# Counting cards high low

Hi lo Blackjack Card counting System
February 15, 2016 – 12:05 am

The Hi-Lo (High Low) system is one of the easier and more popular . The Hi-Low consists of assigning a point value of +1, 0, or -1 to every card dealt to the player. Each card is assigned a specific point value in the Hi Lo System. Aces and 10-point cards are assigned a value of -1. Cards 7, 8, 9 each count as 0. Cards 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 each count as +1.

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If player 1 is dealt a 3 and 9 (+1, 0), player 2 has a 10 and a 5 (-1, +1), player 3 has a 7 and a 2 (0, +1), and the dealer’s upcard is an Ace (-1), the running count in a single deck would be +1. That’s not too bad, right?

All a counter using the Hi-Lo System must do is add and subtract by 1 and keep a true count of the deck. Try to look at a two cards at once and figure out the combined count so you aren’t tallying every single card. Also, a good card counter will sit at 3rd base (last position to be dealt at the table) so he/she can easily see the cards being dealt. This is a very simple system but if you play it right, you can get great results.

To become a proficient card counter in blackjack when you are at the casino it is important to practice at home. Try using the Card Counting Tutor to practice in a realistic situation. You can also practice at home. Keep track of the running count using the hi-lo system. When you finish the deck, the count should be at 0. When you can get through the entire deck in 30 seconds with no problems, you have become quite proficient.

Source: www.countingedge.com
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##### What is the high-low count method for counting cards?

Learn the values of the cards: Aces and 10-value cards (kings, queens, jacks and tens) are worth -1; twos, threes, fours, fives and sixes are worth +1; and sevens, eights and nines are worth 0.

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