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February 13th, 2018 at 4:49:55 PM permalink
Quote: WatchMeWin

Apparently not. (edited per WMW request)



And this. All of it.
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If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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February 13th, 2018 at 4:55:33 PM permalink
Worst Play I've ever witnessed.

Hanging at a Vegas casino, playing some Video BJ for drinks and have conversation with an AP from here. Player is talking to a working girl ,showing her how to play and he hits a four card soft 21.
Everyone makes an occasional mistake.
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February 13th, 2018 at 5:29:33 PM permalink
Quote: WatchMeWin

Apparently not.(edited per WMW request)



Your signature line tells one all they need to know about you. I must have touched a nerve to evoke a response like that. Then again someone advertising the stench of failure, I guess it is to be expected.
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WatchMeWin
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February 13th, 2018 at 5:42:37 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

And this. All of it.



Sorry guys. All good n fun. Much love!
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February 13th, 2018 at 6:13:29 PM permalink
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Sorry guys. All good n fun. Much love!



Thanks for your cooperation in removing the offending insults.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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February 14th, 2018 at 1:28:20 AM permalink
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I dealt blackjack to a guy years ago, when most of you were in diapers. He doubled down on his blackjack against my (dealer) 10. He got some crap card like a 4 or 5. He ended up winning.

You can't be that old. 80% of the people here are over 50, which would make you 75-80 and wearing diapers now.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
RS
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February 14th, 2018 at 2:20:38 AM permalink
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You can't be that old. 80% of the people here are over 50, which would make you 75-80 and wearing diapers now.


Well yeah, that's my point. People who are over 50 y/o wear diapers, probably.

I didn't think most people here were 50+. A poll could be interesting.
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February 20th, 2018 at 8:45:35 AM permalink
Well, I dunno if these are "the worst" plays, but they were certainly the worst for my bankroll. Both by the same guy, second is easily the worst.

At a full table, this one guy has been making some poor calls all night. It's odd, because he plays by basic strategy most of the time but will make downright terrible calls other times. He hit on 14 against a dealer 5 early on, which concerned me. But otherwise seemed okay... a couple of hits on 16 against 10 a a no surrender table. But then he stood on hard 13 against a dealer ACE because he "felt like he had a good card coming" and "thought the dealer didn't have shit under there". So naturally, he busts with a 10 and the dealer four-draws to 21. Of course I had 20 on that hand.

While that was terrible, this next hand was the worst for me because I had a great hand going. Got dealt two 8s against dealer 6. Math might be slightly askew, but I had worked my way back up to $50 down total for the trip (was $200 down before I sat... I'm a low-limit player--usually put $100 down initially and work with that but have a back bankroll of $300). I was almost ready to leave and was feeling ballsy so I put $50 of my (at that time) $250 stack on the hand. Split the 8s, of course. $100 on the table. Get dealt a three, double, get 19. $150 on the table. My second hand gets dealt a 2... double on that 10 for an 18. $200 on the table. I stay against the 6, of course. Now, the aforementioned guy at the table... he was dealt 15. Easy stay, right? Wrong. He looks up and goes "I gotta hit, what if the dealer's got a 10 under there?". We all caution him against this very strongly (myself especially). As before, he pulls a 10, busts, and dealer pulls 21 with like 6 cards. Would have been an easy bust if he had stayed. Eight shoes worth of grinding gone in one hand. Three or four hands later, I was bankrupt.

I keep my gambling money separate from my day-to-day funds (I've been playing on "casino money" since a big day at the BJ tables 2 years ago), so it doesn't bother me all that much. But man, that was frustrating as hell.
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February 20th, 2018 at 12:31:10 PM permalink
Quote: mcavanaugh8

Well, I dunno if these are "the worst" plays, but they were certainly the worst for my bankroll. Both by the same guy, second is easily the worst.

At a full table, this one guy has been making some poor calls all night. It's odd, because he plays by basic strategy most of the time but will make downright terrible calls other times. He hit on 14 against a dealer 5 early on, which concerned me. But otherwise seemed okay... a couple of hits on 16 against 10 a a no surrender table. But then he stood on hard 13 against a dealer ACE because he "felt like he had a good card coming" and "thought the dealer didn't have shit under there". So naturally, he busts with a 10 and the dealer four-draws to 21. Of course I had 20 on that hand.

If he stood on 13 how did he draw the 10? Also, 13 should hit against an ace, so if he drew a 10 to bust (that would have been the dealers) he still did the right thing.

Next, what ANYONE ELSE DOES at a blackjack table has NO EFFECT ON YOUR BANKROLL over the long run. Any "ploppy" is just as likely to help you as hurt you on any 1 given hand. Say he had 13 and dealer had 6 up... and he hit... do you know the next card? What if he draws a 5 and the dealer had 16? Other players do not have any effect on your bankroll in the long run.

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While that was terrible, this next hand was the worst for me because I had a great hand going. Got dealt two 8s against dealer 6. Math might be slightly askew, but I had worked my way back up to $50 down total for the trip (was $200 down before I sat... I'm a low-limit player--usually put $100 down initially and work with that but have a back bankroll of $300). I was almost ready to leave and was feeling ballsy so I put $50 of my (at that time) $250 stack on the hand. Split the 8s, of course. $100 on the table. Get dealt a three, double, get 19. $150 on the table. My second hand gets dealt a 2... double on that 10 for an 18. $200 on the table. I stay against the 6, of course. Now, the aforementioned guy at the table... he was dealt 15. Easy stay, right? Wrong. He looks up and goes "I gotta hit, what if the dealer's got a 10 under there?". We all caution him against this very strongly (myself especially). As before, he pulls a 10, busts, and dealer pulls 21 with like 6 cards. Would have been an easy bust if he had stayed. Eight shoes worth of grinding gone in one hand. Three or four hands later, I was bankrupt.

This is a great example. So did you know the 10 came before the 5? Next, sounds like the dealer would have made a hand with the 10 and his "smaller" under card. All the same, had the next 2 cards been reversed in the shoe, he would have been the hero, but we always remember our bad beats, and not when the ploppies save us. Again they have NO EFFECT on your bankroll in the long run.

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I keep my gambling money separate from my day-to-day funds (I've been playing on "casino money" since a big day at the BJ tables 2 years ago), so it doesn't bother me all that much. But man, that was frustrating as hell.

Once you leave the table with it, it's YOUR money =).
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
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Romes
February 20th, 2018 at 12:58:20 PM permalink
There are other players at the table? Honestly, I tend to zone out unless I'm playing with someone who likes to double for less. Then I pay attention and try to fill in the difference.

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