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Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Card Counting Strategy

Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Counting system is the most advanced of the High Optimum card counting systems, and designed for much more advanced blackjack card counters who definitely know all about how to count cards, make use of game odds and play blackjack beneficially in general. As the actual additional player's edge provided by this strategy is very small, this strategy is recommended only for experienced professional card-counters.

What the Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Count system does, is providing a small extra edge for those who have been long using the Hi-Opt1 strategy. Hi-Opt 2 requires a wise usage to be beneficial for player.

Strategy of the Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Count

When applying the Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Counting strategy one should remember that it demands constant attention and focus on the table. In other case, usage of this strategy won't help you to win and maybe even spoil your betting. The Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Counting system is based not only on the 0 and 1 values, but some cards have the value of 2. This system is not recommended for those that can be easily distracted from the table and those who are not able to count quickly.

The basic principle of the Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Counting strategy is that some cards have the value of 2, which makes the count a little bit harder but more accurate. The chart below shows all the card values to distinguish this system from the others.

  • 2  and 3  - +1
  • 4 and 5 - +2
  • 6 and 7 - +1
  • 8 and 9 - 0
  • 10J, Q, K - -2

There are separate groups of cards accordingly to their values. All 2's,  3's,  6's and 7's are counted as +1. All 4's,  5's have the value of +2, whereas the 10's,  Jacks, Queens and Kings are valued as -2. According to the rules of Hi-Opt II count Aces are counted as 0, however, they aren't actually counted to the common count. Players keep track of them changing the basic strategy according to their own preferences, using chips or feet.

The Blackjack Hi-Opt 2 Counting system is a balanced card counting system because the end count of the entire deck is 0. That makes it more precise and using it, a player will be able to make house edge as low as possible.

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