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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:02 AM
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What is involved in a skills test?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:51 AM
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What is involved in a skills test?
Do you mean a skills check? Like a casino does on a player?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:36 PM
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I guess it's roughly the same thing, but I'm thinking more of in a controlled environment testing out someone's abilities. Do you just count alongside them and verify?
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I guess it's roughly the same thing, but I'm thinking more of in a controlled environment testing out someone's abilities. Do you just count alongside them and verify?
The only way to investigate someone's abilities is to watch them counting a real game in a real casino with real money. Nothing else matters.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:08 PM
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i've heard of this thing called the internet...

cardcountingpractice.com

as for deck estimation you could always count each individual card to double check

TC division speaks for itself depending on if ur Rounding, Trucating, or Flooring...etc; know your multiplication/division tables

accuracy b4 speed.. no need to reinforce bad habbits
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:09 PM
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The only way to investigate someone's abilities is to watch them counting a real game in a real casino with real money. Nothing else matters.
i stand corrected
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:18 PM
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The only way to investigate someone's abilities is to watch them counting a real game in a real casino with real money. Nothing else matters.
Thats the acid test. However, you could still get a general idea of someones skill at the kitchen table.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:43 PM
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The only way to investigate someone's abilities is to watch them counting a real game in a real casino with real money. Nothing else matters.
Thats not entirely true. If they can't play worth a damn at the kitchen table, no need to test them in the real deal. Now if they are a superstar at home, there's at least a chance it will translate to proficient casino play. Usually for the average player, home practice cannot match what the casino will deliver and there will need to be an adjusting period to get used to live play. It is different with those that I play with however. We practice at a level that far exceeds what is needed in the casino to play well. All of my players when they hit the casino find the play live very slow and relaxing compared to what I expect from them before they are even allowed to play for me for real. Very rarely do I train a player that cannot excel in the casino after our practice schedule.

So yes, I agree the true abilities should only be measured by what can be done in a live casino, but it need not even be tried if you can't do it at home first.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 11:53 PM
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Thats the acid test. However, you could still get a general idea of someones skill at the kitchen table.
This is true, but some people crumble when the time comes at a table in the casino, playing for real money. You can have all the skill in the world, and still not do it right when the time is right.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:24 AM
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hey bojack

could you elaborate a little on how exactly you practice? no big deal if you don't want to share, and of course if you would prefer, my private message box is always open
 

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