Illustrious 18 Indices

Often people wish to vary strategy based on the count. The following section lists the Illustrious 18 plays and 4 Deck S17 Index numbers per Don Schlesinger's "Attacking the Shoe" article that was published in the September 1986 issue of "Blackjack Forum".

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Four Deck, S17 Illustrious 18 Indices
(for High-Low Count)
I18 Play High-Low Index Number
Insurance +3
16 vs 10 0
15 vs 10 4
10,10 vs 5 5
10,10 vs 6 4
10 vs 10 4
12 vs 3 2
12 vs 2 3
11 vs Ace 1
9 vs 2 1
10 vs Ace 4
9 vs 7 3
16 vs 9 5
13 vs 2 -1
12 vs 4 0
12 vs 5 -2
12 vs 6 -1
13 vs 3 -2