Free Counting Resources On Web
FREE COUNTING RESOURCES ON WEB
The single most complete index of bonafide yet free BJ resources and tools that can be found online - counting courses, practice drills, simulation and risk management tools, and enough quality articles to fill 3 cutting edge books about card-counting and advantage play.
ps - If anyone else has any links to add, I ask that the links NOT be to a commercial board site or system seller,
FREE WEB COUNTING RESOURCES
Compiled By Zengrifter
ONLINE COUNTING COURSES -
GameMaster's Free Counting Course
ARTICLES, ESSAYS, REPORTS -
Blackjack insight from Qfit
Free book 'Modern Blackjack' from Qfit
Card Counting 101 by PB
http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/novice/counting.htm (Archive copy)
Blackjack Forum Library
Gamemaster BJ Articles
http://www.gamemasteronline.com/StrategyContent.shtml (Archive copy)
Ruchman on BJ - much musings and history
http://www.casinogaming.com/columnists/blackjack/index.html (Archive copy)
Grinder's Wherehouse - BJ Articles
http://frontpage.inxpress.net/grinder/warehouse.htm (Archive copy)
Clark Cante's 'BJ Therapy'
H.Tamburin BJ Articles
(Dead link: http://www.casino.com/blackjack/archive.asp)
H.Tamburin Q&A Archive
Blackjack Insider Newsletter #s 1-39
(Dead link: http://www.casino.com/newsletter/blackjack/archive/)
Blackjack Insider Newsletter #s 14 - present
Blackjack Insider Archive Search
Ken Smith's BJ Info Newsletter
Gambling Book Reviews by Nick Christiansen
Advanced Discussions and Articles
http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/toc.htm (Archive copy)
http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/whatsnew.htm (Archive copy)
Google search -Shuffle Tracking Discussions
Blackjack Training Videos
The Blackjack Zone by Eliot Jacobson (The Mayor) - Free PDF Download
The Barfarkel Interview
Audio Vegas Gambling Interviews
Eliot Jacobson on Vegas Talk Radio
(Dead link: http://cardcounter.com/CBassInterviews/CBInterview_03_05.mp3)
(Dead link: http://cardcounter.com/CBassInterviews/CBInterview_04_05.mp3)
Ken Smith's Tourney Primer
BJ Tourney Event Listings
PRACTICE DRILLS -
http://www.lastresortconsulting.com/game/index.php (Archive copy)
Good BS Drill (fast)
(Dead link: http://www.blackjack-bst.com)
Count Drills for Pit Bosses
http://www.lastresortconsulting.com/pages/practice/LRquiz5.html (Archive copy)
Rob Tougher's Basic Strategy Drill
(Dead link: http://www.robtougher.com/games/blackjack_bs/blackjack.php)
Hit /Stand Basic Strategy Drill
JAVA Flashcards for BS and Index Practic
http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/tcindex/randomnr/random.htm (Archive copy)
Remaining #Decks Estimation Drill
(Dead link: http://www.bju21.com/shoe_drill.htm)
IN SPANISH -
BlackJack Card Counting En Espanol
IN ITALIAN -
ONLINE CALCULATORS & SIMULATORS -
E. Jacobs' Count & Shuffle Simulators
(Dead link: http://cardcounter.com/applets/BJ2.3/Blackjack_Applet.html)
(Dead link: http://cardcounter.com/STC_start.htm)
Rules - Effects on BS
http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/conseq/rules.htm (Archive copy)
BR Calculator (from RoR)
http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/refer/RevGROR.htm (Archive copy)
Basic Strategy Generator
http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Realm/2009/BJC/Chart.html (Archive copy)
Various BJ online calculators from Norm Wattenberg
(Dead link: http://www.bjstats.com/bjcalc.htm)
(Dead link: http://www.bjstats.com/bjre.asp)
Wattenberg's Repository and Staticum
http://bjstats.com/ (Archive copy)
BEAT WEB CASINOS -
Snyder's Win Online
FREE SIMULATION DOWNLOADS -
Snyder's Practice Download
T-Hopper's spreadsheet analysis tool
http://www.bjmath.com/bjcomputer/computer/programs/thcalc.zip (Archive copy)
BJSTRAT DOS Index Generator (ZIP D/L)
http://www.bjmath.com/bjcomputer/computer/programs/bjstrat.zip (Archive copy)
JensenAlgebraic Index Calc (ZIP DL)
http://www.bjmath.com/bjmath/tcindex/Generator.zip (Archive copy)
Last edited by KenSmith; December 5th, 2014 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Added more links
Yes, the one here...
... but there is an unverified bug-report on it.
The best practice drills are provided by software, and I recommend one of these -
Ne Plus Ultra and Practicum by Victor Shelley
The most unique blackjack training software packages on the market today since it will improve your card counting skills. Includes drills to improve counting, true count conversion, deck estimation, play variations, count indices, etc. Use the built in count or create your own balanced or unbalanced count. Newer versions now include the companion Practicum "play" upgrade. Excellent graphics and includes several unique practice and analysis features. Now available on CD which includes the 70 page manual. Editor Note: This is a highly recommended and unique training tool and with the price drop (formerly $120) an absolute best buy! Until SmartCards was available I gave this software my Best Blackjack Training Tool award.
SmartCards by Extreme Blackjack
SmartCards provides the best card counting training available anywhere. It is not a home blackjack game, but a professional software tool that builds the skills you need to beat the game consistently. SmartCards does this by providing a large range of exercises and practice environments. It supports virtually any card counting system, with features not found in many other practice programs.
Casino Verite Blackjack,
The Casino Verite Blackjack software package is the best blackjack game and simulation software on the market. Contains over 100 rule and play variations and a database of over 890 rule sets in over 500 real casinos. This amazing software also includes maps to your favorite casino, different table formats, statistic logs and color graphs, tournament play, counting drills, voice recognition, custom strategies, unusual games and more. If the strategy that you use is not included, you can define your own in excruciating detail. Strategy, betting and Over/Under 13 strategies can all be user defined. Warnings and records of strategy violations are provided. New variations of Blackjack are supported, like Multi-action, Over/Under13, Red/Black, Double Exposure, Royal Match, Bust Out, Super 7's and Seven & 1/2. Editor note: Casino Verite Blackjack get's my pick for the "best" overall blackjack software package on the market. Outstanding!
The Wizard of Odds
Here's an absolutely genius site on probability and strategy for most casino games, including blackjack.
P.S. It confirmed my suspicions that the "whako progression" I invented is as good as any strategy ever concieved (check "Advice & Strategy> Betting Systems"). This could also save Zen and Mikeabear the trouble of dealing with repeated betting system questions.
Here's a resource that will be added to the list -
The only problem I've found with it is even if you select "dealer hits soft 17" it says that doubling down on an 11 versus dealer's Ace is incorrect. Doubling is the proper play in that situation (according to the chart that the Basic Strategy Engine on this site gave me, anyway.
Great counting practice
Once a day, at least....
This web site to me has been very instramental.
Try it, see what you think.
The card trainer is just to keep sharp.
The hand trainer helps you increase speed by recognizing hands and not single cards.
The round trainer is just great for speed and helping you remember the running count!
Counting does not guarantee that you as the counter will always receive the advantagous cards!
Luck is relative to the amount of hard work and practice we invest.
Luck is for the unprepared