I'm currently reading Bryce Carlsons Blackjack For Blood with a view to upgrading to AOII in the near future. Problem is, I'm finding his description of the true count somewhat confusing.
He seems to state in his book that all true counts are arrived at by division, page 78:
"For instance, in a four deck game, with a running count of +6 and three decks remaining to be played, the true count is:
True Count = (+6)/(3) = +2
Or in a single-deck game, with a running count of -5 and one fourth of the deck remaining to be played, the true count is:
True Count = (-5)/(.25) = -20".
Now, both those examples are accurate enough but no where in his book can I find mention of multiplying plus running counts in single-deck games. For example, according to what Ive read, a running count of +10 at the half deck level would divide to a true count of +5.
This is backward to the way Ive been doing it, where the above example would multiply(*2) to a true count of +20. Yet, I havn't found where in the book Carlson makes mention of multiplication of plus counts.
One of three things can be occuring here:
1. Ive missed or miss-interpreted something in the text.
2. Carlson has made a glaring error.
3. There is no multiplication of running counts with AOII in single-deck games. Therefore, a true plus count is always smaller than the running count.
I'm sure that 3 cant be the case. Can someone who has read Carlsons book key me in on what I might have missed.