According to most of the bj authorities, team play is an efficient way to maximize wins, while lessening the sometimes devastating effects of standard deviation. Your bank increases; so you can bet more (and win more in the long run). Also, you can reach the long run faster, since by using a team you can log more hours in a shorter period of time. My question involves how to find skilled, trustworthy players who can join a team. Where do you find these players? I am somewhat of a novice counter, and don't know any adept counters who I'd be comfortable with on a team. Most counters are simply not proficient enough to ensure the small edge that the counting systems promise. Plus there is the honesty factor; how do you know your teammates are being truthful and accurate about the results they report. Not knowing many highly skilled counters, what would be the best way to pursue team play (i.e. meeting quality counters)? Obviously, you cannot find them in casinos, since the subject could not be discussed there. I'm also a bit leery of finding them on line. So my question, in essence, is where and how can one best find quality counters who may be interested in team play?