So easy a fifth grader could learn apply and play for a lifetime on just his allowance.
With the ace five count you only give the 5 and ace a value; 5=+1 ace=-1. I use this for the 4 or 5 people I teach a year as a starting point because of its simplicity. Also true count conversion is not need, especially in a dd or sd game, increasing the simplicity of it. I forgot what the advantage of this strategy is... anyone. I know that people with authority on this strategy recommend to bet like this for average gambler cover... +1 1 unit, +2 2 units, +3 3 units, +4 4 units. But Since in multi-deck game you dont have the advantage until + 3 or 4 I tell my students to bet like this, +1 $5, +2 $5, +3 $30, +4 $40, so they decrease there loses thus increase there profit, (remember I tell my students to bet like this because of there usual small bankrolls until they are ready for more complicated strategy a real profit). Not a bad way to play for a small long term advantage if all you want to do is have fun and get everything comped is it. I personally use a 1-6 bet spread with a min. of $50 on dd and sd games with this strategy. Comments welcome