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miplet
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March 10th, 2012 at 7:18:32 AM permalink
I was at a Spanish 21 table where this guy would double down on a hard 12 when the dealer showed a "bust" card.
Tiltpoul
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March 10th, 2012 at 7:46:41 AM permalink
Quote: FourFiveFace

A few new ones:

Staying on 7-7 against a 6
Hitting 12 against a 6 (and then hitting again after getting a small card)
Doubling down on 5



If those are the worst plays you've ever seen, then you really haven't played a lot of BJ. Other than the doubling on a 5, none of those plays are THAT terrible.
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WongBo
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March 10th, 2012 at 7:54:01 AM permalink
I was covering my action at a table full of college guys last weekend
and saw all of the following moves in the course of the night.

Hitting hard 17 vs. 8
Standing on 14 vs. 9
Doubling on 5-3 vs. J
Splitting 4-4 vs. 7
Splitting 9-9 vs. A
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
teddys
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March 10th, 2012 at 8:33:32 AM permalink
Quote: WongBo

I was covering my action at a table full of college guys last weekend
and saw all of the following moves in the course of the night.

Hitting hard 17 vs. 8
Standing on 14 vs. 9
Doubling on 5-3 vs. J
Splitting 4-4 vs. 7
Splitting 9-9 vs. A

I hope this was in California and you were banking.
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dlevinelaw
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March 10th, 2012 at 8:36:13 AM permalink
Last night, emerald casino in curaçao. Guy doubles hard 15 against a dealer jack. Pulls a 6!!!

This of course reinforces to him that he should always double down in precarious situations, and loses the next three times he does it.
Ibeatyouraces
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March 10th, 2012 at 9:32:20 AM permalink
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WongBo
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March 10th, 2012 at 9:46:00 AM permalink
Maybe you split 9's and make these other plays, but you would be in the minority.
What count are using that says to split 9-9 vs A?
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
DogHand
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March 10th, 2012 at 2:29:37 PM permalink
WongBo

For AOII, split 9's vs. an A at +9 & up for S17 game.

Dog Hand
NicksGamingStuff
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March 10th, 2012 at 2:34:50 PM permalink
A guy on my table doubled down on a hard 17 when I explained to him that is a very risky move. He got the 4. I think I have told this story a few times on this board.
RogerKint
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March 10th, 2012 at 2:53:56 PM permalink
My girlfriend does stupid stuff like this (Teddys is a witness). Of course she gets the four and says "see? basic strategy is bullsh!t". All I can do is shake my head. A significant other who refuses to play basic strategy is grounds for a breakup/divorce.

Video blackjack machines tend to attract bad blackjack players. Standing on soft 13s, doubling on stiffs and splitting 10s every opportunity they get is pretty normal on the weekends. I was playing with a cowboy who refused to play when the Asian dealer on the screen came up. He was convinced that she was somehow cheating him.

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