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    Question for seasoned profitting Black Jack players (2 deck or 6 deck?)

    Ah, OK. Yes, about 50 rounds. Maybe 48. In any event, I've had myriad such shoes and some very big wins (and losses!) playing alone with max bets for the majority of the shoe. I've both won and lost fortunes in those situations, and once had both of the experiences in consecutive sessions...
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    Question for seasoned profitting Black Jack players (2 deck or 6 deck?)

    Two comments: 1) where you write, "So if you can get a good heads up game where you are getting 50 rounds," you obviously meant 250. 2) If you play DD, you get even more max-bet opportunities, so when you write, "Here is what I like about shoe games," you ought to like the more frequent max-bet...
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    negative counts using Zen

    If the indices you use are floored, it means that you need a floored true count of strictly less than -2 to hit. If the TC is -2 exactly, you stand (although it hardly would matter in that case). Regardless of what CV tells you to do (it depends on the settings you've created), you were right...
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    Question for seasoned profitting Black Jack players (2 deck or 6 deck?)

    Then you're really not cut out to do this. Don
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    Question for seasoned profitting Black Jack players (2 deck or 6 deck?)

    Would you be taking that break if you won $1,000 instead of losing it? Don
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    Question for seasoned profitting Black Jack players (2 deck or 6 deck?)

    What does the -$170 refer to? Don
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    Question for seasoned profitting Black Jack players (2 deck or 6 deck?)

    $10 to $50 is an awfully big jump. Not so easy to get away with. What are the rules? Maybe $25 at +1. Don
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    Talking while counting at the table

    Or your left hand, if it's negative! Sigh!! It's definitely a typo, but, well, I don't do typos! Incredibly sloppy of me. Sorry. Don
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    Talking while counting at the table

    "If you are about to give a long response, stack the number of chips in your right hand to what the current count is." Or you left hand, if it's negative! :) Don
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    Bad idea, good results

    "Having had some time pass, I can only conclude, very bad idea, with very good results. Thought?" It was a very bad idea with very good results! :) Just imagine that $3,000 bet becoming EIGHT bets, through splits and doubles. (Remember, you don't count eights, so matter how high the count, you...
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    1,000 hour break even

    Your emotional outlook is so poor right now that I would suggest you take a break from the game. Telling the pit boss that you were counting is really stupid. Didn't you have the ability to walk away on your own? What you're doing is what poker players refer to as "going on tilt," and so you...
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    Sanity checking my home-grown simulator

    "For players interested on this topic, this is what I do. First, I want to be clear on full Kelly bet with RoR of 13.5% and never resize bets, the bet size is 0.5 * advantage / variance * bankroll" The 0.5 doesn't belong there. Don
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    Sanity checking my home-grown simulator

    "Not being critical of the description 'crummy game,' it probably is for most players. Just got a chuckle out of it." Once upon a time, blackjack games were very, very good. Nowadays, for the most part, they suck. So, when you find a game that sucks less than some of the others, you tend to...
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    Sanity checking my home-grown simulator

    Some neophytes write dealer HITS S17, instead of H17. But, you mustn't misunderstand it; he didn't write dealer STANDS on S17. In this case, the S17 means "soft 17." Don
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