Ayecarumba
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January 8th, 2013 at 2:33:52 PM permalink
Best of luck to you Face! Have a blast!
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January 8th, 2013 at 2:38:17 PM permalink
Have a great time, Face!
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January 8th, 2013 at 4:43:07 PM permalink
Thanks, guys! I hope it's as boring as last year ;) (won big on the first day, spent the next three in my room with a book to protect my win lol)
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January 8th, 2013 at 6:26:58 PM permalink
Quote: Face

card counting competition...

Remember that line from Croupier... always go by your first estimate of the count, chances are you are correct.
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January 8th, 2013 at 7:18:02 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Remember that line from Croupier... always go by your first estimate of the count, chances are you are correct.



Yup. That fact holds true in all things.

Quote: Face

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



Nevermind, I see both Wiz and teliot are presenters this year. Apparently so is Don Johnson, and he'll explain "how he did it". Lots of conferences I'm looking forward to this year =)
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January 8th, 2013 at 7:32:02 PM permalink
Am I the only one to see irony in casino security (or someone responsible for game protection) winning a card counting competition ?

If you win the Vegas competition, does it go into your employment jacket like a career achievement? ;-)

Congrats Face. Bring it home this year.
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January 8th, 2013 at 8:39:26 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

Am I the only one to see irony in casino security (or someone responsible for game protection) winning a card counting competition ?



And I just had the image of security standing behind somebody going, 'Sir, the count is +5. Based on your play previously, you should be up another unit.'

Good luck!
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January 8th, 2013 at 8:43:38 PM permalink
Quote: Venthus

And I just had the image of security standing behind somebody going, 'Sir, the count is +5. Based on your play previously, you should be up another unit.'

Good luck!



I had that same image, with Gordy Howe then turning around and saying " F*** YOU, Face. Get back in the penalty box "
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January 8th, 2013 at 8:54:44 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

Am I the only one to see irony in casino security (or someone responsible for game protection) winning a card counting competition ?

If you win the Vegas competition, does it go into your employment jacket like a career achievement? ;-)



You gotta know the offense if you want to play defense ;)

As far as professionalism goes, winning is little more than bragging rights. I know a lot of people amazed at my time, but I'm not getting job offers over it. Strangely, we all thought getting nicked for counting and being put in OSN or Griffin would be just such a badge of honor, proof we knew what we were doing. Turns out it would mean termination lol. Who knew? ;)
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January 9th, 2013 at 2:21:41 PM permalink
Quote: Face

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?

Yes, I'll be there, speaking twice. Mike is also speaking.
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