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    How many boxes/hands should I play??? ENHC, Czech, Slovak

    Hellooooo guys!
    I'm from Slovakia and I have been counting cards for some time, but I still have some insecurities about certain things in the game. Last night I saw a big player come to our local casino and I almost immediately found out that she is a card counter (backcounting). She played with table minimum at TC 0 or negative - ONLY ONE BOX and played maximum bet while the TC was anything above TC +1 (included) ON SEVEN BOXES. Minimum: 3 €, Maximum: 200 €. Her bankroll was 10 000€. She played perfectly. So much heeaaaaaat.

    My question is: Is it a good strategy to open more boxes during positive TC?? Or how many is the best? I believed it doesn't make any difference if I play one box or 7 boxes with same bets. I just raise my bets. I only understand it is a good move (open all boxes) if you see the cut card coming soon and the TC is positive, because you want more cards to be dealt in this situation. Thank you for your opinions and answers!!! <3

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    If table limits aren't an issue, heads up play 1 spot, with other players play 2 spots but drop to 1 spot when the house has an edge or if there are other considerations (like the casino makes you bet 2x table min to play two spots or if a crowd of players is trying to get a spot to play then you might have to play 2 spots in minus counts.). I like to play 2 spots whenever I have an edge, even if heads up, I believe 1 player can blast through a shoe faster playing two boxes than just one as the dealer tends to pause more between rounds. Depends on the dealer but if I get a hot shoe I want to hit it and leave before I am backed off so the faster the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebeka 115 View Post
    Hellooooo guys!
    I'm from Slovakia and I have been counting cards for some time, but I still have some insecurities about certain things in the game. Last night I saw a big player come to our local casino and I almost immediately found out that she is a card counter (backcounting). She played with table minimum at TC 0 or negative - ONLY ONE BOX and played maximum bet while the TC was anything above TC +1 (included) ON SEVEN BOXES. Minimum: 3 €, Maximum: 200 €. Her bankroll was 10 000€. She played perfectly. So much heeaaaaaat.

    My question is: Is it a good strategy to open more boxes during positive TC?? Or how many is the best? I believed it doesn't make any difference if I play one box or 7 boxes with same bets. I just raise my bets. I only understand it is a good move (open all boxes) if you see the cut card coming soon and the TC is positive, because you want more cards to be dealt in this situation. Thank you for your opinions and answers!!! <3
    Played 7 boxes. Are you sure it is a girl, not dalmatian dressing up on the girl's night?

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    I bought a car in Croatia with the intention if driving to Czech Republic specifically Prague. And having my Dalmatian Prague Summer. Unfortunately with covid restrictions at every border I abandoned the idea. I'm planning on playing Slovenia though this week.

    European cars are expensive. I bought a demo Renault Clio hybrid 2020 for 24,000$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebeka 115 View Post
    Hellooooo guys!
    I'm from Slovakia and I have been counting cards for some time, but I still have some insecurities about certain things in the game. Last night I saw a big player come to our local casino and I almost immediately found out that she is a card counter (backcounting). She played with table minimum at TC 0 or negative - ONLY ONE BOX and played maximum bet while the TC was anything above TC +1 (included) ON SEVEN BOXES. Minimum: 3 €, Maximum: 200 €. Her bankroll was 10 000€. She played perfectly. So much heeaaaaaat.

    My question is: Is it a good strategy to open more boxes during positive TC?? Or how many is the best? I believed it doesn't make any difference if I play one box or 7 boxes with same bets. I just raise my bets. I only understand it is a good move (open all boxes) if you see the cut card coming soon and the TC is positive, because you want more cards to be dealt in this situation. Thank you for your opinions and answers!!! <3
    Hi. I specifically ran CVCX on the croatian games (6D S17 ENHC ES10 DAS DOA RSA 3SPL) and found that I have a 33% risk of ruin on the 13,000$ I brought with me doing just 1×5 - 2×100. Of course pen being 3.5-4/6. This women's risk of ruin on 10,000 doing 7×200 must be 100%. Unless the pen is better than here.

    Are games in Prague the same rules as Croatia?

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    Rebeka

    Email me at [email protected].

    We can exchange information. Dont post on public forum. I am a European and American blackjack player.

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    Yes the risk of ruin was huuge. But I think she could have withdrawed a lot more money than that from the card. The PEN was terrible there. They basically cut off half of the shoe. But it wasn't this way always. I think casino changed some strategies or measures due to card counters. Some casinos offer very good set or rules, in Slovakia as well.

    Most common are: 6D, S17, DA2, SP3, SPA3, DAS, NHSA, SURRXA. Surrender is not that common, but when allowed - always except dealers ace. Some casinos offer very low minimum. On the other hand, some of the casinos in Slovakia have shuffle machines and if you wanna play on shoe the minimum is raised to 10€. On the CSM only 2€ minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigplayer View Post
    If table limits aren't an issue, heads up play 1 spot, with other players play 2 spots but drop to 1 spot when the house has an edge or if there are other considerations (like the casino makes you bet 2x table min to play two spots or if a crowd of players is trying to get a spot to play then you might have to play 2 spots in minus counts.). I like to play 2 spots whenever I have an edge, even if heads up, I believe 1 player can blast through a shoe faster playing two boxes than just one as the dealer tends to pause more between rounds. Depends on the dealer but if I get a hot shoe I want to hit it and leave before I am backed off so the faster the better.

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    Hmmm, okay, based on what you said, it's not in any card counters favour to play 7 boxes ever? Thank yoooou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJGenius007 View Post
    Played 7 boxes. Are you sure it is a girl, not dalmatian dressing up on the girl's night?
    Yeah I'm sure it was a girl. D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebeka 115 View Post
    Yes the risk of ruin was huuge. But I think she could have withdrawed a lot more money than that from the card. The PEN was terrible there. They basically cut off half of the shoe. But it wasn't this way always. I think casino changed some strategies or measures due to card counters. Some casinos offer very good set or rules, in Slovakia as well.

    Most common are: 6D, S17, DA2, SP3, SPA3, DAS, NHSA, SURRXA. Surrender is not that common, but when allowed - always except dealers ace. Some casinos offer very low minimum. On the other hand, some of the casinos in Slovakia have shuffle machines and if you wanna play on shoe the minimum is raised to 10€. On the CSM only 2€ minimum.
    Not surprisingly all these games will be gone soon. So many genius posting rules, pen and all conditions on open boards. Keep going!
    G Man

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