# Zero Proximity BJ - E. Clifton Davis

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The major flaw with traditional BJ Card Counting.

I'm going to ask you to open your mind here and do your own thinking. Forget for a moment everything you think you know about BJ. Don't be a lemming. THINK! Use your own head.

OK, you know and understand card counting. I want you to get so proficient that you can count down a deck of cards in 13 seconds flat and tell me if the blind card you removed was hi, lo or neutral. Carry a deck of cards with you and every chance you get Hold the deck face up and count it down. At first you will think 13 seconds is impossible. But it isn't as you will soon see.

OK, what do we know for a FACT?

We know that Basic Strategy is the best way to play your hands in perfectly random cards esp. if you have also learned the few times you vary from B.S. according to the count at hand.

The key words here are "perfectly random cards". Basic Strategy was designed using perfectly random cards. For our purposes we can define "Random" as equal amounts of highs and lows in the cards being dealt. As well, we can define non random as a preponderance of highs or a preponderance of lows in the cards being dealt. The greater that preponderance the worse Basic Strategy performs.

Try this experiment. Separate the lows from the highs in a shoe of cards. Put the highs on top as 9 through A and the lows on the bottom as 2 through 7. Leave the 8s out. OK, you have an equal number of highs and lows. Now play the shoe against an imaginary dealer.

Yep, THE DEALER NEVER BREAKS! She can't. The dealer can only break on a MIXTURE of highs and lows. She can only break if she is unlucky enough to arrive at 16 and draw a 6. But how many unlucky dealers do you know???

Now, try gradually mixing the cards. You will find that as you mix the cards the dealer starts breaking more and more until he/she arrives at a 28% break rate in perfectly mixed "random" cards. Remember, Basic Strategy was designed using RANDOM cards.

OK, now lets define the perfect game. It is a game where highs and lows are perfectly mixed. The dealer will break at her maximum 28% and Basic Strategy will function at its best. You will achieve your highest hands won rate in THOSE perfect games. IT is THOSE games where you SHOULD be making you highest bets because your hands won rate is at its very highest. Keep that in mind and consider what traditional card counting makes you do.

What are we trying to achieve when we count cards? We are TRYING to reserve our highest bets for the highest counts. Are we not? But what does the highest count also mean? That the mix of cards remaining is NOT random. We are making our highest bets exactly when our hands won rate and the dealer break rate is at its lowest. Does that sound like heads up play to you? I hope not.

So what does the count do in perfectly random cards??? It goes no place, right? What does traditional card counting teach you to do when the count goes no place. Sit there like an amateur making table min bets right?

That is the FIRST flaw in card counting but certainly not the only flaw. Not by a mile. Lets put this flaw in words.

Traditional Card Counting has you making your highest bets in the worst possible games at the worst possible time while sitting there like an amateur in the best possible games at the best possible time.

Do you think we can improve on that? Well I'm here to tell you that we definitely CAN and we can improve on it a LOT.

NOW, how many of you are interested in seeing a comprehensive simple language Zero Proximity Counting Manual? A Manual that has you making your highest bets at the BEST possible time as well as your lowest bets at the best possible time. Anybody interested? OK, I'll throw in How To Insure Profitably as a bonus. I'll also throw in a better, faster and easier way to count as an additional bonus.

What is that worth? I don't know, You tell me. But keep it affordable!

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Way to learn BJ?

In fact, both single deck and multi deck card counting were destroyed by the casinos careful placement of the cut off card and the introduction of multideck BJ. They did those things precisely to destroy any card counting advantage. The proof of this is the fact that the many BJ card counting sites on the internet put together cannot produce a single bottom line winner after expenses at the end of the year. EVERYone is on the wrong side of the standard deviation. Casinos are now the biggest promoters of card counting, even financing movies to help promote card counting. Tell any major casino that you are the best card counter in the world and you'll put \$50,000 in their cage. They will send a plane for you!

NBJ players have been far outperforming card counters for many years.

As it is currently taught on the internet, card counting cannot win in the long run.

It is frought with glaring mathematical errors that students of card counting overlook blinded by wishful thinking.

But there is a far better card counting method called "0 Proximity" card counting that corrects the mathematical flaws of traditional card counting and gives the player a much greater true player advantage. It puts your card counting skills to far better use. And it is easy to understand why 0 Prox counting works so much better.

I have had hundreds of requests by unsatisfied card counters to take a short vacation from my Baccarat forum and write a comprehensive, purchasable manual on O Proximity card counting. We are talking a very modest fee here as teaching is a hobby to me now, not a profession.

While it is a big leap to switch from traditional card counting to NBJ play, it is only a very simple step to switch from traditional card counting to 0 Proximity card counting. I'll even teach you a far more effective way to count in the bargain.

So what makes me qualified to teach you?

As a retired Math Professor I played the toughest BJ game in the world Atlantic City 8 deck more than 3 years full time W/O a single losing day. Show me a card counter, or anyone else, that can do that. No, I didn't cheat.

I have also performed hundreds of live casino BJ exhibitions in front of large audiences. Show me a card counting teacher who will let you watch him play even once. No, I never lost in exhibition play. Thousands watched those exhibitions. My best performance was TaJ 1 wherein I won \$10,000 in less than a half hour W/O ever betting more than two \$100 units. When Jerry Patterson complained that he missed Taj 1 I did it again two weeks later - again \$10,000 in less than a half hour W/O betting over two units with Jerry and Nancy watching every play right over my shoulder. Show me a card counter that can do THAT!

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1.) I do NOT want to "throw in" anything on this, in fact, I don't even wanna sell it!

2.) OK (as Dad whacks me one LOL)

3.) I BID \$189.95. (taxes and such ya know) ... and ...

4.) He actually smacked me again! j/k

5.) I guarantee you this is not E-Bay

Having said all that, I'm gonna toss in my REWRITE of "First Base Blackjack" with the 200 bidders. Oh. That's it for sales. BUT...but...but...we will close the bidding under \$250 or somewhere in there. I've seen the draft and it's really great!

We are only selling it to 200 people. Sorry.

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Whoops, I think I whacked em too hard!

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As an ex card counter I can tell you that everything Ellis says about it is absolutely right on. I wish I had this info when I was playing back in the early 80's. For example, I would wonder why I was winning virtually every hand with a mininum bet out as the count got more and more negative. I even took " negative walks" ala Stanford Wong during negative counts. Little did I realize high cards were coming out and that's why I wasn't getting stiffs but getting blackjacks and winning my double downs.

Zero prox is based on a brilliant observation which is contrary to conventional wisdom. If you dare to be unconventional and think for yourself you'll get it. And if you don't, well somebody's got to hold down the conventional wisdom fort.

I say \$243.37. Conventional wisdom says \$249.95.

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Darnit! I'm going \$243.38 (outbid ya by a penny)

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As an ex card counter I can tell you that everything Ellis says about it is absolutely right on. I wish I had this info when I was playing back in the early 80's. For example, I would wonder why I was winning virtually every hand with a mininum bet out as the count got more and more negative. I even took " negative walks" ala Stanford Wong during negative counts. Little did I realize high cards were coming out and that's why I wasn't getting stiffs but getting blackjacks and winning my double downs.

Zero prox is based on a brilliant observation which is contrary to conventional wisdom. If you dare to be unconventional and think for yourself you'll get it. And if you don't, well somebody's got to hold down the conventional wisdom fort.

I say \$243.37. Conventional wisdom says \$249.95.

Exactly right Gabby. Card Counting instructors simply don't carry the math far enough. The tens are falling when the count is going down, not up. The highest dealer break rate occurs when the count is oscillating, particularly when it is oscillating about ZERO. That is not blasphemy. It is plain common sense.

Think about this: How many times have you said: "There are only two tens on the table and the dealer has both of them." That is real world Blackjack. We play in the real world, not in the fantasy world of some card counting instructor who learned from a book, not from the tables. I learned from the tables and the tables have a lot to teach you.

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not by how many times they say they won.```

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