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Table Games I Played Blackjack With the World’s Best Card Counter

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by daveg000, Aug 27, 2015.

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  1. daveg000

    daveg000 High-Roller

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  2. Nevyn

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    Wow, who the heck did they get to write that thing?

    Not only does it sound like they hardly taught her any real counting, she is reciting basic strategy massively wrong

    If you already have 16 or lower, take another card.

    Don’t bet against the dealer if he or she is showing a four, five or six card.

    This is quite clearly someone who misunderstood the advice she was getting.
     
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    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    I agree she left out important situational details, but if the dealer is showing a 10, then it is correct to take another card if you have 16 or lower.
    And I think she meant don't hit against a dealer 4,5,6 card if you have 12 or more. But again, she left out all the situational information.
     
  4. Nevyn

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    I am sure she was given good advice. I just don't think she understands the game well enough to even be able to express it. She didn't give the situational details because she didn't really understand which were important.

    Plus, it is kind of cringeworthy that she is describing misunderstood basic strategy as "Tips and Tricks".
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Not only poor facts... but the writer worked hard to make it an "artsy", big word, flamboyant piece. Much of it is a challenge to even read.
     
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    Set the scene well, but then got no details right. And it feels absurd writing about learning from counters and only including basic strategy tips (even if she had expressed them well).
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Funny, but I actually have used the line (with my brother) when the count was positive - "Lots of Queens".
     
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    I deviate from basic strategy according to the true count
    If I have a true count of -6 or more with about a deck remaining out of a double deck
    I will hit my 12 13 or 14 against a dealer 2 thru 6
    I will stay on 14 15 16 against a 7 8 9 10 or ace if I have a true count of +6 or more

    Dead if you stay on a -6 or more of count, Dead if you hit for the +6 or more
    Time to stay pray or hit and live.
     
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    The world's best card counter is an unknown person who can count/play and leave in relative obscurity.

    Don the Dentist
     
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