CARD COUNTING

Card counting is the age-old fine skill of tracking the relationship between the high-value and low-value cards in a deck(s) of a blackjack game.

Over here, you will find a plethora of well-written articles touching on the subject of card counting, and covering many aspects of it.

How well do you know your count system? Come to think of it, how well do you know the basic strategy of counting cards? Are you good with the bankroll management?

These are questions you need to keep asking yourself if you want to get really good and master the art of counting cards.

Some players have laid out their strategies so meticulously well, they’re managing to make over $100,000 per year, and we’re willing to provide some information on how to do just that!

All things considered, just start from the bottom and work your way up, as there are quite a few top-notch articles here to get you going!

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Blackjack Questions for Stanford Wong

November 13, 2019 12:40
Various Players

Question from a reader: While walking through a blackjack pit, I paused at a $25 double-deck table where a player had a large...

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Which Count System?

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August 09, 2019 08:25
Stanford Wong

A decision every card counter faces is which count system to use. Here is an email from a BJ21.com Green Chip member that...

Short sessions and casino backoffs

Short sessions and casino backoffs

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January 24, 2019 10:12
Skittish

I play mostly green chips to black chips. I recently ground through a tough trip to Las Vegas. I know it’s normal and not that...

How many hands

How many hands?

July 21, 2019 06:59
Stanford Wong

Optimal blackjack bet sizes, including zero when you do not have an edge, are based on mathematics and computer simulations....

How many index numbers to learn

How many index numbers to learn?

August 28, 2019 12:33
Stanford Wong

The text of Professional Blackjack presents index numbers from -10 to +10. The appendix presents index numbers from -20 to +20....

Cover betting

Cover Betting

December 16, 2016 13:57
Bootlegger

There are a variety of factors to be considered when contemplating cover. Cover betting and cover plays have a cost attached...

Importance of penetration

Importance of Penetration

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December 15, 2019 08:26
Stanford Wong

Penetration in blackjack, or how far down into the pack the dealer goes before shuffling, is extremely important. I always knew...

Counting cards keep it simple

Counting cards -- keep it simple

March 28, 2017 09:38
Ryemo

This is general advice geared towards new players. The level or complexity of your count will not define your success as an...

Stashing chips by stanford wong article

Stashing Chips

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February 20, 2020 09:40
Stanford Wong

Stashing chips, also known as ratholing, has been a topic of discussion and different viewpoints among card counters and other...

The hide rule in blackjack at some indian casinos in michigan

Michigan “hide” rule

November 27, 2019 09:25
Higgs Boson

I understand that in a few Indian casinos in northern Michigan, blackjack dealers show the player their hole card only when...

Low stakes card counters first back off

Low-stakes card counter’s first back off

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November 10, 2018 12:24
Trip

I experienced two problems on a recent Las Vegas visit. I've been counting for about four years, with two or three LV visits...

Marathon sessions counting at blackjack

Marathon Sessions Counting at Blackjack

July 15, 2017 07:28
orster52

I have always played marathon sessions counting blackjack. I started playing in 1971 and my biggest decision was to also play...

Ten stupid questions  by exhibit caa

Ten stupid questions

August 16, 2019 13:22
Exhibit CAA

Exhibit CAA is a pseudonym of James Grosjean, a professional gambler and author, well known for his book Beyond Counting:...

Table hopping

Table Hopping

March 27, 2019 09:13
Wings of Madness

I'm relatively new to card counting and its strategies. The question that I have is: Would it look “suspicious” to back count...

Reno blackjack advice  by bigplayer

Reno blackjack advice

February 25, 2019 08:59
bigplayer

bigplayer is a long-time, high-stakes professional player. Questions: Coming back from a card-counting trip to Reno during...

Winning without getting kicked out

Winning without getting kicked out

June 25, 2019 13:38
Stanford Wong

Most winning blackjack players rely exclusively on, or at least started their playing careers, counting cards. But counting is...

More card counting 101

More Card Counting 101

December 19, 2016 08:01
hitdog

My advice is going to be rudimentary and simple. As you get farther along their are other people and reading materials that...

Card counter etiquette

Card-counter etiquette?

March 29, 2019 09:16
Angry Local Player

Does card-counter etiquette exist? I thought it did until I saw a small team of foreign-based players blatantly blasting away...