weaselman
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May 26th, 2012 at 5:43:31 AM permalink
I don't think the book was wrong. Most probably, you just misunderstood. Perhaps, it was talking about some particular situation, most probably, TC < -1. The correct strategy at -1 or higher counts is to split.
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Ibeatyouraces
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May 26th, 2012 at 10:51:29 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
WangSanJose
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May 26th, 2012 at 1:22:41 PM permalink
Yea, I saw that, but I don't know how to play 2D :(
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WangSanJose
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May 26th, 2012 at 1:24:22 PM permalink
I think it is split also. But in the book is to hit? Any one has the book? It's on page 26.
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May 26th, 2012 at 2:51:11 PM permalink
I recently played that game at the MGM Grand spreading 1-16 and never got a look from the pit. I don't know what their tolerance is but at the end of the week I jumped it to 1-20 and still nothing. They had a few $10 minimums on weekdays. When Mandalay Bay was S17 I got light heat for playing much less.

A pair of 6s vs a 2 is a losing hand no matter how you play it. Stand:lose 65%, hit:lose 60%, split:lose 58%. These numbers are in my head. Sorry I can't direct you to a site.
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only1choice
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May 26th, 2012 at 2:58:06 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

I recently played that game at the MGM Grand spreading 1-16 and never got a look from the pit. I don't know what their tolerance is but at the end of the week I jumped it to 1-20 and still nothing. They had a few $10 minimums on weekdays. When Mandalay Bay was S17 I got light heat for playing much less.

A pair of 6s vs a 2 is a losing hand no matter how you play it. Stand:lose 65%, hit:lose 60%, split:lose 58%. These numbers are in my head. Sorry I can't direct you to a site.



That is quite a spread. That can't be normal behavior on their part can it?
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EvenBob
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May 26th, 2012 at 3:01:01 PM permalink
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I recently played that game at the MGM Grand spreading 1-16



Why would you do that?
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May 26th, 2012 at 3:20:42 PM permalink
Quote: only1choice

That is quite a spread. That can't be normal behavior on their part can it?



I don't think they sweat light green. My base bet was $25 and there were usually players betting more. I also got away with wonging out, spreading to 2 hands and pocketing chips.

I've beaten that game with half that spread but was only in town for a little over a week and I felt I had nothing to lose. Every place is different.
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only1choice
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May 26th, 2012 at 3:22:11 PM permalink
Hope it was a profitable week. Till next time.
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WangSanJose
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May 27th, 2012 at 4:49:37 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

I recently played that game at the MGM Grand spreading 1-16 and never got a look from the pit. I don't know what their tolerance is but at the end of the week I jumped it to 1-20 and still nothing. They had a few $10 minimums on weekdays. When Mandalay Bay was S17 I got light heat for playing much less.

A pair of 6s vs a 2 is a losing hand no matter how you play it. Stand:lose 65%, hit:lose 60%, split:lose 58%. These numbers are in my head. Sorry I can't direct you to a site.



Yes, I think a pair of 6s vs a 2 should split (basic strategy), but in the book, it says to hit. I don't know why.
Anyway, I always split.

Today I went to ** casino, I jumped my bet from 5 to 35 suddenly when he count is good. Then the dealer said "check game" loudly! A pit boss came to the table and watching me. I got a pair of *s against dealers 5, I split, then win both hands. I was feeling heat... Then I gave ** dollar tip to the dealer, and left.
This is the second time I play in Vegas, and I won a little bit again. So happy~ But the heat made me feel really nervous. I love Vegas.
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