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Hi/Lo Counting
Posted: 07 January 2009 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here’s an example of card counting. It’s called the Hi/Lo method.

For all cards 2 through 6, add one to the count. Cards 7, 8, and 9 are neutrals, so add zero to the count. Cards 10 through Ace are a minus one, so subtract one from the count.

When you sit down at a table with a new full shoe, the count starts at 0. As the cards are dealt and revealed, count using the above method. Pretty much anyone who can add 1+1 can follow this method, so it’s pretty popular. If you miss any of the cards or if the deck is not new, it can really mess up your count and your odds based on card counting, so make sure you are paying attention!

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Posted: 07 January 2009 09:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi/Lo counting is all right. Do you keep track of the true count and the running count? Usually people who use this counting method are just beginners. Personally, I prefer the KO method.

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Posted: 08 January 2009 01:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Well at times I play Hi/Lo Counting but I love the plain game which is much more simple and give real pleasure for amateur players like me.

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Posted: 08 January 2009 04:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’ve been working on learning the Hi-lo count for a few weeks now. I can count down in around 26 seconds. I am just wondering if someone could walk me through or fill me in on how they got started and what steps they took and how they practiced and for how long before actually hitting the casino.

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Posted: 10 January 2009 11:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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There are great books in a lot of bookstores about Hi/Lo counting. I practiced counting for at least an hour every day for about 6 weeks before I went out to Vegas the first time. Make sure when you practice that there are loud noises around you as well, it will be more like the actual environment. Get as many distractions as you can!

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Posted: 11 January 2009 01:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I have done my best to use this method, but it never seems to work for me. Do any of you have tips to make this work more effectively, and how not to be caught?

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Posted: 12 January 2009 02:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hi/Lo counting is a really basic technique. I think using it at casino would not help you much. To be a real hero at a casino you would need much more than this.

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Posted: 12 January 2009 03:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Initially, I was using Revere’s Plus Minus count, then Snyder’s Red Count. Then I used Richard Albert Canfield’s Exact Count but finally I have now settled with Hi Low Counting.

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Posted: 16 January 2009 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Well this is one of the most frequently used counting method used by amateurs as well as pros. Its simplicity and effectiveness is what makes it so favorite.

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Posted: 17 January 2009 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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CARDS4LIFE - 10 January 2009 11:02 PM

There are great books in a lot of bookstores about Hi/Lo counting. I practiced counting for at least an hour every day for about 6 weeks before I went out to Vegas the first time. Make sure when you practice that there are loud noises around you as well, it will be more like the actual environment. Get as many distractions as you can!

Same pinch bro! I also had learned BJ from a book and then after lot of practicing with my friends and family, I had hit the casino. I have played in many casinos world over but after a few bad experiences I have decided to restrict myself to online casinos.

But whatsoever, Hi/Lo counting is one of the best and simplest card counting method.

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Posted: 09 May 2011 09:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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live4bj - 17 January 2009 08:15 AM
CARDS4LIFE - 10 January 2009 11:02 PM

There are great books in a lot of bookstores about Hi/Lo counting. I practiced counting for at least an hour every day for about 6 weeks before I went out to Vegas the first time. Make sure when you practice that there are loud noises around you as well, it will be more like the actual environment. Get as many distractions as you can!

Same pinch bro! I also had learned BJ from a book and then after lot of practicing with my friends and family, I had hit the casino. I have played in many casinos world over but after a few bad experiences I have decided to restrict myself to online casinos.

But whatsoever, Hi/Lo counting is one of the best and simplest card counting method.

I totally disagree with you - the Hi/Lo disregards the 7, 8 and 9.

In consideration of a ” Balanced Count ” which the Hi/Lo is , one needs to consider the Koko Ita count - which is also a balanced count - but treats the 7 as a +1 and the 9 as a-1, and similar to the Hi/Lo the 8 is factored as a 0.

I am curious as to how you guys who use the Hi/Lo or any any other count - can keep up with the dealer on the come-out !

I’ve read those books plus quite a few others - and in my PROFESSIONAL opinion - they are like mammaries on a bull - they are a good read - look cute - but in the final analysis - totally useless !

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Posted: 09 January 2012 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Hi / Low is OK for beginners.  I think there are much more powerful systems and even simpler principles that can be much more useful with just slightly more practice.  Check out the Omega II and some other tricks that are outline with the materials on this website: http://easyblackjackwinning.com/?page_id=91

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Posted: 01 February 2012 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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blackjackmaster - 09 January 2012 03:21 PM

Hi / Low is OK for beginners.  I think there are much more powerful systems and even simpler principles that can be much more useful with just slightly more practice.  Check out the Omega II and some other tricks that are outline with the materials on this website: http://easyblackjackwinning.com/?page_id=91

Wow -

Now we are going from ” Bad ” to ” Worse ” -

Really, now ?

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Posted: 30 March 2012 02:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Ive only recently started learning the Hi-Lo method, and so far its providing interesting results.

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Posted: 28 October 2013 02:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Great idea.

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