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Is it possible to count cards by literally counting cards?

The answer is almost certainly no. Card counting is used primarily to determine how much to bet - a standard strategy might look like: -1 or smaller: find a better table -1 to +1: bet table minimum (...
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Memorizing the cards dealt in the game

I am not familiar with gin rummy but one method used by memory experts to remember a whole deck of 52 cards is to create yourself a memory palace with at least 18 rooms. You have to do this once and ...
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Deviations from basic strategy due to the count in blackjack?

The short answer to your question is YES. This is the whole reason for counting, to understand how to change your bets and strategy to account for the count and to take advantage of the change in the ...
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Memorizing the cards dealt in the game

Aldinjo's answer is the best practice if you can find in you the mental power to build that great palace. If for some reason you don't feel you can build the palace, here is an easy walkaround: write....
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Is it possible to count cards by literally counting cards?

The big problem I see right off the bat is that just counting the two card hands wouldn't give you an understanding of the cards left in the shoe, it would be too imprecise: Here's the 2 card hands ...
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Is it possible to count cards by literally counting cards?

The disadvantage of your system is that it is imprecise, as discussed below; the advantage is that it is a "nonstandard" method of card counting, and you may get less "heat" from the casino. But I ...
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