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Hi Opt 2 Card Counting System for Blackjack
July 11, 2017 – 03:43 am
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counting cardsThe Basics Of The Hi-Opt II

The foundation of the Hi-Opt II doesn’t differ from other methods of card counting. It revolves around a running count which is used at the table to determine the size of a player’s bet. The higher the count, the higher the bet becomes.

That’s where the Hi-Opt II and other card counting systems diverge, however. Hi-Opt II requires more work on the part of the player in order to maintain accuracy.

The Difference Between The Hi-Opt I and the Hi-Opt II

The big difference between the Hi-Opt I and Hi-Opt II counting methods is the point value assigned to the cards. Let’s take a look at the values assigned to the cards in the Hi-Opt II:

Card Values

10
+1 +2 -2

As you can see, there are more indexes in the Hi-Opt II card counting system. The Hi-Opt II introduces the values of +2 and -2 into the count.

Here’s the catch. Adding more card values to the counting method makes it more difficult to maintain that count in live play. Remember, in the Hi-Opt I there are multiple cards which cancel each other out. In the Hi-Opt II this is not the case. This means that you will spend more time computing the count as the cards fall. When you factor in a couple of other things that we will mention shortly, the Hi-Opt II becomes a system that requires a lot of work at the table.

Hi-Opt II And The True Count

There is one factor which makes the Hi-Opt II a more mentally intensive system than other methods. In order for the Hi-Opt II to function properly you will need to familiarize yourself with something known as the true count.

All use a running count. This means that a running total is kept mentally by the player in order to determine if the deck is favorable to the house or to the player. At any point in the game a running count gives you a snapshot of how many tens and low-value cards remain in the deck. It doesn’t have to be precise because of the number of decks in play. A running count actually becomes more useful the more decks there are in the game. Keeping a running count becomes second nature after a little practice and can be accomplished by beginners.

Source: www.countingedge.com
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