Putting non-APs to use

Discussion in 'Skilled Play - Card Counting, Advanced Strategies' started by Most Interesting Man, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. I think there are real differences in the way our minds work. The celerity, aggression, and objectivity as mental skills associated with blackjack AP are statistically more common in men than women. But if an individual female has those skills those statistics don't apply to her, so she has nothing to worry about. She may be a freak, but so are male AP's. Every one of us is abnormal in some way.

    The Chess vs. Go paradox- the top-rated female chess players in the world would be mediocre players among men. Despite being non-physical, there are separate competitions for men and women. The game of go is at least as demanding and many would say more so, but men and women are equal as go players. Even more astoundingly, go is played mostly by Asians where there are still a lot of traditional social barriers which restrain females. What the heck is going on here? The mental skills for chess are completely non-transferable to go, so understanding why this is would explain a lot.
  2. Gamblor

    Gamblor Well-Known Member

    "There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper." - Camille Paglia
  3. FrankieT

    FrankieT Well-Known Member

    Read this book, enough said:

    "Myth of Male Power" - Warren Farrell

  4. bronco60

    bronco60 Member

    That description might be true for poker playing APs, but I'm not sure about the rest. In fact, the old stereotype card counter used to be a white dude with horn rimmed glasses and a countenance that suggested he had a stick up his ass. In fact, we had a name for those guys (you could use them as unwitting spotters): P-5s, for Pocket Protector and Pale Penis Persons. Not particularly coarse, though often socially inept.

    Again, just stereotypes. Ken Huston didn't match any of the above, nor does Anthony Curtis.
  5. ycming

    ycming Well-Known Member

    Could you explain which baccarat's sidebet could be beaten ? Pm if too sensitive?

  6. 3aces

    3aces Active Member

    me too

    curious about that sidebet
  7. SandBaggins

    SandBaggins Active Member

  8. Blue Efficacy

    Blue Efficacy Well-Known Member

    He speaks the unpleasant truth. I work in the mortgage business, and 99.9% of the time I see "homemaker" listed as occupation on the application (read: lives off of the labor of others) they are female. This is perfectly legit if they have kids. Many times they don't.
  9. Bentley

    Bentley New Member

    Helpful SO

    My SO is very helpful in multiple ways:

    Distracting PC.
    Collecting names of PC.
    Interrupting game at predetermined times to give me the excuse to stay or leave.
    Adding chips to my stack if she sees I have a max bet out.
    Asking for money if I need to get chips off the table.
    Cashing in chips.
    Watching for suits to show up that I might not see.
    Watching pit activity in general for anything that could be of value.
    Driving car during casino hopping. She drops me off and parks while I hit the tables. Gets the car and picks me up when ready to leave. This is a huge time saver.
    She takes care of minor hotel hassles. I hate dealing with those.

    This list could go on and on. She is an advantage play when I am on the road.
  10. WRX

    WRX Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the site, Bentley!
  11. HappyJack21

    HappyJack21 New Member

    Thanks Bentley!

    I've been looking for ways to keep my fiancee entertained/amused while I get in the hours. Very good info there especially to a beginner just starting to get their feet a little wet.

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