This article provides Arnold Snyder's Zen Card Counting System Indices for the True Count (or Count Per Deck) Method.
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Complete Zen Count Indices for the True Count Method (Meaning Count per Deck, Instead of True Edge)

 
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Complete Zen True Count Indices
By Arnold Snyder

(From Blackbelt in Blackjack, 1983 edition)
© 1983, 2005 Arnold Snyder

Go straight to Zen Count Indices Chart

[For complete information on the Zen Count, the easiest of the highest-power multi-level professional card counting systems, see Blackbelt in Blackjack : Playing 21 as a Martial Art , by Arnold Snyder.]

A number of players have asked for true count indices for the Zen Count, using the conventional count-per-deck adjustment (that is, True Count = Running Count /Number of Remaining Decks).

Basically, if you want to convert Zen True Edge indices to True Count Per Deck indices, just multiply each Zen True Edge index by 4.

Complete Zen Count Indices for True Count Method
(Multi-Deck)


Stand

Stand

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

A

17

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

-13/-10*

16

-16

-18

-20

-24

-25/-28

H

H

8

0

13/5

15

-10

-12

-14

-17

-17/-21

H

H

13

6

15/8

14

-6

-8

-9

-12

-12/-16

H

H

20

12

H

13

-2

-4

-5

-8

-7/-11

H

H

H

H

H

12

6

3

1

-2

-1/-5

H

H

H

H

H

A7

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

S

 

Double Down, Hard Totals

Double

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

A

11

D

D

D

D

D

-19

-14

-10

-91

11/-21

10

D

D

D

D

D

-14

-9

-4

71

51/41

9

2

-2

-5

D

D

7

H

H

H

H

8

H

H

10

7

4/4

H

H

H

H

H

 

Double Down, Soft Totals

Soft Totals

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

T

A

(A,9)

S

S

S

9

8/7

S

S

S

S

S

(A,8)

S

7

5

2

2/0

S

S

S

S

S

(A,7)

1

-4

-8

Ds

Ds

S

S

H

H

S

(A,6)

2

-5

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

(A,5)

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

(A,4)

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

(A,3)

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

(A,2)

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

 

Surrender (Late)

Late Surrender

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

A

17

16

8

0

-8

-1/-12

8-8

16

0

15

12

4

0

4/0

7-7

4

14

8

4

8/4

13

20

12



Surrender (Early)

Early Surrender

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

A

17

12

Y

16

12

0

-12

Y

8-8

16

-4

Y

15

12

4

-4

Y

7-7

16

8

0

Y

14

16

8

0

Y

13

20

8

Y

12

20

-12

7

-12

6

-8

5

0



* Number before slash (/) is index for S17; number after slash is the index for H17

1 = European No Hole: Hit

S = Stand, H = Hit, D = Double Down (if doubling not available, then hit), Ds = Double Down (if doubling not available, then stand), = Surrender

Pair Splits
With Double After Splits

Pairs

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

T

A

(A,A)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

-8

(T,T)

17

13

12

10

9/8

N

N

N

N

N

(9,9)

-4

-8

-8

Y

Y

4

Y

Y

N

4

(8,8)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

16**

Y

(7,7)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

4

N

N

N

(6,6)

-4

-8

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

N

(5,5)

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

(4,4)

N

12

4

0

-4

N

N

N

N

N

(3,3)

-8

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

8

N

N

N

(2,2)

-8

-8

Y

Y

Y

Y

12

N

N

N

Pair Splits
No Double After Splits

Pairs

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

T

A

(A,A)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

-8

(T,T)

17

13

12

10

9/8

N

N

N

N

N

(9,9)

-4

-4

-8

-8

-8

12

Y

Y

N

8

(8,8)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

8**

Y/0

(7,7)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

(6,6)

4

0

-4

-8

Y

N

N

N

N

N

(5,5)

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

(4,4)

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

(3,3)

12

4

0

-8

Y

12**

N

N

N

N

(2,2)

12

4

-4

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

 

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Complete Zen Count Indices for True Count Method:
Single Deck
For Depth Chargers and Serious Fanatics Only!!!
(Otherwise just use multi-deck charts)


Single Deck Stand

Stand

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

A

17

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

-14/-12*

16

-16

-19

-22

-26

-23/-27

16

12

9

0

13/5

15

-10

-13

-15

-18

-18/-22

18

16

14

7

15/8

14

-6

-8

-10

-13

-12/-16

27

H

21

13

22/15

13

-1

-3

-5

-8

-7/-11

H

H

H

H

H

12

7

4

2

-2

1/-4

H

H

H

H

H

A7

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

-4/15

 

Single Deck Double Down, Hard Totals

Double

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

A

11

-24

-26

-28

-32

-34

-18

-13

-9

-9

-2/-4

10

-19

-20

-22

-26

-29

-12

-8

-4

7

5

9

1

-2

-5

-9

-12

7

14

H

H

H

8

23

16

11

7

6

26

H

H

H

H

7

24

20

20

 

 

Single Deck Double Down, Soft Totals

Soft Totals

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

T

A

(A,9)

17

15

11

11

10/9

S

S

S

S

S

(A,8)

12

6

5

1

2/0

S

S

S

S

S

(A,7)

3

-2

-12

-11

-13/-18

S

S

H

H

S

(A,6)

1

-4

-11

-16

-25

H

H

H

H

H

(A,5)

H

4

-4

-12

-25

H

H

H

H

H

(A,4)

H

8

-2

-9

-21

H

H

H

H

H

(A,3)

21

9

-3

-5

-12

H

H

H

H

H

(A,2)

15

9

2

-1

-6

H

H

H

H

H

Pair Splits
(For other pair splits, see multi-deck charts)

Pairs

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

T

A

X,X 19 15 13 11 11/10 26     

 

* Number before slash (/) is index for S17; number after slash is the index for H17

1 = European No Hole: Hit

S = Stand, H = Hit, D = Double Down (if doubling not available, then hit), Ds = Double Down (if doubling not available, then stand), ¢ = Surrender ♠

 

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