# Double Deck Deviations

#### CapJack

##### Member
What's a good source (web page, strategy card, book) that will show the top 20+ deviations for a double deck game (H17, DAS, NS)?

#### Dog Hand

##### Well-Known Member
CapJack,

Here is the perfect answer: The Hi-Lo Card Counting System: A Complete Guide to Index Play, by Don Schlesinger and Dave Brolley (who posts on various BJ boards as Gronbog). Available from Amazon.com for under \$40.

Hope this helps!

Dog Hand

#### CapJack

##### Member
gronbog said:

Thank you. I bought the e-Book and have been devouring it.

I do have a question, probably a dumb one, but I'll ask anyway.

Double Deck H17, DAS, Basic Strategy says to Split a 4,4 vs. a Dealer 5 or 6.

Your "Nifty 50" Table (45.1 for example) says to Double a Hard 8 vs. a Dealer 6 at TC +2 and Double a Hard 8 vs. a Dealer 5 at TC +4.

My question is, with a 4,4 against a Dealer 5 at +4 TC and a 4,4 against a Dealer 6 at +2 TC, do I Double? Or stick with a Split?

Thanks again.

#### gronbog

##### Well-Known Member

Just like for most other published indices, the precedence for applying indices to a pair is surrender, followed by split, followed by the other actions. In other words, if you can surrender and the count meets the index, then do so, otherwise of you can split and the count meets the index, then do so, otherwise apply the next appropriate index.

Another thing (and we didn't spell this out, and probably should have) is that if no index for surrendering, doubling or standing is given for a pair, then you use the index for the same hard total. So for 4,4 vs 5 and 6, the indices to double are the same as for hard 8. In Table 26.1 (the indices for the game you refer to), for example, we have given indices for standing on and surrendering 7,7 which are different than for 14.