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#11
October 30th, 2011, 07:32 PM
 Severity8 Senior Member Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Oklahoma Posts: 85

yes yes but did you get the Rum???
#12
October 30th, 2011, 07:38 PM
 FLASH1296 Executive Member Join Date: Oct 2007 Location: East Coast, U S A Posts: 2,748

mikeyd . . . You said …

"The tables had signs saying something like Double only on 11 or less,
but they allowed me to double on soft hands"

What that actually means (in practice) is that you can double on any 2 cards;
however, IF you double a soft hand you may be in for a rude surprise.

When, e.g., your Ace-4 receives a 5 you will have a total of 10, not 20.

They said that you can "only double on 11 or less"; therefore you had
doubled with a total of 5, not 15. You cannot have a total of 20 because
to be eligible for a double, by virtue of its being "less than 11". The Ace
does NOT get upgraded. If that were permissible, then there would be
NO purpose in having the restriction posted. This is absolutely NOT facetious.
#13
October 31st, 2011, 02:20 PM
 Dyepaintball12 Executive Member Join Date: Apr 2006 Location: Mid-Michigan Posts: 952

I just saw "The Rum Diary" and it looks like all the real money to be made in P.R. is at the Cock Fights!
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#14
November 6th, 2011, 06:48 PM
 mikeyd Member Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 32

Quote:
 Originally Posted by FLASH1296 mikeyd . . . You said … "The tables had signs saying something like Double only on 11 or less, but they allowed me to double on soft hands" What that actually means (in practice) is that you can double on any 2 cards; however, IF you double a soft hand you may be in for a rude surprise. When, e.g., your Ace-4 receives a 5 you will have a total of 10, not 20. They said that you can "only double on 11 or less"; therefore you had doubled with a total of 5, not 15. You cannot have a total of 20 because WHEN you doubled you had, (in effect), unwittingly declared your hand to be eligible for a double, by virtue of its being "less than 11". The Ace does NOT get upgraded. If that were permissible, then there would be NO purpose in having the restriction posted. This is absolutely NOT facetious.
Thanks Flash.
Glad I learned that here rather than at the table.

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