Im wondering if anyone has ever heard of a system better than this or can think of one that may be easier to use…
I dont know if anyone has seen the episode of Derren Browns show where he counts cards in blackjack and proceeds to win a lot of money, but later he goes on to explain how he did it. He used mnemonics. What he explained was that he visualized a large room that had many very distinct objects like pictures on the wall, vases etc. Each one of the objects represented a specific card. Everyone of the objects had 4 stickers on them which represented all 4 of that card in the deck (black jack uses 4 decks at casinos). Everey time a card was played he walked into that memory room and removes a sticker from that object to account for the card being played out of the deck.
Thats his system.
I can count cards with one deck easily using a method i read in The Memory Book which i think was called the mutilation method if im not mistaken. Where everytime a card is played you mutilate the image that the card represents. Example if 5 of hearts is a horse, then imagin the horse on fire.
My problem is that I would like to keep count while playing a game using 4 decks like derren did but my only problem is that if i use his method, ironically, i wont remember how many stickers are leaft on each object as im taking them off.
I also cant really see an effective way to use the mutilation method either.
Does anyone have any alternate methods or ideas?