If you're looking for a card counting method that doesn't require a huge amount of practice and complicated math then KISS could be just what you are looking for. KISS is an acronym for "Keep it Short and Simple" and it is a card counting system that does just that.

KISS encompasses a range of unbalanced strategies, which are known as KISS I, KISS II and KISS III. As you learn the strategies you work your way up through the ranks with KISS I being the most basic and easiest to learn. KISS I will give you a +0.48% edge, KISS II will give you a +0.64% edge and KISS III will give you a +0.70% edge. Each level builds on the previous level, giving new blackjack card counters the ability to learn easily and efficiently.

The KISS card counting systems simplify things by omitting 50% of the cards from the count, so you don't have to do as much math during the course of the game. It gives you only two-thirds of the edge that more complicated card counting systems give. However, if you are new to card counting or find some of the more complicated methods too difficult, KISS can be a great way to increase your odds of winning blackjack.

The KISS card counting system has been written about in Fred Renzey's book Blackjack Bluebook II and a variety of other blackjack strategy books.