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**Secretariat**
**Hello all and especially the math heads as well as those who pay attention to the 789s, the so called “neutral” cards.**

Imagine a 6D shoe at the 144 cards mark (12 cards past the 156 cards half point)

The HiLo count is RC 0 with 12 aces left, 48 tens and 60 low cards. The 12 “neutral” cards missing are four sevens, four eights and four nines. So there are 24 x 789s left in the 144-card shoe.

It’s time to bet and the RC 0 suggests a minimal bet BUT…

Would you consider a 2-unit bet (or more)?

I would like feedbacks from the experts.

Personnaly I think this subset justifies a 2-unit bet because…

Despite the RC 0, the Ten ratio is at 0,333 (48/144) right at the insurance threshold.

The blackjack odds are up at 0,56 instead of 0,48 so that’s one blackjack every 17 hands instead of one every 21 hands.

The odds to get a hard 20 (TT) are up at 0,112 instead of 0,095.

The odds of a two-card stiff (dealer’s and ours) involving a Ten are 0,140 instead of 0,119. Since the dealer has to hit to 17 (and we don’t) that’s a player advantage.

One downside is that double down opportunities will be fewer but not sure how much.

There are other implications that the math experts like Don could mention.

As a final note, the CV deck edit function suggests and improvement of 0,43 over a perfectly balanced count which seems to justify a 2-unit bet.

Your thoughts, anyone!

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