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View Poll Results: What was your net blackjack profit or loss for year 2010? (Blackjack Only)
Won $500,000 or more. 2 1.72%
Won $400,000 to $499,999. 0 0%
Won $300,000 to $399,999. 1 0.86%
Won $200,000 to $299,999. 0 0%
Won $150,000 to $199,999. 0 0%
Won $100,000 to $149,999. 2 1.72%
Won $75,000 to $99,999. 3 2.59%
Won $50,000 to $74,999. 6 5.17%
Won $40,000 to $49,999. 2 1.72%
Won $30,000 to $39,999. 5 4.31%
Won $20,000 to $29,999. 6 5.17%
Won $10,000 to $19,999. 6 5.17%
Won $5,000 to $9,999. 6 5.17%
Won $0 to $4,999. 58 50.00%
Lost $1 to $4,999. 14 12.07%
Lost $5,000 to $9,999. 1 0.86%
Lost $10,000 to $19,999. 1 0.86%
Lost $20,000 to $29,999. 2 1.72%
Lost $30,000 to $49,999. 0 0%
Lost $50,000 to $99,999. 0 0%
Lost $100,000 or more. 1 0.86%
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Old January 7th, 2011, 10:48 AM
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I never said it was a competition, did I? Comparing dollar amount certainly has its merit. However, if my unit size were $1000 and I won $5000 for the year, I would not feel too good about it compared to if my unit were $10.
sorry... but this made me laugh. he said, "unit size"
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Old January 7th, 2011, 11:11 AM
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sorry... but this made me laugh. he said, "unit size"
Not surprising. Some men can only be called males, at least by me.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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I made $0 (I didn't play once in 2010 ).

2009: +$101,570
2008: +$12,405
2007: +$240
I hope I'm not intruding, but if you made over $100,000 in 2009 why not play at all in 2010?
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Old January 8th, 2011, 10:01 AM
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I hope I'm not intruding, but if you made over $100,000 in 2009 why not play at all in 2010?
that's a very fair question. Basically I came across an opportunity and then milked for all it was worth, maybe without enough consideration for the long-term implications. Then it kind of dried up.

I stepped back and re-evaluated my game, so should be returning to the game in 2011 In 2010, I also spent a lot of time getting familiar with FX trading (trying to apply the principles that I learned in BJ).
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Old January 8th, 2011, 10:13 AM
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that's a very fair question. Basically I came across an opportunity and then milked for all it was worth, maybe without enough consideration for the long-term implications. Then it kind of dried up.

I stepped back and re-evaluated my game, so should be returning to the game in 2011 In 2010, I also spent a lot of time getting familiar with FX trading (trying to apply the principles that I learned in BJ).
http://www.blackjackinfo.com/bb/showthread.php?t=13026

You wrote this epic post and amassed a fortune -
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Old January 8th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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http://www.blackjackinfo.com/bb/showthread.php?t=13026

You wrote this epic post and amassed a fortune -
yeah, i know, it's a bit ironic....

this is where i agree with kewljason that sometimes it's good to to just start right at the bottom betting red chips, and then learn as much as you can along the way.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Lost $1,920.17. Most of that was in a single terrible 6-hour period. I remained disciplined and kept betting into the high counts and a countable side bet, and I couldn't win anything. Blackjacks everywhere but me, lost way more twenties than I should have, etc etc.

All in all, despite the loss, I learned a ton about the game and got lots of experience. 2011 started with an initial foray into Spanish 21, so that should bring some opportunities.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 06:45 PM
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Lost $1,920.17. Most of that was in a single terrible 6-hour period. I remained disciplined and kept betting into the high counts and a countable side bet, and I couldn't win anything. Blackjacks everywhere but me, lost way more twenties than I should have, etc etc.

All in all, despite the loss, I learned a ton about the game and got lots of experience. 2011 started with an initial foray into Spanish 21, so that should bring some opportunities.
That happened to me when I was in LV in August! But now I have been coming out of the negative variance I had in LV and Reno.

I know what you mean though and it's very spooky.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Lost $1,920.17. Most of that was in a single terrible 6-hour period. I remained disciplined and kept betting into the high counts and a countable side bet, and I couldn't win anything. Blackjacks everywhere but me, lost way more twenties than I should have, etc etc.

All in all, despite the loss, I learned a ton about the game and got lots of experience. 2011 started with an initial foray into Spanish 21, so that should bring some opportunities.
Fortunately, this happened to me right from the start of my counting career. I never had time to develop a false sense of the ease of counting cards. The only trouble I had was discerning whether to attribute my losses to variance or poor performance, or a combination of both, but that came with time.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:21 AM
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I made roughly $3000 in 2010. It would have been significantly more but towards the end of the year my family went through a lot of bad luck so to speak and I sort of made some really bad decisions on how to relieve stress. Biggest mistake I have found in all of my years going to the casino is going when you're extremely upset/depressed/etc.

On the plus side, the last time I went (which was just before new years) I pulled myself up to 3000 from just over 500 remaining.
 

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