# High Low Method Blackjack

One of those simplifications is named the 'High-Low' counting method. Here the players assigns +1 to the low valued cards (2 to 6), -1 to the high valued cards (X and A) and 0 to the rest (7, 8 and 9). A player can easily sum up and remember this count value. The high-low pickup: Another method of stacking or setting the deck is to pick up cards in a round in alternates of high and low cards. A savvy (and sketchy) dealer will have developed a fake shuffle move that keeps the cards in the order the dealer picked them up.

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## Also Known as the High Low Card Counting System

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The Hi-Lo Count is one of the easiest and most popular blackjack card counting systems available. It's a balanced count and also a single level counting system, which means that a 52 card deck will wind up with a total of 0 if you count through the whole thing, and no card is given a value of more than + or - 1.

The point values are distributed as per the table below:

### High Low Method Blackjack Rules

 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 0 0 -1 -1

Other card counting systems might provide a more accurate view of the player's advantage or disadvantage at any given time, but probably no counting system is easier than the High Low Count listed above. The Hi Lo Count is often recommended for beginning card counters because of its simplicity.

The Hi-Lo strategy is one of the most popular card counting strategies, as well as one of the easiest to learn. Created by Harvey Dubner, this is a great strategy for beginning to intermediate blackjack card counters and if you can do the simplest of math then you can use it to improve your blackjack success.

When using the Hi-Lo system, each card value in the deck is assigned a number. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 cards each are assigned a numbered score of +1. These are the 'low' cards. Cards with a value of 10 (10, J, Q, K) and Aces are each assigned a numbered score of -1. These are the 'high' cards. The middle card values of 7, 8 and 9 are given a score of 0.

As cards are dealt out, a card counting player must do the math according to each card. If a string of cards is dealt as follows: 10, J, 3, 5, Q then the player determines the value as -1 – 1 + 1 + 1 – 1 for a total value of -1. You must begin the card count after the deck is shuffled with the first card that is dealt. If you miss cards and you lose your count then shift your odds and decrease your chances of winning.

### High Low Method Blackjack Game

The larger the number becomes as you count cards, the more large cards remain in the deck. If the count is far into the negatives then this means that many of the 10-value cards and Aces have already been dealt and many small cards remain in the deck.

### High Low Method Blackjack Card Game

The Hi-Lo strategy of counting cards is a fantastic system for new card counters and is a great way to ease yourself into the world of card counting and improve your chances of winning at blackjack.