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billryan
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August 9th, 2017 at 4:01:54 PM permalink
I'm a big fan of scavenger play on a BJ table, even though these days I rarely play at stakes that make it worthwhile. Buying into a players double for less on a $5 bet just isn't worth the heat it generates, imo.
I was referring mostly to video poker. A couple weeks ago, I was playing at South Point when a couple sat down and started playing next to me. It must have taken me five minutes to notice it was a couple I knew from the dog park.
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bj4fun
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September 8th, 2017 at 1:17:31 PM permalink
Just got home from a few days in AC at the Borgata and I have a new nominee for this topic...

Sitting at first base a player is dealt a pair of 6s and the dealer has a 10 up. Of course he splits his 6s. The first card he draws another 6! So he could have had 18, but no... Now if splitting was right the first time (yes I know its not) then it must still be right... but no, now he hits the 12 and busts. On the second 6 her draws an 8 and stands. Oh my...

Let's just say the rest of the table was happy to see him lose it all a few hands later and leave.
monet0412
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September 8th, 2017 at 8:56:33 PM permalink
Quote: bj4fun

Just got home from a few days in AC at the Borgata and I have a new nominee for this topic...

Sitting at first base a player is dealt a pair of 6s and the dealer has a 10 up. Of course he splits his 6s. The first card he draws another 6! So he could have had 18, but no... Now if splitting was right the first time (yes I know its not) then it must still be right... but no, now he hits the 12 and busts. On the second 6 her draws an 8 and stands. Oh my...

Let's just say the rest of the table was happy to see him lose it all a few hands later and leave.



Pure Evil about being happy that someone got felted... especially since in Black Jack this persons play has no bearing on your play and since your screen name is Black Jack For FUN!! I suppose this is one reason I hardly play poker anymore.... too much hate. I never understood players getting upset from some fish drawing a two outer on them. Don't you want to have that kind of an edge every hand you run?
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Dan2323
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September 8th, 2017 at 9:26:07 PM permalink
I was playing BJ and a player right of me Doubled Down on BJ. (BJ pay 3 to 2. ). Well he lost the hand and I was fortunate that I won my hand.
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September 9th, 2017 at 5:07:59 AM permalink
Quote: monet0412

Pure Evil about being happy that someone got felted... especially since in Black Jack this persons play has no bearing on your play and since your screen name is Black Jack For FUN!! I suppose this is one reason I hardly play poker anymore.... too much hate. I never understood players getting upset from some fish drawing a two outer on them. Don't you want to have that kind of an edge every hand you run?



Not only that, but to any extent that the Rules of a particular house haven't gone to complete garbage, you need players like that to supplement the House Edge. Granted, that does mean you need them to lose...but playing like that, it'll happen sooner or later anyway.
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Johnzimbo
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September 9th, 2017 at 7:51:24 AM permalink
Playing blackjack 30+ years ago with one buddy and maybe 3 other players. Dealer has an ace up (this is before they had sensors to check for a BJ) and right after the dealer asks if anyone wants insurance but before she checks her hole card the pit boss comes over and checks her hole card and says "does ANYONE want insurance????"

He was obviously telling us she had a BJ so me and my buddy took insurance. The other players didn't :)
theoriemeister
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September 9th, 2017 at 9:05:49 PM permalink
I just played last night (9-8-17) and this guy doubles a hard 7 v. dealer 8. He's dealt a 2, so now he's at 9, and dealer turns over a face card. Geez. (Earlier I saw him double an 8 v. dealer 3 or 4, but he receives a 10 and dealer goes on to bust.)
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monet0412
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September 10th, 2017 at 8:38:56 AM permalink
I was walking through the Horseshoe the other night on my way to another Casino and this caught my eye. It isn't the worst play ever and I think it is pretty common for people playing VP that have no idea what to do. Too bad as well since they might have made 4 deuces if they didn't hold that Ace. They also only played 4 dollars instead of max bet which usually is a common mistake.

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September 10th, 2017 at 9:28:42 AM permalink
You see all kinds of bonkers plays on Deuces Wild, especially on UX. Maybe I just notice them on UX from vulturing, but some of the holds people make are bizarre. You're talking things like a Three-Straight (No SF Draw) with a Deuce. I've also seen hands like the one pictured more times than I can count, a Deuce with a single high card. I can only imagine the hold the casinos are getting off of people who play like that.
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RS
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September 10th, 2017 at 9:36:57 AM permalink
Couple playing next to me playing $1 ten play DDB UX. They were switching back and forth as to who'd hold and draw and all that stuff, that you sometimes see with couples.

They got dealt 9TJQA. It was the wife's turn to make a hold. She hesitated for a second and I thought, "Oh, she's thinking about it for a second (good), because oftentimes people hold the T-A thinking holding the extra high card is better because an extra shot at a high pair." What did she hold? Well, you can probably guess, as I wouldn't be posting this in this thread if.....BUT WAIT -- she got it right! She held the 9TJQ. Again, I'm like oh ok cool, she (likely) used some logic and figured an outside straight draw is better than an inside straight draw with an extra high card. Then her husband was like, "No, the T-A is better." I thought, meh, it's not that bad of a decision (of all decisions and mistakes you can make in general), at least he has a reason for thinking T-A is better than 9-Q, since there's an extra high card, easy mistake to make. But then, the most striking part, was his reasoning, something like, "This is double double bonus....Aces are good! Therefore you want to hold the ten through ace because there's an ace in it."




Earlier today (or maybe yesterday....what day is it now?) I saw a lady hold a Q only in deuces wild instead of 4 to outside straight. At least you can argue she's going for a royal flush -- at least that's typically the argument for holding a solo high card in DW is, I assume. But she threw away a suited T so she couldn't even make a natural RF by holding the Q only.
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