You can show the average person all the math you want and you may convince a few. But let one moron say "you know, the casinos wrote the strategy card," and back he goes to irrational play.
She clearly didn't see the game as a series of probabilities, but as a personal challenge, like she was playing a sport (she was a very competitive athlete). She simply didn't care about the odds.
I see no problem with making the wrong play so long as you know it's "wrong."
Wow. What a spot-on, and yet sad, comment...Quote: DanMahowny
Funny, before I learned basic strategy, I can't remember ANYONE complaining about my play decisions.
That should be somebody's signature line.Quote: buzzpaff
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him split 8's against a 10.
I have a hard time hitting on 16. If I can't surrender (and it's not a pair of 8s), I'll stand. Except when the dealer has an Ace up, cause I figure then he's got two chances to beat me.Quote: Nareed
I see no problem with making the wrong play so long as you know it's "wrong." That is to say, you can make the bet with the lesser EV, as long as you know that's what you're doing.
Well, DJ, I think your reasoning is fine on a 16 v 10, but not so fine on a 7, 8, or 9.
One of the dumbest plays I see is the frickin' blind bet in Caribbean Stud. .
Speaking of wifes, it drives my wife crazy when we play 3 card poker and I look at my cards. If the first one is an ace or a king, I simply play it without looking at the rest. It is fun to watch her squirm because she wants so badly to reach over and look at my cards.