That's nice Al! :-)
Every bac player should think about this.
An almost 50/50 slight dependent distribution will form certain unidirectional results for some time.
Not every shoe will be so polarized but most part of shoes will present such feature.
Of course B/P gaps or other too variance affected outcomes won't give us many of hint.
Say we have won (or lost) 5-6 flat betting units so far (half or more of the actual shoe).
Now, are we going to bet toward the deviations happened so far or to get a kind of balancement situations?
Mathematicians will say it doesn't matter which kind of direction we'll take.
But they are wrong.
Since we cannot guess hands, the more we'll play the higher will be the probability to get opposite results already gotten, thus taking an unidrectional strategy sooner or later (I'm speaking about 4-5 shoes not more) will surely fail.
After 5 shoes played, the probability to be ahead is just 20% or so.
Thus, after 5 shoes, the probability to get some opposite results is very high at some point.
Balancements are going to appear when deviation situations will cross a 2 or 3 cutoff point.
Nobody wants to play a 2 or 3 or higher negative proposition hoping to get a single positive outcome, therefore a smart player would know when things are going to change.
I mean that it's not wrong to follow a positive pattern providing to have secured a profit, but it's highely recommended to stop the betting toward positive deviations whenever a 2 or 3 negative step is going to show up.
More on that tomorrow