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Old June 27th, 2011, 02:30 PM
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I went into a place I had never played before and sat down at a table which ended up being a few people all from the same family. I was having a very good run and they kept talking about how well it was going and saying that I must be very lucky. They were all happy as the table was doing very well too and not just me.

Then I get my favorite hand since I've started playing BJ. Not because I won the most money I have ever won on a single hand but for some reason got extreme satisfaction out of it. Count was astronomical so I had max bet out there. Well, I got two 9's and the dealer had an Ace up. I took insurance but it didn't hit. Now it came time to split the 9's and the table was all shouting don't do it, the dealer was telling me not to do it, even the bored dealer at the table right next to us with no customers was saying not to do it. I did it, and for my first card got a 2. I double down and get a 10 for 21 on the first hand. Second hand comes, I get another 2, double down and pull another 10 so I have 4 max bets out there with two hands of 21. Dealer flips over the hole card and its a 9 for a total of 20. Everyone goes nuts and can't believe that happened and the one guy calls me the luckiest SOB he's ever seen. Even though I know I could have just as easily (actually more likely) pulled two 10's to get two 19's losing 4 max bets and insurance money it just makes your day when things go your way sometimes.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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I went into a place I had never played before and sat down at a table which ended up being a few people all from the same family. I was having a very good run and they kept talking about how well it was going and saying that I must be very lucky. They were all happy as the table was doing very well too and not just me.

Then I get my favorite hand since I've started playing BJ. Not because I won the most money I have ever won on a single hand but for some reason got extreme satisfaction out of it. Count was astronomical so I had max bet out there. Well, I got two 9's and the dealer had an Ace up. I took insurance but it didn't hit. Now it came time to split the 9's and the table was all shouting don't do it, the dealer was telling me not to do it, even the bored dealer at the table right next to us with no customers was saying not to do it. I did it, and for my first card got a 2. I double down and get a 10 for 21 on the first hand. Second hand comes, I get another 2, double down and pull another 10 so I have 4 max bets out there with two hands of 21. Dealer flips over the hole card and its a 9 for a total of 20. Everyone goes nuts and can't believe that happened and the one guy calls me the luckiest SOB he's ever seen. Even though I know I could have just as easily (actually more likely) pulled two 10's to get two 19's losing 4 max bets and insurance money it just makes your day when things go your way sometimes.
I can recollect this hand 6 times and lost all of them to dealer's A-9 =20
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Old June 27th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Good for you Revrac!
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Old June 27th, 2011, 02:47 PM
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I went into a place I had never played before and sat down at a table which ended up being a few people all from the same family. I was having a very good run and they kept talking about how well it was going and saying that I must be very lucky. They were all happy as the table was doing very well too and not just me.

Then I get my favorite hand since I've started playing BJ. Not because I won the most money I have ever won on a single hand but for some reason got extreme satisfaction out of it. Count was astronomical so I had max bet out there. Well, I got two 9's and the dealer had an Ace up. I took insurance but it didn't hit. Now it came time to split the 9's and the table was all shouting don't do it, the dealer was telling me not to do it, even the bored dealer at the table right next to us with no customers was saying not to do it. I did it, and for my first card got a 2. I double down and get a 10 for 21 on the first hand. Second hand comes, I get another 2, double down and pull another 10 so I have 4 max bets out there with two hands of 21. Dealer flips over the hole card and its a 9 for a total of 20. Everyone goes nuts and can't believe that happened and the one guy calls me the luckiest SOB he's ever seen. Even though I know I could have just as easily (actually more likely) pulled two 10's to get two 19's losing 4 max bets and insurance money it just makes your day when things go your way sometimes.
Sounds groovy my friend! I am sure that win was a huge confidence booster which is definitely a good thing.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:06 AM
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Good for you OP, love splitting 9's myself, to annoy ploppies and because its such a powerful move. Ploppies (and some pit crew) get perplexed and angry if you split 9's against, oh say, a 5. Nothing prettier than seeing 9-A 9-A 9-10 in front of you
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:20 AM
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Gotta be Rosie Palm.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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Gotta be Rosie Palm.
Too much time with your hands.....wasn't that a Styx song???
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Old July 8th, 2011, 02:34 PM
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I got over +20 TC, went to table max and ripped a blackjack. That was the best thing that's ever happened to me in a live casino.

Another time, I was in a roulette tournament, bet max on a number, and all the 2 number combinations around the number. The number spiked and I won the tournament.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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My favoured hand was, when I had to stand on 13 vs 10

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Old July 9th, 2011, 01:12 AM
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My favorite hand was when I split face cards 4 times with a big bet, had 3 20s and a 21, and the dealer drew to 19. All my hands won and everyone else's lost. The ploppies all left because of my weird play so I had the rest of the shoe to myself. The dealer was even chastising my play saying "look what you've done, you made them leave" and I really wanted to say that I wanted them all to leave (at least that was an excuse to not tip after my big win). Someone else was about to sit down when a ploppy that just left said "don't play with him, he splits tens and makes us lose".
 

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