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.

Thanks

SD Player