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mcavanaugh8
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Romes
February 20th, 2018 at 1:11:25 PM permalink
My bad on the first example, I was conflating a few different occasions and didn't realize I forgot to edit out that last part before I posted. He stood on 13 against an Ace based on "a feeling" was my point haha.

As for the second example, it was actually quite a unfortunate draw by the dealer. I don't recall the exact combination but I want to say it was something like 6-8-A-A-5? Dealer definitely would have busted with that 10 as his third card. Security guard was dropping off new chips and watched the hand, saw how much I had down, and gasped when the dealer hit 21 haha.

You have a good point, though, I didn't really look at it like that. There was a hand or two where his mis-play actually helped me or the table. But it's the really egregious mis-plays like that last one that completely bankrupt me at the time that stick with you haha. I still have a good time playing, of course, but I've always been most successful and had the best time when the whole table plays basic strategy to a tee (minus a few educated guesses, like making a decision based on the assumption that there's a high card coming if there's only low cards on the table).


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Once you leave the table with it, it's YOUR money =).



Hahaha okay fair point -- it does make me feel a bit better to say I'm playing with their money though :D

On a somewhat unrelated note, I've mostly lurked since I joined this forum but your posts are always really informative so I want to thank you for that! I don't think I have the acumen to count cards, nor the bankroll or stomach for swings to AP, but reading your posts has taught me a lot about blackjack and AP in general!
RogerKint
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:14:47 PM permalink
When people play tournaments like they normally play at the tables.
100% risk of ruin
michael99000
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:28:52 PM permalink
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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.



You got a pair of 8s and split them , and double down on both. Then you say you stayed vs the dealer 6???

What other choice do you have after doubling? You have to stay
Venthus
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RogerKint
February 20th, 2018 at 1:33:35 PM permalink
There could be more confusion involved and it was actually a Super Fun 21 table that allows surrender after doubling...

Though my "favorite" error: "I don't know what I have but gimmie another one." "...You have a hard 31."
mcavanaugh8
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February 20th, 2018 at 2:31:49 PM permalink
Hahaha that reminds me of the Family Guy episode (I can't post links yet, but it was basically the same thing.
mcavanaugh8
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February 20th, 2018 at 2:32:59 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

You got a pair of 8s and split them , and double down on both. Then you say you stayed vs the dealer 6???

What other choice do you have after doubling? You have to stay



I realized that sentence didn't make any sense after I typed it but didn't want to edit it out lol--I was hoping no one would point it out. Fair play! First day of work after the long weekend, the brain doesn't always work well...
onenickelmiracle
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:26:57 PM permalink
When I vultured Ux, I forgot it was deuces wild and held a king of spades. I'm more careful now, always to check which game I'm playing. Won't do that again I hope.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
prozema
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February 20th, 2018 at 6:28:26 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

When I vultured Ux, I forgot it was deuces wild and held a king of spades. I'm more careful now, always to check which game I'm playing. Won't do that again I hope.



Ha! I've done that before.

Also, the other day I help 2 pair instead of a made full house because I was playing too fast.

Sigh...
ck1313
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February 22nd, 2018 at 9:16:58 PM permalink
Not so much a bad play as a dumb comment. I was playing uth when a guy raised 4x with pocket aces and lost. Obviously the right play with bad results. He looks at me and says "I usually don't raise with aces because they literally have no value before the flop."
Deucekies
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February 23rd, 2018 at 10:07:02 AM permalink
Dealing Heads Up Holdem yesterday evening, I had a player try to throw away his flush just because he didn't want to rebuy to place a play bet.

That's even worse than trying to do the same thing on UTH because in HUH, the blind is a guaranteed payoff.
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