MakingBook
MakingBook
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October 3rd, 2011 at 12:34:43 PM permalink
Why do average blackjack players criticize the "perfect basic strategy" blackjack player? How should the "perfect basic strategy" blackjack player respond to the criticism?

To prove the problem was "perfect basic strategy" and NOT ME, I purposely played like the other morons at the table during a recent session and had a great time with the other players. But when I employ perfect basic strategy, the other players are rude and occasionally hostile.

Also, why do dealers get so pissed off when a player surrenders a hand?
"I am a man devoured by the passion for gambling." --Dostoevsky, 1871
Paigowdan
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October 3rd, 2011 at 12:39:22 PM permalink
MakingBook -
As a dealer, I remind all players that everyone has a right to play out his hand as he sees fit, period, End of Story.
No one can ruin anyone else's chances of a win or loss, regardless of this is believed or not, because the cards to come are unkown and random in any case.
As for surrender, I never had a problem with it. Again, players play their hands as they see fit.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes - Henry David Thoreau. Like Dealers' uniforms - Dan.
BrooklynJake
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October 3rd, 2011 at 3:58:37 PM permalink
I almost always play using basic strategy and I've hardly had any trouble. Once in a casino in Atlantic City, I was playing blackjack with only one deck. So the cards were dealt face down. The dealer's up card was an ace and one elderly person actually tried to stop the game because she believed that the dealer had blackjack! By coincidence, the dealer dealt me a pair of eights, and so I split them. Then she went wild; she actually tried to stop me from playing! As gently as I could, I asked her not to interfere and the dealer filled out my hands. I can't recall what they were but they were reasonably good. She kept on with this until the dealer finally showed that he did not have blackjack. Fortunately, it never got any worse than that.
Doc
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October 3rd, 2011 at 5:11:34 PM permalink
Dealer didn't offer insurance and then check for blackjack before you played your hand?
buzzpaff
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October 3rd, 2011 at 6:28:57 PM permalink
" Also, why do dealers get so pissed off when a player surrenders a hand?"

Cause they might have to make change!
MarkAbe
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October 3rd, 2011 at 7:13:28 PM permalink
I think the world just came to an end. I agree totally with something Dan said and appreciate when dealers take his attitude.
I also surrender when it's available and get flack more often from other players saying things like "Oh don't wimp out, man" than from the dealer.
buzzpaff
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October 3rd, 2011 at 7:15:40 PM permalink
Quote: MarkAbe

I think the world just came to an end. I agree totally with something Dan said and appreciate when dealers take his attitude.
I also surrender when it's available and get flack more often from other players saying things like "Oh don't wimp out, man" than from the dealer.



This can only mean one thing. Someone has hacked into the data base and is using Dan's identity !!
Paigowdan
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October 3rd, 2011 at 8:05:25 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

This can only mean one thing. Someone has hacked into the data base and is using Dan's identity !!


That was really and truly me.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes - Henry David Thoreau. Like Dealers' uniforms - Dan.
buzzpaff
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October 3rd, 2011 at 8:09:51 PM permalink
I Know. You were supposed to be too busy to read that.
rdub78
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October 8th, 2011 at 6:01:47 PM permalink
The reason is the average BJ player is an idiot.

By playing perfect BJ strategy you were:

-disrupting the flow of the cards

-taking the dealers bust card

-causing the other players to lose (of course they dont bitch when it causes them to win)

-turning the table into an unlucky one

Or any other myriad of reasons for there idiot thinking. Dont take offense, they dont know any better.

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