Many centuries back in an area which I believe was the middle east it
was common that in hand to hand combat each was armed with a sword and
a dagger. In such combat would any one care to be empty handed ?
Not Hardly. I seem to be one of very few that use both progression
and counting in my play. This may be because the math approach and
the progressive approach are at oppisite ends on every facet of the
game. Big bankroll- small loss limits, bet big because the count is high- bet small because you are losing, and liberial BS as to conservative BS.
It is clear that if you get lousy cards it is impossible to make large gains by any method. It is the objective of both methods to take advantage of situations as they happen in order to win. So why not both.
In reading the many chat boards on the subject, I became aware that no
large numbers of any group were consistant winners. Quite to the contrary the predominate losing figure was above 90%. So that again
turned me to looking for a common denominator- other than the table
there was only one-the basic strategy I was using at the time. One by
one 7 items over 20 years all pointed to a common source. It was
frustrating knowing that something was wrong, and I walked all over it
many times. Just about a year ago it found me and my cards got worse.
Huge streaks of one stiff in all sessions. This was not a surprise;
each usable step has brought even worse tickets.
In searching for the source of the mistake, I got a real education as
to the effect of the publicity of counting & progressions on the game
of blackjack. Kim Lee in a post above clearly nailed the fact that
anybody that looks like a winner is going out on his ass-even if he is
a newbie. Read that post-you don't know if you should laugh or get
mad as hell.(both ?) The casinos have gained more with the publicity
of counting and the end game than the player did. Most importantly
the allowance to change the game at will-their's.
The mistake I found, I called the flaw- because that is exactly what it is. That in itself is a further clue that I did not have to go on.
While searching for the source, I was also working on a way to use this discovery. It became clear that the casinos could make quicker
use than I could. That is why those in the know stopped at 14. Soon
enough we will have 8 deck CSMs with even money BJ and high minimums.
When my luck turned, I called it being out of sync with the cards. All
my tens landed on my 12s, all my DDs & splits lost, conservative play
would lose slowly. I would like to draw average cards for two years
to find out if what I have set up will work. I am reasonably certian
that at least one more mis-conception is involved in this game.
Meanwhile unlike those at rge I will continue to attack this game with
both a Sword and a Dagger.