kewlj
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January 2nd, 2014 at 7:30:33 PM permalink
Well I had a winning day 1 of playing blackjack. Not a very big win, $275...less than one max bet. Why is this significant? It really isn't, but last year my first day of playing blackjack for the year resulted in a five figure loss. That opening day loss would grow to 32 grand in the hole by early April, the largest deficit to start a year of my 10 year career. So, it may not be much of a win, but day one is in the black, which didn't occur until late April last year. :-)
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Perdition
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January 2nd, 2014 at 7:36:09 PM permalink
Well like your quote says if you believe in the advantage plays and the math, it should all eventually right itself out. Psychologically though, I'm sure it feels much better to be up to start the year up.
Beardgoat
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:33:24 PM permalink
Congrats kewlj. If you don't mind me asking what was your total win last year? Of course I understand if you don't want to reveal
kewlj
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:52:46 PM permalink
Quote: Beardgoat

Congrats kewlj. If you don't mind me asking what was your total win last year? Of course I understand if you don't want to reveal



My BJ results were the best of my 10 year career, (total AP results second best). It is the first year my BJ results topped six figures after 4 years in mid to upper five figure territory. I am a mid-level player. I usually rack up EV in the 70-80 grand range, so hitting six figures, is about my ceiling.
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:54:02 PM permalink
I wonder if many AP's still feel the thrill of a winning session, or do they just see it as another day in the office? I yo-yoed between a $2k swing from negative to positive these 2 days and still feel the sting of a losing session, and feel the highs of a winning one.
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Beethoven9th
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:54:20 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

My BJ results were the best of my 10 year career, (total AP results second best). It is the first year my BJ results topped six figures after 4 years in mid to upper five figure territory.


That is awesome, I love hearing stories like that. Congrats!
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Ibeatyouraces
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:54:48 PM permalink
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Beethoven9th
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:57:29 PM permalink
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Losing sucks. I hate it even if it's only $5.00


Me too. One time I got really stupid and chased $5, only to lose many times more than that. Still p*sses me off. Bah!
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:58:50 PM permalink
Nice start, Kewlj! Always feels great to start with a win, whatever you're trying to accomplish. Many more to come!
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January 2nd, 2014 at 8:59:23 PM permalink
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