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i0r0retardod
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April 6th, 2012 at 4:49:56 AM permalink
Quote: FourFiveFace

There's common mistakes that people make, and then there's staying on 12-13 against a dealer high card, which I have seen before. Next-closest would probably be doubling down on 6 (against a bust card, but still...). I almost saw someone split fives, but she finally decided to double-down.



Worst play ever, hitting a 19, I got a 21. Next is splitting tens in a negative count hitting for 12 doubling and pulling a 9 for 21. Then hit for 14 on the other doubling and pulling a 7 for 21.

I have even stood on A-5 against a dealer 6 in a high negative count after seeing the next card which was the dealers. I thought I peeked a adealer whole of 9 which I was right, flipped for 15 hit for 25. I had $250 out so I thought better safe than sorry.

Now the worst play I have ever ever witnessed would be my sister. I had been sleeping all day and go meet my sister at the table. She said she had not seen an ace for 5 rounds, (there was a total of 5 players at the table not including me). Anyways she pulls a twenty and says them aces should start spitting out like candy, "double down". The whole table erupted in a low rumble of incoherant drunken words. She gets the ace for 21 from a natural 20. My sister was the second hand and the other three +dealer pulled and ace. Dealer busted out all was forgiven. I shit my pants. She was flat betting $125, and from 17 years of live blackjack play and 39 years total blackjack she was doing beyond great. lol
HKrandom
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April 6th, 2012 at 5:39:03 AM permalink
My friend plays a lot of blackjack and he always takes insurance, he never splits and he never doubles down because he doesn't want to risk too much money on one hand, yet he often raises his bets when he loses several hands in a row. I told him he would be better off sticking to baccarat (1% HE, no strategy, no need to raise bets) but he keeps telling me the odds at blackjack are better. If I ask him fast enough before he hits, he usually lets me double down his hand with my money (eg. 11 vs 6, it pisses me off so much every times I see him hit that!!) so at least I get some good EV from him. On top of that he randomly decides to hit or stand on 12-16 regardless of the dealer's up card. He doesn't even play with a player's card because he doesn't care about points. I guess this kind of players is the reason why blackjack is still profitable for casinos.
DJTeddyBear
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April 6th, 2012 at 5:41:13 AM permalink
Just this past Tuesday at Bally's AC, at the $1/$1 No Limit poker table. I wasn't in the hand.

The lady to my left started the hand with about $100. After she called the turn, she was heads up with a guy I had pegged as a bluffer. But that's irrelevant. After she called the turn bet, she had $1 left.

On the river she checked, the other guy started to push $1 in. Before he actually bet it, I started to moan, "Aw, c'mon. Do you really wanna take her last buck?" He hesitated, but did drop the $1 in the pot.

The lady then starts to think a LONG time about calling. I'm thinking, and I'm sure everyone else is too, "You already put $100 into this monster pot. Even if you're beat, isn't it worth one lousy buck to find out what he has?" Obviously, we can't say that out loud.

The board was fairly mixed. No flush or pairs, the other guy MIGHT have gotten a runner-runner straight.

While she's thinking, she looks at her cards again, holding them in a manner so that I can see it. She has Ace, Five. She made bottom pair. Even bluffers hit cards occasionally, so I know she's beat. But it's still worth a buck to see, right?

She folds! She folds for ONE DOLLAR!

She throws her cards to the muck, grabs her last chip and purse and is gone.

As the dealer is pushing the pot the other guy turns his cards up.

Sure enough, he was bluffing. He had Ace Queen, but no pair.

If that lady had allowed curiosity to get the best of her and "throw away" her last dollar, she would have taken the pot.
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April 6th, 2012 at 7:05:20 AM permalink
Approx. 35 years ago, I was playing 3 hands at the Union Plaza It was very early in the AM and I was winning like crazy, splitting, doubling and most of the time ...... just being lucky. The only other player at the table was an older gentleman who was very drunk and losing most every hand he played. The poor guy didn't even know how to play good basic stategy. He stopped for a few hands and watched me play my 3 hands. I think each time I had at least one hand to split and then to double it. Some of the others were normal doubles. I was lucky enough to catch the dealer breaking most every hand.

Finally, the gentleman across from me got back in the game. The first hand he caught was two facecards. He immediately turned them up and said "double down". The dealer tried her best to talk him out of it as did the pit boss. They both recognized thay he was too drunk to know what he was doing. Well, he insisted on doubling ........... and caught an Ace. The gentleman put his chips in his pocket and called it a night.

That was the worst play I ever witnessed but it is also one that I will never forget.
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April 6th, 2012 at 3:03:52 PM permalink
Quote: i0r0retardod

Anyways she pulls a twenty and says them aces should start spitting out like candy, "double down". The whole table erupted in a low rumble of incoherant drunken words. She gets the ace for 21 from a natural 20. My sister was the second hand and the other three +dealer pulled and ace. Dealer busted out all was forgiven. I shit my pants. She was flat betting $125, and from 17 years of live blackjack play and 39 years total blackjack she was doing beyond great. lol



She should've split. But then again I guess that's what makes this the worst play you've ever witnessed. LOL.
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April 6th, 2012 at 3:14:30 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Just this past Tuesday at Bally's AC, at the $1/$1 No Limit poker table. I wasn't in the hand.

The lady to my left started the hand with about $100. After she called the turn, she was heads up with a guy I had pegged as a bluffer. But that's irrelevant. After she called the turn bet, she had $1 left.

On the river she checked, the other guy started to push $1 in. Before he actually bet it, I started to moan, "Aw, c'mon. Do you really wanna take her last buck?" He hesitated, but did drop the $1 in the pot.

The lady then starts to think a LONG time about calling. I'm thinking, and I'm sure everyone else is too, "You already put $100 into this monster pot. Even if you're beat, isn't it worth one lousy buck to find out what he has?" Obviously, we can't say that out loud.

The board was fairly mixed. No flush or pairs, the other guy MIGHT have gotten a runner-runner straight.

While she's thinking, she looks at her cards again, holding them in a manner so that I can see it. She has Ace, Five. She made bottom pair. Even bluffers hit cards occasionally, so I know she's beat. But it's still worth a buck to see, right?

She folds! She folds for ONE DOLLAR!

She throws her cards to the muck, grabs her last chip and purse and is gone.

As the dealer is pushing the pot the other guy turns his cards up.

Sure enough, he was bluffing. He had Ace Queen, but no pair.

If that lady had allowed curiosity to get the best of her and "throw away" her last dollar, she would have taken the pot.



You may have influenced the decision...for that, you should feel bad.

Jokes aside, I ran into a similiar situation before. This guy was bluffing into me, and I knew he didn't have anything. On the turn, he raises all but about $9 of his stack. I repush him all in. He folds $9 to win $800, and reloads afterwards. I'm not sure why he even folded, but I didn't care. I got to throw my cards in the muck and scoop the pot.
dwheatley
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April 6th, 2012 at 3:24:57 PM permalink
Quote: PopCan



Now I turn to third base. The woman looks at her cards for a second and first base asks, "What do you have?" She shows the table her 16. All at once the three other players yell, "SURRENDER!" As she's tucking her cards she says, "Surrender is like throwing your money away!". I quickly flip over the hole card (a Queen) and take her money, trying not to laugh.



This is a good story. Well-written, gave me a good chuckle
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EvenBob
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April 6th, 2012 at 3:59:54 PM permalink
Mandalay Bay. Early evening, not busy. 5 guys in
suits go to the empty roulette table next to me. They
all buy in for $20 in $1 roulette chips. What got my
attention was they stacked all 100 chips on number
20, a number that had some meaning to them. 100
chips is a tower, it got a lot of attention.

Dealer spins, ball falls into number 20. Those 5 guys,
all around 30, went crazy. Yelling and high fives and
hugs and jumping up and down for at least a minute.
They had each won $700 on the very first bet of their
stay in Vegas for some real estate convention.

They started throwing back the drinks and piling
chips all over the board for the next 30min. Two of
them pulled out after they gave half of it back, the
other three lost all the $750 and a few hundred of their
own money. One of them was getting very loud, saying
the game was rigged and he wanted to see the manager.
He started getting almost violent and his friends had
to restrain him and drag him away.

It was great entertainment. I always love seeing chumps
getting wised up..
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charliepatrick
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April 6th, 2012 at 4:25:01 PM permalink
On a similar note I used to participate in a friendly poker gathering; every now and then we'd take a half day off on Friday afternoon and go to the races. The rules for several years were you had a horse picked and if it won the first race you bought everybody Fish and Chips; it was up to you whether you hedged the "bet" with an appropriately sized wager on your horse.

Anyway one day, blow me, there was a horse called "Fish and Chips" in the first race. All but one of us, including me, bet on the horse and it duly obliged (at about 6/1). Nevertheless I'm not sure how many of us actually went away winning, probably only a few!
buzzpaff
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April 6th, 2012 at 4:32:11 PM permalink
Me, my dad and a friend went to races one day. Usually first winner bought the hot dogs. Comes the 6th race, no winners yet, and we decide to each pick a horse for last. Whichever horse finished ahead of the other two, that guy had to buy. Joe had to buy as the 99 to 1 shot beat his horse by a nose. Joe was not happy !

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