M.I.T. Blackjack Team Guide - Part 2
by Nicholas Colon
Nicholas Colon is an 18 year veteran of the Casino Gaming Industry, and Managing Director of Carnivore Investment Strategies LLC. He is an accomplished intellectual engineer with profound contributions in Analytic's, Finite Mathematics, and is leading analytical consultant. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @byth3numb3rs.
Part 1 (covering basic strategy) appeared in BJI 195. Part 2 in this series covers how to keep track of the proportions of high cards to low cards in the remaining decks, what values we assign to each card, and how we add them up and normalize the ratio
Basic strategy, when implanted consistently and accurately, virtually eliminates any casino advantage. The next step in the process is being able to recognize when the advantage has shifted from the casino to the player. Over the years several systems have been developed to keep track of the ongoing percentage shifts. The simplest, and the system least vulnerable to player error, is the Hi Lo card counting system.
The best way to learn the H-L count is through the following progressive order of specific drills:
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