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#21
November 28th, 2011, 08:52 PM
 ascension Member Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: mars hotel Posts: 29

don't really have a favorite hand, atleast none really stick out in my mind.

my favorite experience was going to Tahoe on my 21st b-day with my dad and watching him sit down at a 5 dollar table with a hundred bucks and lose all ten hands he played. that was priceless comedy with the old man.
#22
November 28th, 2011, 10:37 PM
 21gunsalute Executive Member Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Area 51 Posts: 1,144

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Grant2600 Awesome hands lol, isn't splitting 9s against basic strategy and any playing deviations though, although I can see how its not as risky because if the dealer had a blackjack you would have won the insurance anyway, by losing the insurance you know that the dealer doesn't have a 10 although he could still make a 21 but its unlikely because of the huge true count.
You need to learn indices.
#23
November 29th, 2011, 04:26 PM
 tthree Executive Member Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 2,277

HIOPT II index for 99 v A is TC +6. HIOPT II is a level 2 count.

If we are talking hands and not the hand that was most enjoyable, I like blackjack. For the other, I was playing where you could split and unlimited number of times. I split eights to a total of 11 bets (some were double down bets). Only one hand was not a made hand and the dealer busted his stiff. I had all the money I had on me on the table and won every bet.
#24
November 30th, 2011, 04:52 AM
 Grant2600 Member Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: cornwall UK Posts: 17

Quote:
 Originally Posted by 21gunsalute You need to learn indices.
of right, I thought that indices was just another name for playing deviations, i'll look up indices.
#25
November 30th, 2011, 08:13 AM
 arrando Member Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 84

They are the same. 99 v Ace is not an index (playing deviation) in counts such as KO though.
#26
December 4th, 2011, 01:22 PM
 BrianCP Senior Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Posts: 250

Quote:
 Originally Posted by paddywhack Too much time with your hands.....wasn't that a Styx song???
Foreigner, come one I wasn't even alive in the 80's and I know that! Last summer, I decided to drive for no reason because I was amazingly bored and had been amazingly bored for a couple of weeks. What comes on the radio, Too Much Time on My Hands of course!

As far as ploppies talking nonsense go, just egg them on. Best line to use when they think you are playing bad, "Not my fault you suck so much, but the casino appreciates your donations!"
#27
December 4th, 2011, 08:10 PM
 paddywhack Executive Member Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: 3rd rock from the sun, Northwestern quadrant Posts: 802

Quote:
 Originally Posted by paddywhack Too much time with your hands.....wasn't that a Styx song???
Quote:
 Originally Posted by BrianCP Foreigner, come one I wasn't even alive in the 80's and I know that! Last summer, I decided to drive for no reason because I was amazingly bored and had been amazingly bored for a couple of weeks. What comes on the radio, Too Much Time on My Hands of course!
Nah, you're wrong, it was Styx.
#28
December 4th, 2011, 09:19 PM
 BrianCP Senior Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Posts: 250

Quote:
 Originally Posted by paddywhack Nah, you're wrong, it was Styx.
Oh how the hell did I manage to fail that badly. Now I'm just ashamed, I never get my music trivia wrong. I guess I kind of inserted the saxophone solo from "Urgent" into that song for some reason.

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