The frequency of the holding is what distinguishes the conditional values from the absolute values. One is based on the condition that you already have the holding. The absolute is the penatly that factors in the frequency of the hand.

This is why all pair indices, except 10s, are worth so little; the frequency of any xx, vs. y holding, where x is 2-9, and y is anything but 10, is once every 2,272 hands for 6-deck. So, maybe once every 23 hours, just to see the holding. Now, on top of that, you have to have the required true count! So, for, say, +4 or higher, maybe 10% of the time. So now you make the play once every 230 hours!

Finally, if you're just AT the index, the difference is so minimal that you've waited 230 hours to earn $5. Do you see how utterly worthless the whole thing is?

Don