Blackjack Truncating and Flooring at 0 counts


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Hey Guys,

I had a question about the results of truncating or even flooring certain counts at 0 that seem unintuitive to me.

Suppose we are playing a 6 deck game and exactly 1 deck into the game we are dealt 12 vs a dealer 4 and the running count is 4 meaning we are at a TC 0.75 (4/5). The basic strategy play is of course a stand with the departure being at a 0. Now, whether we are flooring or truncating, this TC 0.75 becomes a TC 0 which means, as per our index, we should deviate from basic strategy and hit.

I suspect my intuition is wrong however because if I was right the floored index for 12 v 4 would be -1, which it is not.

Is this right? Can anyone expand a little further on this.

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