How to Count Cards at Poker


Counting cards was first made popular by the Hollywood film “21”, which sensationalised how you could clean up Las Vegas counting cards at black jack. This technique can also be used for poker which just as successful results. Please understand this is technically not against the rules and you will need to remember large amounts of numbers while at the same time doing it stealthily so that nobody notices what you are doing, but you don’t want to be caught doing it and if you’re lucky you’ll just get banned from the casino.

First it’s always best to get very acquainted with the game and learn all the strategies you can. This isn’t going to work if you have no idea what your doing. To understand how this technique works you need to know that because the deck is shuffled after every hand the hand before has nothing to do with the hand after. Therefore, what you are doing is counting the cards with which can win, against all the unseen hands and comparing them in your head. I know sounds impossible but it can be done with practice.

You will always know the 2 cards you have in your hand so you need to account for another 50 cards. A very crucial note to remember is when you’re trying to count cards is to never double count the cards you need to create your hand and be careful not to count outs that will mistakenly give your opponent better odds of winning.

The more people in a game the more you can calculate which cards are live and what hands your opponents have, especially if you are playing online, this can make counting cards much easier.

Understanding these fundamental will help you improve your long-term poker game. When your opponent makes a bet remember is always helpful to count the cards so that you can calculate the odds of winning round.

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