I am hoping that someone with higher math capabilities can estimate my edge as I am not good at determining this.
I use the hi/lo
TC=0 or +1, bet 1 unit
TC=+2 bet 2 units
TC=+3 bet 3 units
TC=+4 or more, bet 4 units
Wonging out usually about -3 or bet less than 1 unit if table min. allows for it.
2 decks, about 60% pen. familiar dealers often go deeper, as much as 80%
Rules are DOA, DAS, H17, no RSA, no LS, RS to 4 hands total.
I know BS very well, but sometimes feel uncertain about soft hand doubles. If in doubt, I just hit, but there are very few of these plays and its mostly against the 3,4 up card that I haven't mastered yet.
I have PBJ and have learned several of the index figures from -3 to +3. I am adding more as i go.
I play in the casino and can keep the count pretty well despite all the distractions. I tried switching to Halves but it is still probably too soon for that as I lost the count or felt I was inaccurate. Any opinions on using a hybrid of the two counts? I am thinking of using hi/lo but changing the 2 card to +0.5 and the 5 to +1.5. I think this will allow me to continue to do hi/lo for a while and probably reduce my SD somewhat as Halves has a lower SD. At my limited bankroll, I would like to reduce errors in estimating advantage. With hi/lo, several 2s can come out and I would be overestimating my edge. for example, 3 2s and 1 10 come out, in hi/lo thats an RC=+2, but in Halves thats an RC of +0.5.
Heat is not really a problem where I play and most of the ploppies are fairly well-versed in BS and that helps because the more that know BS the better. My reasoning is that its easy to spot a pro in a sea of idiots, but harder if the average Joes all play BS and the pro for the most part does as well. It's less stressful too because I have noticed they harbor fewer superstitions and I don't get blamed for "f*ing the deck" nearly as often.
Thanks for the help.