Someone on our forum recently asked me what my favorite CVBJ drills are, so I thought I’d post about it.
Note: I didn’t use CVBJ to learn blackjack. I learned a number of years ago, and didn’t have any awesome resources like CVBJ to learn. And I made tons of mistakes for much longer than I should have, because I didn’t have any way of checking my accuracy. So I’ve mostly used CVBJ as a tool to help other people train. My point being, I’m not an expert at the program.
That being said, all these drills are found under “Menu->Tools->CVDrills.
You can set it to random playing decisions with indexes, or just an index test. I’ve custom entered the index numbers that we use (the same ones found on the site for premium members).
This drill keeps track of the playing errors you’ve made in the past, so you can specifically set up an “error test” to test yourself on the index numbers you struggle with.
2. Counting Drills
You can set the speed to whatever you want, and chose to have either 1, 2, 3, or 1-3 cards displayed at a time.
Learning to count cards is all about retraining your mind to see 2-6 as +1, 7-9 as 0, and 10,J,K,A as -1. I think there’s a lot of value in learning how to quickly update a running count when you see cards. Too many add up their hand and count later.
You need to see each card as it’s count value first, and as it’s hand value second. This drill can help you learn the skill at whatever pace you’re comfortable with.
3. Full Table Drills
There’s a huge difference between counting down a deck, one card at a time, and counting down a full table quickly and accurately. The full table drill is awesome for counting down 6 hands (plus the dealer’s cards) at whatever pace you can handle.
And if you think you’ve got that mastered, try the 2 tables drill!!!
Here’s my settings for the Full Table Drill:
Ok. Now get back to practicing!
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