I just spent 3 day on the gulf .I played a 4-d game,s17 , 75% pen doa,and das. Now thats as close to a beatable game as i have seen. But I lost a thousand dollars. I can resite basic as good as anyone I use the K.O count, with 4-d IRC -12 key count -1 and pivot is 4.The count often would reach 4 and many times as high as 10. I have read so many books I feel like a librarian. I have come to the conclusion that their are either a whole lot of people who don't know what their talking about or lying.BAD PLAYERS WILL KILL YOU PERIOD!!! Every book talks about how BJ is beatable in the long run most of us play in the short term. I will state all the nay sayers statment in advance and answer them.
1) Change tables: did it
2) change casino's: did it
3) play in the middle of the night :did it
4) for all of you who say well if it hurts you then can't it help you no because it changes the count in the short term then they reshuffle and the count starts again.If removing a cut card makes as much difference as Wong says then bad players remove many good cards
5)Don't play at a full table: casino's shut down tables in the middle of the night to cut labor cost which in return fill up the remaining talbes.
All the books I have read have a benchmark single deck 65% pen s17 doa das that game doesn't exsit any more and if you read the small print at the bottom of the page in these books it states that it is nearly imposible to find this game. Maybe in that single deck game with one or two players it makes little differnce but in todays game it will make a lot of difference. By the way Big Player is right YOU DON'T TIP DEALERS. I watched these people lie through their teeth to get player to make bad move and brag about it after the player lost all their money and left. They are roude hateful people that couldn't do anything else.