theOmega623
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March 13th, 2020 at 4:31:22 PM permalink
Greetings everyone!

So I have recently just hit 2,000 shoes played through for the year (or roughly 200ish hours). I am currently up just over $9K and by my calculations, playing a mix of 2D and 6D (Hi-Lo when playing 6D and AO2 when playing 2D), I should be up in the ballpark of around $20K. Though after only 2,000 shoes of play, I'm not too worried about the results. The travel has honestly been exhausting but I intend to ramp it up as my goal is to hit 10,000 shoes by the end of the year. It's a big goal but if I can get even close to that I'll be happy. Well, only about $990K to go!

Just thought I would give you guys an update, cheers!

- Omega
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TigerWu
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March 13th, 2020 at 6:03:39 PM permalink
Cool.... good luck!
Minty
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March 13th, 2020 at 8:52:10 PM permalink
Hmm. You might be the first I've heard talk about how many shoes they've played rather than just hours. I feel like it would be easy to be distracted and forget how many I've played personally. Then again, I'm scatterbrained. Sounds like you've got a great work ethic. Good variance to you!
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theOmega623
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March 14th, 2020 at 6:06:02 AM permalink
Thanks guys!
SOOPOO
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March 14th, 2020 at 1:43:29 PM permalink
Quote: theOmega623

Greetings everyone!

So I have recently just hit 2,000 shoes played through for the year (or roughly 200ish hours). I am currently up just over $9K and by my calculations, playing a mix of 2D and 6D (Hi-Lo when playing 6D and AO2 when playing 2D), I should be up in the ballpark of around $20K. Though after only 2,000 shoes of play, I'm not too worried about the results. The travel has honestly been exhausting but I intend to ramp it up as my goal is to hit 10,000 shoes by the end of the year. It's a big goal but if I can get even close to that I'll be happy. Well, only about $990K to go!

Just thought I would give you guys an update, cheers!

- Omega



When you say 'up $9k', are you including any free play, other offers, etc? Are you including costs of travel, etc? I think you are just talking purely about the BJ results. $45 an hour doesn't sound bad to me.... You expect your EV to be $100 an hour?
theOmega623
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March 14th, 2020 at 2:02:58 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

When you say 'up $9k', are you including any free play, other offers, etc? Are you including costs of travel, etc? I think you are just talking purely about the BJ results. $45 an hour doesn't sound bad to me.... You expect your EV to be $100 an hour?



I am talking just purely BJ results, I do expect my EV to be in the ballpark of $100/hr overall but I could be wrong, I am playing different games using different systems. When I am playing 2D using AO2 (ace side count) spreading $25 - $250 my EV is pretty high, on the flip side playing 6D using Hi-Lo with the same spread is much less per hour and of course the number of other players at the table and dealer speed makes a difference. Sometimes I can get a fast dealer playing heads up and it seems like I'm playing 150 - 200 hands per hour. It's hard to figure but either way, the results are what they are and all I can do is just keep playing, and I agree that $45/hr isn't bad at all. Expenses havent been too bad, I'm always learning new ways of cutting down on that. That in itself is an art LOL. I also jump on any opportunity to double someone else's bet, that helps get the EV up. It's a learning experience for sure!

- Omega
Last edited by: theOmega623 on Mar 14, 2020
SOOPOO
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March 14th, 2020 at 4:59:25 PM permalink
Quote: theOmega623

I also jump on any opportunity to double someone else's bet, that helps get the EV up.

- Omega



I don't understand. If someone is not doubling they are reserving the right to take another card when they hit. Who would allow you to double on their hand?
billryan
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March 14th, 2020 at 5:48:06 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I don't understand. If someone is not doubling they are reserving the right to take another card when they hit. Who would allow you to double on their hand?



Ploppies will, but it's a sad move. I will gladly fill in the difference if someone is doubling for less but to hoodwink a person into giving up value is bad medicine.
Taking advantage of unwitting victims is just the sort of thing that upsets the sacred flow of the cards. Karma never sleeps.
ksdjdj
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March 14th, 2020 at 5:55:36 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Ploppies will, but it's a sad move. I will gladly fill in the difference if someone is doubling for less but to hoodwink a person into giving up value is bad medicine.
Taking advantage of unwitting victims is just the sort of thing that upsets the sacred flow of the cards. Karma never sleeps.


Even though it is "frowned upon" by the dealer/casino (since it slows the play down and can cause arguments etc) I will sometimes ask can I take your double*** (if it is clear they don't want to double / are playing their last chip)

***: I only ask them in the following situations (Player 10 or 11 vs 4-6)

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I can't remember if I have already mentioned this in another thread, but I was betting $25 (table minimum) recently and someone was spreading between 200 and 600 behind me in the same box. I wanted to double an 11 vs 9 and he didn't (he said something like "the trend of the cards are currently low cards at the moment", or something similar). So, he then offered to pay me $25 if I hit instead of doubled (if our hand won).
I asked him, "are you sure", and he said "yes".
So, we won the hand, and he paid me the $25.
billryan
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March 14th, 2020 at 6:04:51 PM permalink
You are intentionally taking EV away from a player who doesn't know any better to gain a few cents for yourself.
It's just not worth it as it will annoy the dealer and possibly alert the pit.

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