LostWages
LostWages
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July 18th, 2016 at 9:49:38 AM permalink
Yes, I'll watch out for those $5/$6 games, and will instead try the 3:2 $10, at least a few rounds. Tks for reminding me about the drinks - Good thing that I don't favor alcohol or sodas, just water . . . I particularly like your bankroll management suggestion - I've practiced something like that when I played Video Poker in Vegas. Interesting note about casino dealers. :-)
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LostWages
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July 18th, 2016 at 9:57:03 AM permalink
While I feel a little discouraged that "the longer you play by Basic Strategy, the more likely you are to lose all your money . . . ", at least I'll have some consistency in my losing (or winning) based on a reference point of the strategy card. As I gain experience like yours, perhaps I'll start learning Advanced Strategy - wish they had legalized gambling here in Hawaii.

Having said that, I have my bankroll management in mind to balance out ensuring we have a fun cruise and a good time. I favor your other statement that if I play perfect Strategy, it should take longer to lose!

Appreciate your time and attention!
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TwoFeathersATL
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July 18th, 2016 at 11:40:14 AM permalink
Quote: LostWages

While I feel a little discouraged that "the longer you play by Basic Strategy, the more likely you are to lose all your money . . . ", at least I'll have some consistency in my losing (or winning) based on a reference point of the strategy card. As I gain experience like yours, perhaps I'll start learning Advanced Strategy - wish they had legalized gambling here in Hawaii.

Having said that, I have my bankroll management in mind to balance out ensuring we have a fun cruise and a good time. I favor your other statement that if I play perfect Strategy, it should take longer to lose!

Appreciate your time and attention!

Your welcome. I didn't mean to sound brutal, I was trying to be truthful.
And where in Hawaii are you? I was there in the early spring 2 years ago to bury my older brother on Kauai. I use the term 'bury' quite liberally. Perhaps I will cut and paste a trip report in a new thread. Something like, if you have to set-up a funeral where would be the ideal place, or something. It had been 40 years since my only other visit...... Frequently in my life I made bad choices, waiting 40 years to return to Hawaii was one of those!
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LostWages
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July 18th, 2016 at 4:43:43 PM permalink
No worries, . . . truthful is better than honey-coated brutal ... My mindset is comfortable using basic strategy for my FIRST live outing!

We are on the island of Oahu, and my wife and I are now both retired. She is comfortable enjoying the live table game of blackjack, whereas I much prefer the quiet solitude of Video Poker. However, this upcoming trip - our first together in 10+ years - I promised I would "play a few rounds of blackjack". Here I am earnestly playing a couple of hundred hands a day on the WOO's blackjack game & trainer to impress her. She knows of my dislike of the tables. So I'm mentally ready; the emotional transition from solitary play to a table with strangers may be the more difficult challenge to manage.

Funny you talked about "burying". As my mother-in-law recently passed, my wife have had short discussions about burial (traditional), cremation and urn placement, or ash scattering. We both seem to favor the latter, and it would probably be in the mountains (a valley or near a river) or just ocean side on the North Shore.
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billryan
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July 18th, 2016 at 5:53:54 PM permalink
Feel free to print up a BS strategy card and bring it with you. I've never seen anyone hassle anyone about it. Someone might even ask you what the card says and then when you tell them, some expert will jump in, slowing the game even more. Print out several for the different games they might have. I'v never played SF21 but I know there is a BS card for it.
LostWages
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July 19th, 2016 at 10:35:50 AM permalink
When I come to the table and get a seat, do I show my Basic Strategy card to the dealer before I put my cash on the table for chips? Of course, I'm hoping NOT to use it unless I get brain-freeze or cold feet on my first session on a live table game. Your words of experience tell me I shouldn't have to worry. Tks!
Eat real food . . . and you won't need medicine (or a lot less!)
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July 19th, 2016 at 11:35:03 AM permalink
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When I come to the table and get a seat, do I show my Basic Strategy card to the dealer before I put my cash on the table for chips? Of course, I'm hoping NOT to use it unless I get brain-freeze or cold feet on my first session on a live table game. Your words of experience tell me I shouldn't have to worry. Tks!



I'd have it in plain sight (though not necessarily on the felt; they don't like clutter on the table for game protection reasons) in a matter of fact way, like you expect it to not be a problem, but without making a point of it. If they do have a problem with it, I expect they'd speak up. JMHO.
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JimRockford
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July 19th, 2016 at 12:14:29 PM permalink
As long as you're playing 200 practice hands a day, go ahead and learn true basic strategy rather than a simple strategy. It's not really much harder if you practice. You'll feel better not having to look at your card very often.
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TwoFeathersATL
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July 19th, 2016 at 12:53:08 PM permalink
Quote: JimRockford

As long as you're playing 200 practice hands a day, go ahead and learn true basic strategy rather than a simple strategy. It's not really much harder if you practice. You'll feel better not having to look at your card very often.

I want to type a long thing here. I did yesterday and it didn't post. Aaaahhhh!
Later, 2F
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LostWages
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July 25th, 2016 at 11:25:25 PM permalink
2F, I look forward to reading your long (or short) post about my playing 200 practice hands a day. I'm still using WOO "simple strategy", and have now learned a few exceptions to memorize. Tks!
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