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# This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. There’s a relatively simple approach that can give you a slight advantage over the dealer when playing Blackjack, and this site can help you master it.

You’ve probably assumed that since you can barely remember your telephone number, memorizing every card that has been dealt from a deck is an impossible task. But that’s not how this approach to card counting works. Based on the face value of each card you see in play, you simply keep a +1 or -1 tally in your head. As a game progresses, that number, whether it ends up positive or negative, gives you a good idea if the remaining cards will work in your favor, or the dealer’s.

If it still sounds complicated, you should really just head on over to this site and try it out. It explains in more detail how and why this technique works, and lets you test your card counting skills against a computer dealer.