this representation, it's fairly straightforward to
see what's happening. Each of the A entries is mentally
replaced by the pivot point. Likewise, B entries are
replaced by the key count, and C entries by the IRC.
Let's take a look.
If you're playing
in a standard IRC 1-deck games, then each of the A
entries is mentally replaced by the value +4, each
of the B entries is replaced by +2, and each of the
C entries by 0.
Or consider a
6-deck games with the standard K-O counting scheme.
Again, each of the A entries is mentally replaced
by the value +4. Here though, entries denoted by B
are replaced by -l, and C entries revert back to the
basic strategy. You may have been noticing that most
of the plays are accounted for under A. This comes
about for two reasons. First, the value of A (+4)
is equal to the pivot point, which is the point at
which we have reliable information on the remaining
deck content. Hence, it's here that we are in the
best position to make the appropriate strategic deviations.
Second, we will have large wagers out when the count
is near the pivot point. Clearly, making the best
play is more important with a large bet at stake.
been discussing. some plays are more important than
others. Readers who don't want to memorize all 1 R
Preferred plays should consult the table on page 89,
which prioritizes each of the plays according to gain
in expectation.33 Following the table is Figure 5,
which charts the cumulative gain from each of the
strategic plays for our model. We have enumerated
the plays in accordance with the table.