i would like to hear comments on this card counting strategy. i'm guessing its been analyzed already and written about already but I've never seen it in writing. $125 is your high bet. $25 is your low bet. i am considering that on average an 8 deck shoe is neutral 1/3 of the time; positive 1/3 of the time and negative 1/3 of the time. you start off the shoe making your top bet of $125. you continue making your top bet until the shoe goes negative by more that -1 per deck. at that time you drop your bet all the way down to $25. if a dealer deals 99 hands per hour on average you will make 33 bets at $125 with a .5 disadvantage losing ($20) (disregarding cents)on average with total action of $4125. on average you win $82 on the 33 positive hands considering a 2% advantage with total action of $4125. on average you will lose 2.5% betting $25 on 33 hands of a negative deck losing (20) on total action of $825. your edge has been cut about in half to just .5% and you will average about $42 per hour instead of about $84 per hour. not good. but you will be getting more comps because your making your high bet more often. also you have completely disguised yourself as a card counter because no card counter makes his highest bet off of the top of the shoe. My conclusion: the strategy is good. do you agree or disagree?