A quote from Joe Pane, over at LVA forum...(spelling error and all) " in tournaments chip counting is a skill that can be learned by all and why reward players who would not try to improve their tournament game by improving their chip counting prowless." So, you are at third base, in a dimly lit casino, playing with unstriped chips, trying to count the chips in random stacks at first base, with less than perfect eyesight....... This is a SKILL ????? Ricks chip stacking rule is a start....but even it could be improved. I wonder what others think about this. Is chip counting really a skill we want to be instrumental in BJ tournaments ?