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January 16th, 2012 at 5:52:50 PM permalink
to VEGAS, VEGAS! (did I lose anyone with the Biggie Smalls reference?)

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We've got another card counting competition at the end of January, and the prize is another paid trip to Vegas at the end of February. I'm still banging out mid-12 second single decks, so a trip to Vegas just might be.../puts on sunglasses....in the cards



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Perhaps come February, this epic shitstorm will have given way to my typical devil's luck...



12.7 seconds took it, and back to Vegas I'm going to take another shot at the title. I don't know what to say, I'm chuffed to bits =D

I'll be sure to report back once I see what condition my condition is in. Stay tuned...
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January 16th, 2012 at 6:28:25 PM permalink
Congratulations
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January 16th, 2012 at 6:35:57 PM permalink
Thanks, CrystalMath. Wish me luck, I want to bring that trophy home =)
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January 16th, 2012 at 6:46:29 PM permalink
Quote: Face

to VEGAS, VEGAS! (did I lose anyone with the Biggie Smalls reference?)

12.7 seconds took it, and back to Vegas I'm going to take another shot at the title. I don't know what to say, I'm chuffed to bits =D

I'll be sure to report back once I see what condition my condition is in. Stay tuned...


Nice! How many cards do they take out of the deck to check the result at the end? I hear about these competitions and people listing their times, but I'm never sure if it's just 1 or 2 or 3 cards removed...seems like at 12.7 seconds a couple of cards would make a huge difference. Actually on re-reading the Wizard's recap from the BJ ball last year, sounds like they removed 4 cards.
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January 16th, 2012 at 6:50:27 PM permalink
Las Vegas.

Good.

It will be good for you.
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January 16th, 2012 at 6:56:17 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Nice! How many cards do they take out of the deck to check the result at the end?



Thanks! Here we do three rounds with 1, 2 and then 3 cards removed. It's strange that 1 card adds a disproportionate amount of time to the count. 1 card I'm in 14's, 2 card 13's and 3 card 12's. In Vegas, they do one big round of all the contestants with 3 cards out, then narrow it down to the top 25% of that group for one more round of 3 cards out. Winner takes it.

Last year I qualified with an 11.6, but had some confusion with the scorekeeper (Mike Aponte, MIT) and bunged my final round score. Winner last year took it with an 11.06. I know that time is doable, and with the right flow of cards and laying it all out there, I think I can get into the 10's.
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January 16th, 2012 at 6:59:04 PM permalink
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Las Vegas.

Good.

It will be good for you.



No doubt.

Now let's just hope it will be good TO me ;)
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January 19th, 2012 at 7:21:13 PM permalink
What does forum member teliot do?

I see he's a speaker at the conference, "Perils and Pitfalls of Proprietary Games". I was just wondering what to expect.
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January 19th, 2012 at 8:48:47 PM permalink
The president of Jacobson Gaming is Dr. Eliot Jacobson, who holds a Ph.D. in mathematics. For 25 years, Dr. Jacobson has held positions as professor of mathematics and professor of computer science. With dozens of research articles, publications and media appearances, Dr. Jacobson is widely recognized as one of the world's top experts on casino table games and casino game mathematics.
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January 8th, 2013 at 1:27:06 PM permalink
And I'm going back again. Now I can do a mid 10sec while singing a song, and I set a personal best of 9.3s just last month. Here's hoping thirds time's a charm...

Wiz, teliot, anyone else attending this year's WGPC?
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