Wow... you just can't make a play that deviates from Basic Strategy based on the true count without someone saying something. Another person telling me you don't know what's coming next... anything can happen. Okay... I agree to a point... you can narrow down to a percentage that you'll get a 10 value card vs other based on the true count... in the long run you should prevail. So now the count TC (-2) is negative enough in which I hit a 13 vs 2.. -1 is in the index for this hand for HiOPT II. So then the guy gets pissed... and I'm messing up the cards. Sure enough I drew 10 lol... but the dealer had a 6 under and drew a 9. So either way we all lost. I told him see... it didn't matter... but then his comeback (and this has become a cliche in blackjack among amateurs) was that it affects what's coming next... you gotta think what's next. Obviously a streak player. Then I told him... you just said that it doesn't matter, nobody knows what's coming next... see... your own words I'm using against you now. So he gets pissed and splits a pair of 5's just to mess up my hand (he said this)... well he lost on the split and I pushed so big deal. Didn't matter to me what he did or does. He grumbles and colors up then leaves. Then the dealer is telling me to think positive... lol! Yeah... like I can will the cards to change to whatever I want. If I could do that, I wouldn't be in a casino that's for sure. I'd be doing greater things for the world if possible. I base my thoughts on probabilities not whims, wishes, attitude or hocus-pocus. The casinos don't base their revenues on luck or positive thinking that's for sure. Anyway, one of the reasons I really like to play alone. Thoughts?