that of the ace, the most important uncounted card.
it therefore seems reasonable to regard an excess
ace in the deck as meriting a temporary readjustment
of the running count (for betting purposes only) by
plus one point. Similarly, a deficient ace should
produce a deduction (temporary, again) of one point.
example, suppose there are 39 cards remaining, a +
1 count, but only one ace left. Should i regard the
deck as favorable? ill, i're shy two aces since the
expected distribution is three in 39 cards; therefore
i deduct two points to give ourselves a temporary
running count of -1 and regard the deck as probably
disadvantageous. in like fashion, with a count of
- i but all four aces remaining in the last 26 cards
i would presume an advantage on the basis of a +1
adjusted running count. it can be shown by the mathematics
in the appendix that the net effect of this sort of
activity will be to increase the system's betting
correlation from .88 to .96.[A]
don't have to worry about blowing smoke in someone's
face online or about spilling your drink on the table.
There are still a few points of etiquette that online
players should observe. Failure to observe some of
them is merely boorish, while failure to observe certain
others can result in penalties as severe as a loss
of playing privileges.
rule is to play reasonably quickly. Even though almost
all Internet cardrooms give you at least 20 seconds
to act on your hand, you don't need that long for
most decisions. If you consistently slow the game
down, you may find that the players you most want
at the table-the action gamblers-get up and leave.