The advantage of say a + 5 true count or any other true count is worth the same early or late in the show... However a +5 running count is definitely worth more later in a shoe than earlier. It also depends on how you are doing your true count conversions... For example if you are using half deck tc conversions you are actually giving up quite a bit of profit as opposed to quarter deck tc conversions. Not sure how much an advantage you would be losing using half deck tc conversions compared to quarter deck tc conversions but I would estimate you are not neccisarly giving up advantage, more like missing out on more oppurtunity's to capitalize by having bigger bets out sooner thus increasing your bankroll because the advantage is toward the player. Sorry about the spelling just got back from the casinos little bit wore out. This is my interpretation of the post
Also lets say at a running count of 5 using tc half deck conversions...
At 2 decks heads up after one round tc of 2.5
at 1.5 decks... TC of 3.333
at 1 deck... at tc of 5
Using quarter deck tc conversions...
2 deck tc of 2.5
1.75 tc of 2.85
1.5 tc of 3.33
AT ONE POINT TWO FIVE DECKS REMAINING... TC OF +4... If you were using half deck tc's you would have passed up an oppurtunity that has about .5% chance of increasing your bankroll since playing half deck tcs at this time in the game you would have only had a TC of +3.
Then with 1 tc would be 5