first step in any card-counting system is assigning
values to the respective cards. The unbalanced Knock-Out
system employs the following card-counting values:
10, jack, queen , king -1
The astute reader will immediately notice that there
are more "+" than “=” designations.
That's because the sum of the card tags does not equal
zero. And that's why the K-O system is referred to
Since the count values are restricted to +1, 0, or
-1, and each card has only one value associated with
it, the K-O system is a true level-1 system. A level-1
system allows for fast counting of a Online Blackjack
Games table full of cards. Combinations of cards that
cancel to zero are easy to spot and eliminate from
consideration. The suits of the cards are not considered,
so a mere glance at a card is sufficient to determine
its card-counting value.
To become a proficient card counter, you need to memorize
the Knock-Out values of each card. In game conditions,
you must be able to recall each Knock-Out value instantly.