EvenBob
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December 30th, 2013 at 11:33:15 PM permalink
Grosjean has a new blog at the Las Vegas Advisor. He
mentions the Wiz in his very first article. If you're an
AP, don't announce you read the Wizard of Odds when
you're playing. Average dopey players don't know the
Wiz is even alive, and you're signalling to the pit that
you might be an AP. He has a lot of other words to
never use also. http://beyondnumbers.lvablog.com/2013/10/23/stop-using-words-that-hurt/
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AxiomOfChoice
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December 30th, 2013 at 11:44:02 PM permalink
Wow, I'm a little disappointed.
EvenBob
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December 30th, 2013 at 11:48:27 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Wow, I'm a little disappointed.



In Grosjean? Why.
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AxiomOfChoice
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December 30th, 2013 at 11:55:24 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

In Grosjean? Why.



Because (IMO, of course) those blog posts aren't particularly good. They aren't even funny.

I'm not expecting the same level of insight as you'd find in his books, obviously. But, as well as not being about anything particularly useful (which I'm fine with), they are missing the clarity and humor that I've come to expect from his writing. The blog posts don't look like they were even written by the same person who wrote the books.

Maybe it has something to do with the time spent (I'm sure that more time was spent on a page of Beyond Counting than was spent on a single blog post)
EvenBob
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December 31st, 2013 at 12:07:45 AM permalink
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Because (IMO, of course) those blog posts aren't particularly good. They aren't even funny.



Sure they are. They have the same smart assed attitude
his books have. Give the guy a break, he just got started
with the blog. He has to find his way.
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onenickelmiracle
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December 31st, 2013 at 1:02:31 AM permalink
This was on my mind wondering about the lingo accidentally used in the casino as on the forum because the word ploppy is the first word you learn.
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AxelWolf
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December 31st, 2013 at 1:17:33 AM permalink
I disagree with words like Stuck, set and a few others they are just silly.

Penetration, seriously AP's use that word in a casino?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AxiomOfChoice
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December 31st, 2013 at 1:32:01 AM permalink
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I disagree with words like Stuck, set and a few others they are just silly.


Yeah, I agree. Spend some time in a poker room and you will see lots of "degenerate gamblers" shuffling chips and talking about how "stuck" they are. Trust me, these are no pros -- there is a reason that they use the word "stuck" so much :)

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Penetration, seriously AP's use that word in a casino?


Yup, I also agree. That one is just too obvious.

Funny side note: I've had a dealer tell me that there was this great site called the wizard of odds that shows the right way to play all these games. So I disagree that "normal" people don't know about these sites.
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December 31st, 2013 at 1:43:17 AM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Yeah, I agree. Spend some time in a poker room and you will see lots of "degenerate gamblers" shuffling chips and talking about how "stuck" they are. Trust me, these are no pros -- there is a reason that they use the word "stuck" so much :)


Yup, I also agree. That one is just too obvious.

Funny side note: I've had a dealer tell me that there was this great site called the wizard of odds that shows the right way to play all these games. So I disagree that "normal" people don't know about these sites.

I still would not be talking about it at the tables.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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December 31st, 2013 at 3:26:30 AM permalink
The Wizard of Odds site is routinely pulled up by pit personnel at more than one casino that I frequent. It has answered many questions and settled a few bets. It may be us against them at the tables but everyone trusts the Wizard. I refer people to the site all the time and occasionally pass out basic strategy charts that I've printed from it.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi

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