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The FELT Count

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Chapter Plus Two

The FELT Count

FELT stands for Fairly Easy Level Two and is a simplified version of the Revere Point Count found in Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere. The FELT Count is a light strategy. That is, it is designed for ease of use and is not as powerful as a full strategy with the same tag values. However, it is more powerful than Hi-Lo, the most popular strategy in use today. I would have called the strategy RPC-Lite, but could not gain permission. You can use a strategy like this to start and then expand it to the full strategy later when you gain more experience. FELT performs about 6-8% better than REKO in six-deck games depending on conditions. More on performance in the Performance Chapter.

The FELT Count is a compromise, level II, true-counted strategy. Compromise because the playing decisions are based on ease of use instead of absolute accuracy. Level II because the tag values are +1, +2 and -2 instead of +1 and -1. And true-counted, meaning you estimate the number of decks remaining to be dealt and adjust the count accordingly. This will be explained shortly.

Tag Values

The FELT Count tag values are provided in the last row below along with the REKO tags and the effects of removal discussed earlier:

Effects of Removal and Tag Values

 

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

EOR

.38

.44

.55

.69

.46

.28

0

-.18

-.51

-.61

REKO

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

0

0

-1

-1

FELT

+1

+2

+2

+2

+2

+1

0

0

-2

-2

 

 © 2009 Norman Wattenberger

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