Gave in. Waited until the end of a shoe, end of high rollers table play. Something I didn't think I'd do when requested to hold off for a shoe to end. Was backcounting a would be nice table with just one player. Count for entry came, and was requested by the dealer on behalf of the high roller, betting ~$150 base unit, to refrain from playing at this table now. I didn't ask whether till the shoe ended, or wait until he was done playing at this table completely. Assume it was until the end of the shoe only. Not to make a scene, I agreed and sat out for a while. Count was only increasing. :flame: A bit frustrated seeing this opportunity pass, I asked for my players card back that I had handed the dealer when I first sat, said I'm not waiting and will play at another table. Prior to this actual situation, I thought I'd have to decline player(s) request not to enter a hard earned backcounted shoe. Well it happened, and being this guy seemed to be a well known regular customer by the casino, I backed off. He seemed like he'd be that type of jacka$$ to make a fuss if someone entered his precious table/shoe. I didn't want the attention. The thing that bothered me, is why did he have to hog up this low min table, when there were plenty of empty tables available in the high roller area, with better rules going with the higher minimum bet he easily met? Table was not reserved; he was not counting, and was not shuffle tracking as the table had an ASM.