Tracking & Ace Sequencing Software - CVShuffle
CVShuffle is a set of additions to Casino Vérité Blackjack
in support of both shuffle tracking and Ace Sequencing (Ace Prediction)
practice and analysis. CVShuffle is a separate product that requires
CVBJ Version 5. A demo is included with CV Blackjack. Blackjack Shuffle
tracking is an extension to card counting. But with Shuffle Tracking,
not only do you count cards as they go by, but you also take note of the
location of large numbers of large or small cards in the discard tray
to determine or control their location in the next shoe. Not all shuffles
are 'trackable.' CVShuffle includes aides to determine the 'trackability'
of shuffles as well as practice aides and tools to help beginners understand
the concepts. However, beginners will need additional instruction. Arnold
Snyder's Shuffle Tracking Cookbook, George C's Shuffle Tracking
for Beginners and David McDowell's Blackjack Ace Prediction
are good sources.
"The best shuffle-mapping software, however, in my opinion,
is Norm Wattenberger's CVShuffle." - Arnold Snyder
- Shuffle Editor - The shuffle editor is
a VCR like interface used to describe shuffles to the program. It has
VCR controls to forward and backward step through a shuffle and 3D animation
support to play a shuffle. You describe the shuffle by actually performing
it yourself with stacks of cards and the mouse. This ensures that your
understanding of the shuffle matches the computer's understanding. It
also allows you to follow the actual shuffle in practice.
- Fine Tuner - The main page allows fine
tuning of a shuffle. Adjustments to the exactness of each shuffle step
can be made here. For example, for each riffle you can describe how
many one, two, three and four card drops are made to simulate the skill
of the dealer.
- Shuffle Mapping - The Mapping tool provides
many options to graphically display how the cards in the discard tray
map into the next shoe. Resolution is down to the card so you can visually
determine the exact movement of cards. A shuffle tracker can dynamically
adjust the segment size to instantly see the effect and quickly narrow
down on any weaknesses in the shuffle. You can also override the exactness
of all shuffle steps to instantly see the effect of dealer sloppiness
during the shuffle.
- Cut Analysis - In addition to cutting
the cards at the end of the shuffle, the Cut Analysis screen provides
several options to graphically show the user the exact impact of the
- Create/Open - This screen supports maintenance
of standard and user shuffles. You can also select two shuffles and
the dealer will randomly chose between them. Shuffles can also be exported
to other users.
- The Shuffle - Much variability can be
designed into a shuffle. The shuffler will attempt to automatically
adjust to unusual circumstances and contains integrity checks to insure
that invalid shoes are never created no matter how sloppy the dealer
is programmed to shuffle.
- Play Zone Count Adjustment - Shuffle
tracking requires more than just knowing where to find the good cards.
After you cut the cards, you can indicate that you want the count adjusted
during the play zone. You specify the location of the play zone, the
initial running count and the zone length for True Count calculations.
CV will adjust its counting accordingly for betting, playing and statistics.
- Practice - When shuffle tracking is turned
on, during CV Blackjack practice the cards are shuffled according to
the selected shuffle(s) instead of randomly. Nearly all of the hundreds
of CVBJ features including different table formats, rules, environment
options, statistics, graphics, charts, playing strategies, betting strategies,
cover play and expert methods are supported. Cards are discarded to
the discard tray by the methods selected and animation of the shoe,
discard tray and card movement is supplied with photo-realistic views
of the discard tray and shoe.
- Pop Ups - During play, you can move the
cursor to the Cards button on the bottom right of the control bar or
to either side of the screen to view pop up displays of shoe and discard
tray contents. You can see the segments and tens and or aces. By moving
the cursor over the pop ups, the magnifier will appear showing exact
ten and ace card locations.
- Card Flow Animation - Discards are animated
to aid the understanding of the flow of cards into the discard tray.
- Drills - Drills to aid in Shuffle Tracking
and Ace Sequencing are included.
- Ace Sequencing learning and testing -
Practice Ace Sequencing (AKA Ace Prediction) during play. Mark Aces
and keycards to track the movement throught the discard tray, shuffle
and cut and to test your skill at Ace Prediction.
- Nicknames - Aids to help remember card
nicknames for use in Ace Sequencing.
- Analyze Shuffle - Run a shuffle thousands
of times to see the effect on segment maps.
- Analyze Ace Sequencing - Run a shuffle
thousands of times to find areas ripe for Ace Prediction. This will
quickly tell you if a shuffle is trackable or can be used in Ace Prediction.
- Manual - A printed manual is included.
Note: Full Shuffle-Tracking Simulation is handled by the separate CVData/ST
Note: Putting screenshots on the web causes some blurring and color alteration.
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