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1. #### The HNF Count

by , 02-01-2016 at 10:56 AM
Most of the information on the "High Normal Form" is buried in ancient threads. I thought it worthwhile to give it a more permanent home.

The HNF uses the tag numbers

A,2,3,6,7 = +1
4,5 = +2
8,9 = 0
T = -2

For betting accuracy, the Ace should be side counted as -3.

This is an unbalanced count. Therefore, IRC = -4 * Number of Decks

In the simulations I've performed or seen, the HNF outperforms ...

Updated 02-01-2016 at 02:49 PM by First Normal Form

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2. #### Kelly betting on high variance games

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brh
, 10-28-2012 at 09:59 AM
Originally Posted by brh
Originally Posted by Matt21
I have actually asked a similar question on the old bjinfo but wanted to revisit this as I found some conflicting answers.

Generally speaking, when betting full Kelly you divide the edge% by the pay-off a winning bet to arrive at the % of your bankroll that you should wager on your bet.

Does this apply equally regardless whether your pay-off is 1:1, 5:1, 10:1, 50:1 or 100:1? Does this rule of thumb change if you are playing with a high edge (say 30% or 40% as an example).
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