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moses
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September 23rd, 2013 at 7:00:30 PM permalink
First timer here. Single deck 1 on 1 against the dealer is the only game I play other than pro sportsbook bets. Of course, I've played many years and thus developed my own sytems and thought process. The main reason I play 1 on 1 is the option of having the A that will not help my hand or the 10 that would break my as the first card of my next hand. I realize some of my theories are totally off-base for multiple-deck/players. Thus would like to avoid getting roasted in this forum.

Any other single deckers out there?
KB1
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September 23rd, 2013 at 7:07:58 PM permalink
moses,
I tried it and got killed at 25 bucks a hand.I like playing with a full table of players that atleast play basic strategy.

KB1
sabre
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September 23rd, 2013 at 7:08:36 PM permalink
Quote: moses

The main reason I play 1 on 1 is the option of having the A that will not help my hand or the 10 that would break my as the first card of my next hand.



huh?
JSTAT
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September 23rd, 2013 at 7:24:02 PM permalink
Quote: moses

First timer here. Single deck 1 on 1 against the dealer is the only game I play other than pro sportsbook bets. Of course, I've played many years and thus developed my own sytems and thought process. The main reason I play 1 on 1 is the option of having the A that will not help my hand or the 10 that would break my as the first card of my next hand. I realize some of my theories are totally off-base for multiple-deck/players. Thus would like to avoid getting roasted in this forum.

Any other single deckers out there?



I made a lot of money playing one on one single deck blackjack in the 90's. During that time, the casinos in Lake Tahoe and Reno were mostly single deck with $5 minimums. I'd start off the top of the deck with a $25 bet. If the count was minus with an ace played, the remaining bets were $5 until a shuffle. If no aces came out and the count was at least neutral, I'd pump it up to $50. If more aces remained in the deck than normal, the bet was $100 after that. At 1/2 deck, I dropped down to $5, no matter what the count was! This confused the pit and was allowed to play at will for seven years (1990 - 1997). Now the casinos look like that casino in "Vegas Vacation" where everything is offered except 3:2 single deck blackjack.
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 23rd, 2013 at 7:36:42 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
KeyserSoze
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September 23rd, 2013 at 7:38:36 PM permalink
Moses- welcome aboard.

I know you from Norm's site (Blackjack Forum). You really should stay away from casino's.
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moses
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September 23rd, 2013 at 8:44:23 PM permalink
Just a for instance. Suppose I have 16 against a dealers 10. I know I know everyone in the blackjack world says to hit. But if the count is high, I'm most likely gooing to lose anything. So by standing, I get an Ace or 10 to start my next hand with - which is often turns out ot be a blackjack.
moses
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September 23rd, 2013 at 8:47:50 PM permalink
J stat: Still lots of 3.2 games in Reno area. But you are lucky to get 6 rounds at best - which is why I'm finding the need to alter my strategy a bit. I used to employ a strategy similar to yours - which (as you know) resulted with a boot.
moses
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September 23rd, 2013 at 8:51:16 PM permalink
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I've got a computer game here that features the WSOP and Binions. It gives a little bit of history about the WSOP and Binions also. It states that at one time they had over 60 single deck blackjack tables. Can anyone confirm this?

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Sorry. I don't know what WSOP and Binions are?
rdw4potus
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September 23rd, 2013 at 8:52:30 PM permalink
Quote: moses

Just a for instance. Suppose I have 16 against a dealers 10. I know I know everyone in the blackjack world says to hit. But if the count is high...



Nobody in the blackjack world would tell you to hit that hand if the count is high:-)
"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett

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