kewlj
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June 29th, 2015 at 8:13:33 PM permalink
June 29, 2015.

The day started at 12:00am, as most days do. For me, it started with me online, with a little flaming troll type thing. That's was a new one for me.

6am. Up early. 90 degrees. (that's not a good low temperature) Skimmed the pool. Took a nice swim. Ate some Frosted flakes out back by the pool as I watched the news.

8am - 1pm was on line, WoV among others, discussing previous nights tolling event and trying to dispense some BJ wisdom, that someone might benefit from. I did manage to squeeze in some record keeping as we get close to closing out first half of year.

1pm-2pm. Dozed off in the recliner.

2pm -3pm. Another hour of online entertainment at WoV.

3:15pm-5:00pm 108 degrees. Played 23 rounds of blackjack (about $1/rd EV) at a small local casino, then ate dinner at the buffet, where I had a consumed too much dessert.

5:30-8pm. A few more hours of very unproductive posting on several BJ/gambling related sites.

20+ hours in and basically, nothing productive. $23 in EV (actual results = loss of $37.50), but I am hoping to close strong.....maybe take another swim sometime in the next couple hours, now that the sun is down.
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TwoFeathersATL
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June 29th, 2015 at 8:21:23 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

June 29, 2015.

The day started at 12:00am, as most days do. For me, it started with me online, with a little flaming troll type thing. That's was a new one for me.

6am. Up early. 90 degrees. (that's not a good low temperature) Skimmed the pool. Took a nice swim. Ate some Frosted flakes out back by the pool as I watched the news.

8am - 1pm was on line, WoV among others, discussing previous nights tolling event and trying to dispense some BJ wisdom, that someone might benefit from. I did manage to squeeze in some record keeping as we get close to closing out first half of year.

1pm-2pm. Dozed off in the recliner.

2pm -3pm. Another hour of online entertainment at WoV.

3:15pm-5:00pm 108 degrees. Played 23 rounds of blackjack (about $1/rd EV) at a small local casino, then ate dinner at the buffet, where I had a consumed too much dessert.

5:30-8pm. A few more hours of very unproductive posting on several BJ/gambling related sites.

20+ hours in and basically, nothing productive. $23 in EV (actual results = loss of $37.50), but I am hoping to close strong.....maybe take another swim sometime in the next couple hours, now that the sun is down.


You need to get a life.
Way too much time online.
-EV
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
mcallister3200
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June 29th, 2015 at 8:44:04 PM permalink
It's a tough life but someone's gotta do it. All this sitting on butt is getting tiring. Ya know in that period from late June unt mid-late August when it's 100 by like ten am it can be pretty difficult to find the motivation to go out and play much, especially if you're also going through a period where the results have been a little stagnant lately.
kewlj
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June 29th, 2015 at 8:51:53 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

It's a tough life but someone's gotta do it. All this sitting on butt is getting tiring. Ya know in that period from late June unt mid-late August when it's 100 by like ten am it can be pretty difficult to find the motivation to go out and play much, especially if you're also going through a period where the results have been a little stagnant lately.



Yep, I've gone through that in the past AND blamed it on that. Just last summer as a matter of fact. But this year, I am having a nice year, well at least actual results-wise I am having a nice year in both BJ and supplemental AP categories. EV-wise, I am off, but actual results are real strong. So I can't blame it on stagnant results this year....BUT I'll come up with something to blame it on.

I am hoping to really pick things up in the second half of the year, especially when summer is over, which in Vegas is about November. :)
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djatc
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June 29th, 2015 at 9:03:01 PM permalink
- No drugs
- No hookers
- No executive suites
+ Blackjack

This is not like the hangover scene when Zach galifinakis counts cards!
"Man Babes" #AxelFabulous
MissEye
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June 29th, 2015 at 9:33:46 PM permalink
I saw the trolling last night. Very comedic!

Your day seems nice but some beer needs to be added to make it perfect.
kewlj
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June 29th, 2015 at 9:51:18 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

- No drugs
- No hookers
- No executive suites
+ Blackjack

This is not like the hangover scene when Zach galifinakis counts cards!



Yeah, because we all know how accurately Hollywood portrays things. :)

Here's a couple things off the top of my head:

World's Greatest Blackjack Book, that Zach read and was holding introduces the Hi-opt1 count, which is a very weak count and particularly ineffective in shoe games like they were playing. It really is only effective for single/double deck when you side count Aces.

The rainman dressed Zack and matching Bradley Cooper descended the escalator at Caesar's where they were staying and proceeded to play at a blackjack table with big "R" logos for betting circles. The "R" logos used at Riviera where the scene was shot. LOL

Umm...didn't somebody split 5's against a dealer 10. Yeah that's a card counting move. There is no circumstance where you would ever split 5's, except maybe if you saw dealers hole card.

And what about the chickens in the suite? They never explained or even hinted about where the chickens came from. :/
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kewlj
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June 29th, 2015 at 9:53:59 PM permalink
Quote: MissEye

I saw the trolling last night. Very comedic!

Your day seems nice but some beer needs to be added to make it perfect.



hum...I will take that under advisement, MissEye. :)
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Ibeatyouraces
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June 29th, 2015 at 9:54:04 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

...Umm...didn't somebody split 5's against a dealer 10. Yeah that's a card counting move. There is no circumstance where you would ever split 5's, except maybe if you saw dealers hole card.


Incorrect. Now if we saw the next card to be dealt, maybe :-)
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kewlj
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June 29th, 2015 at 9:58:23 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Incorrect. Now if we saw the next card to be dealt, maybe :-)



Yeah your probably right. I guess if you saw the next card was a 5 or 6, there would be no sense in doubling or hitting, so you might split. But still not a card counting move as they lead you to believe.

If memory serves me, the dealer flipped a hole card of 6 and then busted. I don't recall what the next card out of the shoe (the second card on the first split 5) was.
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