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Blackjack Strategy Advisor

Which is the best Blackjack strategy? Well, there is no best strategy - but there is a best strategy for you. There exist dozens of card counting books and Blackjack strategies. It depends on your skills, the effort that you wish to expend and the circumstances of your play. For each of the skills below, click on a button to indicate your skill level. Click on a button on the right for a high skill level or on the left for a low skill level. Note: you shouldn't necessarily click the highest button even if your skill level is fantastic. More accurate play can tire you and lead to mistakes or less play time. A simple Blackjack strategy played perfectly is better than a more advanced strategy played with errors. Also, you need to appear like a relaxed, normal player — not like a card-counter.

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Deck Estimation: Estimate your ability and desire to calculate the number of cards that you have seen. The better you are at this task, the further to the right you should click on a button. Not all strategies require this skill.
Division: Estimate your relative ability to quickly and accurately divide numbers for True Count calculations.
Counting: This is an estimate of your ability to quickly and accurately keep a Running Count of card values.
Side Counts: A few strategies require side counts of Aces. Estimate your ability to keep an accurate side count here.
Memorization: Specify your ability to memorize large numbers of card indexes here.
Fractions: Specify your ability to deal with fractions here.
Type of Play: Select the type of player that most accurately describes your situation.
Decks: Select the number of decks that you will be playing here.

 

Blackjack Strategies Included

Blackjack strategies with their sources are summarized here. The books can be purchased at Blackjack Books. See Blackjack Strategies for a comparison of these systems. CV Software can generate Strategy Cards for these systems.

  • Canfield Expert - A simple, Level 1, balanced card counting strategy optimized for Playing Efficiency found in Richard Canfield's Blackjack Your Way to Riches, Carol Publishing Group, 1977, rev. 1994.
  • Canfield Master - A proprietary, Level 2, balanced advanced Blackjack strategy available from Canfield Associates since the mid-70's.
  • Hi-Lo - The Hi-Lo Blackjack strategy is a Level 1, balanced strategy optimized for Betting originally created by Harvey Dubner in 1963. The Hi-Lo strategy was later refined by Julian Braun, published by Edward Thorp and refined again by Stanford Wong. In CV, Wong's Hi-Lo strategy is used as published in Professional Blackjack, Pi Yee Press, 1975, rev. 1994.
  • Hi-Opt I - A simple, Level 1, balanced strategy developed by Lance Humble and Carl Cooper. This strategy was built on the Einstein count developed by Charles Einstein in the late 60's. The current version can be found in The World's Greatest Blackjack Book, Doubleday & Company, 1980 by Lance Humble and Carl Cooper.
  • Hi-Opt II - A more complex, Level 2, balanced strategy developed by Lance Humble and Julian Braun. Found to be more powerful than even some Level 3 card counting strategies. (See Blackjack Attack.)
  • KO - KO stands for Knock Out Blackjack and also Ken and Olaf, the designers of the KO Count. A very easy, yet powerful, unbalanced strategy optimized for betting. Becoming one of the most popular card counting systems and probably the easiest of Blackjack strategies. Described in Olaf Vancura and Ken Fuchs book Knock-Out Blackjack, Isochoric Publishing, 1996.
  • Omega II - An advanced, Level 2, balanced strategy with a large number of indexes similar to Canfield Master. An Ace side count improves betting efficiency. It can be found in Bryce Carlson's Blackjack for Blood, CompuStar Press, 1992, rev. 1994.
  • Red Seven - A Level 1+, unbalanced card counting technique optimized for betting found in Arnold Snyder's Blackbelt in Blackjack. Another one of the easy Blackjack strategies. RGE Publishing, 1983.
  • Revere Advanced Plus-Minus - A Level 1, balanced strategy found in Lawrence Revere's Playing Blackjack as a Business, Lyle Stuart, 1980.
  • Revere Point Count - An advanced, Level 2, balanced strategy optimized for betting. Revere created many Blackjack strategies. I believe this to be his best and possibly the best overall of card counting strategies for shoes.
  • Silver Fox - A Level 1, balanced strategy optimized for betting. This is an inexpensive, proprietary system similar to the Green Fountain Count and described in The Silver Fox Blackjack System by Ralph Stricker.
  • Unbalanced Zen 11 - A simple, Level 2, unbalanced card counting system optimized for betting. This is an inexpensive, proprietary strategy published by George C. in 1995.
  • Uston Advanced Plus-Minus - A Level 1, balanced strategy optimized for betting found in Ken Uston's Million Dollar Blackjack, Gambling Times Inc., 1981.
  • Uston APC - A Level 3, balanced, advanced Blackjack strategy with a large number of indexes optimized for Playing Efficiency. This is one of the more complex card counting strategies. More complex than most people think needed. Found in Ken Uston's Million Dollar Blackjack, Gambling Times Inc., 1981.
  • Uston SS - An advanced, Level 3, unbalanced strategy optimized for betting. This is a proprietary strategy developed by Ken Uston, Arnold Snyder and Sam Case found in The Uston SS Count, Gambling Times Inc., 1986.
  • Wong Halves - An advanced, Level 3, balanced strategy, using fractions and optimized for betting found in Professional Blackjack, Pi Yee Press, 1975, rev. 1994.
  • Zen Count - An advanced, Level 2, balanced Blackjack strategies optimized for betting found in Arnold Snyder's Blackbelt in Blackjack, RGE Publishing, 1983.

The Blackjack Strategy Advisor is based upon an extension of the Analytical Hierarchal Process. AHP is a mathematic process designed to provide an objective synthesis from subjective inputs.

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