counting system based on small cards versus big cards
will get the money. If you are using a 10-count you
should switch counting systems; but if you are already
using something similar to the high-low, then stick
with it. You should know the appropriate decision
numbers for the exact rules you face, such as whether
or not you can double down after splitting.
When you play
next to another counter in a casino, the two of you
almost always agree on which play is correct. If the
proper play is to double down, most counting systems
will say to double down. You can not tell what counting
system the other person is using by just watching
the play of the hands. Therefore, it does not matter
much what counting system you are using; you would
be making the same plays with any system.
Of course there
are minor differences from count-ing system to counting
system. But these differences are dwarfed by other
factors. For example, you are better off playing a
simple system perfectly than playing a complicated
system with which you make an occasional counting
or other error. The cost of the errors probably is
greater than the gain from making slightly better
try using a more complicated counting system, you
may find that you tire sooner, meaning you cannot
play as many quality hours per day.
to using a simple counting system is it leaves most
of your thinking capacity for other things, such as
carrying on a conversation and observing the people
who are observing you.