How to Count Cards (and Bring Down the House)
Hello fellow forum members.
Please try out the new game on WizardOfOdds.
You can wizard of odds blackjack card counting one of several popular counting systems, or enter one of your own liking.
The game starts with the following rules: 8 decks, dealer hits practice training 17, double any 2 cards, double after split, surrender allowed -- but you can change wizard of odds blackjack card counting to just about anything by clicking Adjust Rules in the upper-left corner.
It also defaults to the Hi-Lo counting system.
If you choose to have the game warn you on strategy errors, note that it calculates optimal strategy at every step, based on the exact composition of the remaining cards in the shoe; it does not know or enforce basic authoritative parx casino blackjack theme />There may or may not be a glitch with the calculations, which are done behind the scenes in a somewhat fragile process, and if anything goes wrong it will say Analysis Error or something to that effect.
Feel free to post any questions, comments, complaints, or bugs.
I think there are a LOT of people that have been waiting and hoping you'd do this.
What a gift, JB!
I'd like to add that this card counting version of the blackjack game has been on our to-do list for years.
We've had countless requests for it but there always seemed to be something more urgent to do, until now.
JB worked hard on this for weeks so please give the tires a good kick and let us know what you think.
I really like this card counting training tool!
I already see how bad my counting is but am sure I will improve with this practice.
The program works really well.
I did find one small bug--it let's me hit split aces even though the rules are set in the default "NHSA.
If you play on "Turbo" it doesn't show one of the players cards or the dealers up card.
It does show the totals, but not wizard of odds blackjack card counting the cards.
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The cards are showing for me while playing "Turbo.
I'm dealt 6h-3h vs.
I hit and drew the 7c.
So now I have a 3 card 16, and the RC is +1.
Either way 3 card 16 or positive count I wizard of odds blackjack card counting 'technically' be hitting my 16, though when I try to select "Stand" it tells me "Standing is not the best play.
I see when clicking Analyze that it shows why hitting is being "calculated" as the best play given ALL of the source cards.
This might be misleading to new players learning how to play as "on average" you do not want to hit here, though in this 'specific' situation given the exact cards the calculations show in the back that hit is better by.
I like the warning, but if it's going to say I'm wrong, and I've selected to see the warning, you might as well add a sentence for what the right play is?
Bug 2: 3h-Ad vs Dealer 7c.
I drew the Ah for soft 15, then the 9c for hard 14.
The proper play is to hit, and when I try to it tells me that's not the right play.
When I click Analyze Hand it only shows me STAND -1.
Is it possible to have the count information that would display when you moused over, instead of having to either have it on all the time, or click every time you want to see the count, and then click again to hide it again?
Yes, I know how lazy this sounds, but if a mouse over is easily doable, it would make a nice option.
I have been too lazy to wizard of odds blackjack card counting counting, but this was the motivation I needed.
I second Romes request for the warning to either tell you the right play, or better yet, just present the calculation results.
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Those who matter won't mind, wizard of odds blackjack card counting those that mind, don't matter!
Overall, a sound addition to the Wizard of Odds website.
Most new programs have bugs which get sorted out over time but I have two points that I would like to make.
Firstly, would it be possible for the program to include BB+1, OBBO and OBO which would assist players in international jurisdictions?
Secondly, I believe it should be made clear to the player how the true count is calculated, i.
Most blackjack programs floor but rounding is more accurate.
Pissing me off I can't early surrender my 13vsA.
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