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With our advanced strategy the players will learm how to count cards in blackjack because it will increase the advantage of the players over the casino. In order to decide what the next bet to be, a player keeps track of the cards which have already been dealt during the game or at least part of them, so that he or she may assume what the next card would be. This way a player may adjust his next bet according to his assumption and expectation. If you have learned how to use our basic and intermediate strategies , you have practised them and you have gained experience, you will have advantage over the casino and you will win more often than ever.

Counting cards in blackjack is very complicated - a blackjack player must be very concentrated and quite a few people can all the cards during the game successfully. Apart from that, in all land-based casinos counting cards is not allowed and the casinos have the right to ban you for cheating, however, if you can count the cards you shouldn't be worried to use your skills because you will gain a very good advantage and there are enough casinos around that you can go through.

Below, you will find simplified counting methods which will be very helpful to you since they are much easier to be carried out successfully than the full card counting which is extremely difficult. They are a great way for experienced players to raise their chances to win significantly without having to do the full card counting.

There is a rather simple counting system, called Hi-Lo, that will help you to count the cards in a game of blackjack effectively. First, you need to give each card a value, which is different from the real cards' value in the game. These values should be as in the chart below:

 CARDS ACE KING QUEEN JACK 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 VALUE -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1

The Hi-Lo blackjack counting system will help you keep track of the number of high and low valued cards that have been dealt during the game. As you can see 9, 8, 7 have a value of 0 and we do not count them because they are not so important to us in the course of the game. In a given moment during the game, you may have a bigger positive amount and a much smaller negative amount, for instance - this means that there are more high cards in the deck (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10) than low cards (6, 5, 4, 3, 2). If you have this in mind, it will help you a lot when you need to choose what to be your next bet. Counting cards in blackjack gives you an advantage when you know that there are more 10-valued cards in the game because you can start betting more, doubling and splitting accordingly.

Another simplified blackjack counting system which is suitable for beginner counters is the KO counting method (Knockout counting method). It is similar to the Hi-Lo except for the 7s that have value +1 here. This method is not balanced because as you can see from the table below there are more +1 values than -1. If your count gets to +3 and up, you should start raising your bets and the more it goes up the higher bets you will place. This is to be done because if your count is a big positive number, it means that there are more face cards and 10s in the deck and your chance of having 20 or 21 with the first two cards is getting higher.

 CARDS ACE KING QUEEN JACK 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 VALUE -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1

Wizard Ace/Five is another blackjack counting system that is suitable for beginner counters. It is quite simple to use because the counter needs to count the 5-s and the Ace-s only. It is considered that the removal of a 5 or an Ace from the deck has the biggest impact on the odds of the dealer and the blackjack player. The removal of a 5 from the deck improves the odds of the player, while the removal of an Ace improves the odds of the dealer (casino). For more information you can see the blackjack odds.

 CARDS ACE KING QUEEN JACK 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 VALUE -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0

Another easy way to do the counting is to sum all values of the cards and depending on whether the total number is positive or negative you will know which cards predominate in the deck. If this seems hard to you, you can also keep track of the high cards that have been dealt during the blackjack game, as this will also give you an advantage.

You can test this blackjack strategy absolutely free in an online casino (with virtual money balance) and you will see how effective and profitable it can be.

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