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dummy
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March 8th, 2015 at 8:39:59 PM permalink
MENSA GUIDE TO BLACK

PAGES 45 AND 46. However, when playing a one or two deck game, you should not double with a ten against a 9.
You will only double with a 10 against a dealer card up to 8.



An official Mensa game book, authored by Joshua Hornik, a member of both Mensa and the world famous MIT blackjack team.
Wizard
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March 8th, 2015 at 8:43:44 PM permalink
Despite failing the MENSA test, I'm going with myself.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
dummy
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March 8th, 2015 at 8:45:19 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Despite failing the MENSA test, I'm going with myself.



That was my vote.
onenickelmiracle
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March 8th, 2015 at 9:55:34 PM permalink
Sounds like a total waste of talent having sex for money when you have great intelligence. Maybe she knows something we don't but sounds like the old saying about silver in the mine having no value until mined. MOst who'res know they have nothing without their aggression, and intelligence gets them nowhere. Maybe she sexed her way into mensa or is lying about it- dunno.
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dummy
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March 8th, 2015 at 10:14:54 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Sounds like a total waste of talent having sex for money when you have great intelligence. Maybe she knows something we don't but sounds like the old saying about silver in the mine having no value until mined. MOst who'res know they have nothing without their aggression, and intelligence gets them nowhere. Maybe she sexed her way into mensa or is lying about it- dunno.



Posting on the wrong thread might also limit ones chances of getting into Mensa.
Deucekies
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March 9th, 2015 at 12:49:27 AM permalink
I say Mike as well. A consideration: how old is the Mensa Guide to Blackjack?
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EvenBob
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March 9th, 2015 at 1:02:33 AM permalink
I went to a Mensa test once, but couldn't find
a parking space so I left. They'll have to get
along without me.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Donuts
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March 9th, 2015 at 7:51:44 AM permalink
Quote: dummy

MENSA GUIDE TO BLACK

PAGES 45 AND 46. However, when playing a one or two deck game, you should not double with a ten against a 9.
You will only double with a 10 against a dealer card up to 8.



An official Mensa game book, authored by Joshua Hornik, a member of both Mensa and the world famous MIT blackjack team.



Is it possible they were using CE instead of EV to calculate optimal play? I know 10 v 9 indexes at -1 TC Hilo so its plausible.
dummy
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March 9th, 2015 at 10:03:11 AM permalink
NO! in the next sentence he says that if the count were to go up , it would be the right play to double. But at a neutral count, ala basic strategy, do NOT double down 10 versus 9 in 1 or 2 decks.

I have messaged him on Facebook, no reply so far.
TwoFeathersATL
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March 9th, 2015 at 10:18:04 AM permalink
I voted "man behind the curtain" just for fun. Isn't that the original Wizard? 2F
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F

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