wantstolearnmore
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March 21st, 2010 at 8:57:40 AM permalink
Is it true that people at your table that are not following the same strategy will mess up your strategy? Advice? Thanks!
matilda
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March 21st, 2010 at 9:08:05 AM permalink
NO NO NO
boymimbo
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March 21st, 2010 at 9:25:30 AM permalink
I assume you are talking about blackjack, as there is no other table game where another person's strategy will affect your outcome.

It will help just as much as it will hurt so No. Just because a person took a card that they shouldn't have and messes up your hand doesn't make any difference to your strategy, just the result. The chances that you make or lose your hand is exactly the same whether they took the card or not. The only difference is if you are counting cards.

For example, if you see a 4 up and you have a 12 the normal thing to stand. However, if you see a number of 10s come out as a result of the cards you see on the layout and the person next to you decides to his 15 on a two and draw yet another 10, you might feel better hitting that 12 on a four.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 21st, 2010 at 9:35:39 AM permalink
For every person that plays badly and messes up the deck, there's another time he will play badly and improve the deck. Or play correctly and mess up the deck. Or the deck would be shuffled differently. Or....

Bottom line: Don't let the stupid players bother you. Even if by chance they won that hand and you lost. It could easily have been the other way around.
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derik999
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March 21st, 2010 at 10:13:33 AM permalink
Good points all around. The worst thing a stupid player can do is get you frustrated, and this can lead to making poor betting choices because you are trying to makeup for your losses, etc. I've played at tables with people who could easily redefine the word amateur. Though it might be kind of petty, I usually do hope for a bust card for them to teach a lesson the hard way, though not out loud of course.
Nareed
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March 21st, 2010 at 10:15:22 AM permalink
If having other players at the table bothers you, try playing early and you may get a table for yourself for a few hours.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 21st, 2010 at 11:03:11 AM permalink
Quote: derik999

The worst thing a stupid player can do is get you frustrated, and this can lead to....

Excellent answer!!!
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derik999
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April 3rd, 2010 at 7:30:34 AM permalink
Though the probabilities are the same, I prefer to lose hands playing at a table with other players who use the basic strategy or something close to it. It's just a mental thing but I figure if I know the basic strategy and a little extra thanks to WOO, I'd rather be around others who take the game somewhat seriously. I have no right to say whether or not people who are new to the game shouldn't play, but quite often I find myself wishing they would go play slots.

I guess high stakes poker is one solution to avoiding the newbs, but I can't afford it.
FleaStiff
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April 3rd, 2010 at 8:11:24 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

It will help just as much as it will hurt...

In the long run it may help as much as hurt, but one wonders if those who were upset will leave first and those who were too close to the felt may have already left the table. I think that those who allow themselves to become upset by someone else's poor play or someone else's good luck would be better off to have several free drinks instead. Their play will be just as much impaired by the alcohol as by the emotions but it will be more fun to be drunk than to be pissed off at someone's stupidity.
biggianthead
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April 12th, 2010 at 6:33:28 AM permalink
I think its rather funny when people get annoyed by bad play....as a dealer I have tried to point out that 'oh 3 hands ago that person sat and you won!!!!' but they dont get it.....

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