A story about J.G.

  • stopgambling

     

    Yes, i saw a video of him playing the legends in blk jack.!!!

  • BrianCP

     

    I would describe that article as inspiring as hell.

  • 21forme

     

    I don’t know if inspiring is the right word. Here’s someone with incredible smarts and talent. However, he’s really doing nothing creative to make a positive impact on society. I suppose if he were working on Wall St., the same could be said.

  • creeping panther

    Article

    Again, why give out so much info…………………….?(WTF).

    CP

  • BrianCP

     

    Quote: creeping panther said:
    Again, why give out so much info…………………….?(WTF).

    CP

    Because they already have his mug shot anyways?

    True that he isn’t using his talent for something else, but he is using it for what he likes to do. I think that is more of my goal, being able to do what I want to make a living. I’m not sure what that will be, but I hope I’ll be able to do it.

    It also inspired me to look for as many +EV situations as I can when I scope out the local store in the near future. Who knows what I’ll find, not like any APs live nearby…..not like many people live nearby at all

  • psyduck

     

    Apparently he relies alot on seeing the hole card. Casinos that hand hold and deal cards deserve to lose huge amount of money. They have no one else to blame.

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: creeping panther said:
    Again, why give out so much info…………………….?(WTF).

    According to WIRED he didn’t play his first HC until late ’97, and then the 1st printing of BC was three years later. That would mean that he started compiling for publication his book of secrets within 18-mos of his first HC? Seems like he was in an awful hurry to spill the beans? Also, if the WIRED date doesn’t jive with with other clues in the book, like the intro story?

    What yesr did you play your first HC, CP? zg

  • zengrifter

     

    A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Harvard University, with a degree in applied mathematics

    Is this easy to confirm? zg

  • zengrifter

     

    From The Game Killer
    When I ask him to compare himself to the typical card counter, he sharply replies, “There are some people who think that the average card counter is the equivalent of a chimpanzee and I am a fully evolved human. But that’s not quite accurate. In reality, card counters are more like salamanders just crawling onto land—even though they think they’re swinging through the trees.”

  • zengrifter

     

    I am asking Colin at the Holy Rollers to reach out to ExhibitCAA and attempt to bring him to Jesus. zg

  • creeping panther

    Zen

    Quote: zengrifter said:
    According to WIRED he didn’t play his first HC until late ’97, and then the 1st printing of BC was three years later. That would mean that he started compiling for publication his book of secrets within 18-mos of his first HC? Seems like he was in an awful hurry to spill the beans? Also, if the WIRED date doesn’t jive with with other clues in the book, like the intro story?

    What yesr did you play your first HC, CP? zg

    1999, mid year, on dd and sd, just simply — and —– at several casinos, those were the good days, all around good.

    CP

  • Sucker

     

    Quote: zengrifter said:
    According to WIRED he didn’t play his first HC until late ’97, and then the 1st printing of BC was three years later. That would mean that he started compiling for publication his book of secrets within 18-mos of his first HC? Seems like he was in an awful hurry to spill the beans?

    This guy is a legend in his own MIND!

    I like the part where he says he’s the first person to DEVELOP the
    “incomplete hole card strategies”. I wonder if he actually BELIEVES this.

    I personally wrote software and developed these strategies MYSELF back in 1993 – and the ONLY reason I had to do this was because the people BEFORE me simply wouldn’t TELL me the strategies. These strategies have certainly been around long before any of US were born.

    I guess that the fact that the FIRST people to figure out these strategies kept the secrets for their OWN use ONLY – is a concept that a blabbermouth simply cannot understand.

  • tezzadiver

     

    The one thing he will possibly succeed in is killing many good opportunities for AP`s.
    Being a well known face, his revenue has probably dried up at most casino`s due to him not being able to play. Hence `The book`. Which if according to some poster`s here has in actual fact been sold to casino executives etc. and/ if he is not being selective about who gets this information. At $400 a pop- Is it really worthwhile? And if so, for how long?

    It reminds me of that poker book for high stakes no limit that sold for about $1400 and practically became defunct in a very short time. I was even able to download a pirate copy.

    Unfortunately IMO some people need to leave a legacy, even though it will probably hurt the game in the long run.

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: creeping panther said:
    1999, mid year, on dd and sd, just simply — and —– at several casinos, those were the good days, all around good.

    The first time I encountered an HC opp – in 1975 at the old Royal Inn on Convention Center (now Greek Isles). The dealer was flashing every hand – I never encountered anything like that before – at first I thought it might be a set-up, like 3-card Monty or something.

    To make matters worse, I had heat already from the SB ‘Courtney’ – watching the game like a hawk. Finally ‘the hand’ came: I was dealt A8 and the dealer held 20 – I stupidly hit and got a 2. The dealer flipped his hand and scooped my cards and money and then in mid-scoop did a double take – and then Courtney leaned over and proclaimed “Thats it, you’re outta here!”

    Lesson partially learned on that first time.

    Turns out the flash was never suspected, I sent my buddy in to play later. They apparently presumed that my play was some superior counting. The dealer (big hulking sort of fellow) later became SB at Barbary and Courtney became SB at Gold Coast. zg

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    I guess that the fact that the FIRST people to figure out these strategies kept the secrets for their OWN use ONLY – is a concept that a blabbermouth simply cannot understand.

    Back prior to publication was when my Grifter Gambit betting was getting a small amount of discussion. Of course Malmuth had a whole chapter on it years prior.

    And I would wonder why he would fill a chapter about using a level-1 balanced count in RC mode at 6D?? Like he was trying to validate the approach??

    I noticed that ExhibitCAA shoved a short paragraph into the BC book about the consolidation gambit, like he just had to mention it – similar to the short shrift that John May used in writing “his” BJ secrets “Get The Edge @ BJ” book. A year later May would attempt to explain that his GTEBJ was a defacto companion to BC but that provoked JG to issue the most over-the-top denouncement of GTEBJ and I saw that weird bi-polar or manic-depressive side to him.

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: tezzadiver said:
    The one thing he will possibly succeed in is killing many good opportunities for AP`s.
    Being a well known face, his revenue has probably dried up at most casino`s due to him not being able to play. Hence `The book`. Which if according to some poster`s here has in actual fact been sold to casino executives etc.

    No doubt about it – if not always directly at least on the secondary market. zg

  • creeping panther

    Z-Man

    1975, way back my man!!

    Hell, you should have wrote a book on advanced techniques!

    CP

  • creeping panther

    Sucker

    I have to ask, are you responsible for his missing front tooth??

    CP

  • Sucker

     

    I’m not happy about the damage he’s done to the game, but other than that I have nothing personal against him.

    Do we know for SURE that he’s missing a tooth?

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    Do we know for SURE that he’s missing a tooth?

    I think it was some black paper thing.

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: creeping panther said:
    1975, way back my man!!

    Hell, you should have wrote a book on advanced techniques!

    I’m really just a poser. Not a real pro, like JG. zg

  • zengrifter

     

    Quote: zengrifter said:
    A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Harvard University, with a degree in applied mathematics

    Is this easy to confirm? zg

    Can anyone verify this, just for posterity? zg

  • Sonny

     

    Quote: zengrifter said:
    Can anyone verify this, just for posterity? zg

    I could verify it, but who would verify me? This is the internet after all.

    -Sonny-

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