Systems Archive 4

Re: How to Bet - Comparing Different Pivots

Posted by T-Hopper on 26 June 2000, at 8:30 a.m., in response to Re: How to Bet - Unbalanced Running Count, posted by T-Hopper on 19 June 2000, at 4:15 p.m.

The previous post introduced the concept of a pivot point. When a count is at the pivot point, the proportion of + cards and/or - cards will be the same no matter how many cards are remaining. When the count is not at the pivot point, it is necessary to divide by the number of cards remaining to find this proportion.

If we do not wish to divide, counts that are close to the pivot point will give a better indication of the deck composition than counts that are far from the pivot point. The difference between -1/2 and -1/1 is much less than the difference between -9/2 and -9/1. It makes sense for a running count player to use a pivot point somewhere in the range of counts where the bets will be varied.

0 pivot point (Balanced count) Possibly best for running count table departure decisions
+2 pivot point (+4 multi-level systems) Generally best for six and eight deck running count betting
+4 pivot point (+8 multi-level systems) Generally best for single and double deck running count betting

To be continued...(Next post: The Floating Advantage Effect)

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