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Strategies
2. #### Advantage by count when first card is known, 6:5 BJ

by , 04-25-2012 at 04:37 AM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
On page 464 in Modern Blackjack, I provide a chart of the advantages by card and by count if you know the first card. For example, if you know your first card is an ace, your advantage is about 51%. A staggering number. But, what if you are playing Blackjack pay 6:5?

The below chart is single-deck Blackjack, H17, nDAS, one player, four rounds, card counting with HiLo. The advantage for counts -10 to +10. Lower numbers, but still huge advantages.

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Studies
3. #### How Blackjack Works Index

by , 04-25-2012 at 04:35 AM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
It has occurred to me that a full table of contents of Chapter 15, How Blackjack Works, would be useful. This occurred to me because I go searching through the chapter myself trying to remember where I put charts. So:

How Blackjack Works 369

Basic Strategy 370
What hands do we get? 370
Single-Deck 371
What are the good Blackjack hands? 372
Single-Deck 373
What Blackjack hands get the money? 374
Single-Deck 375
What Blackjack
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Studies
4. #### Definition of a Progression Player

by , 04-25-2012 at 04:31 AM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
Most people know that two wrongs don’t make a right. From this, we can logically infer that three wrongs don’t make a right. A progressionist is a person that believes that if he could only be allowed no limitations on the number of wrongs, then he would be right.
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Musings
5. #### Hand Length by Dealer Upcard

by , 04-25-2012 at 04:31 AM (Modern Blackjack nth Edition)
The questions seem to become more and more odd as strange bonuses and side counts abound. These charts show the percentage of hands that are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 cards in length, but for each possible dealer upcard. Split hands are counted separately. The sims are for HiLo with full indexes, as that’s more interesting. Six decks, 78% penetration, S17, DAS, one billion rounds each. Obviously, with an upcard of five or six, the player is far more likely to stand pat with two cards. Of course, doubles
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Studies
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