Ever have your own stalker at the tables?

  • 21forme

    Ever have your own stalker at the tables?

    I was recently playing and an awful player sat down at my heads-up table. He made some really smart plays like doubling for less ($5 double on a $25 bet) 9 v 7 and he pulled a 2. After he lost, he asked me if that was a good play and I made the mistake of telling him doubling for less is always a bad idea, cuz you’re limiting yourself to one card.

    After the count went neg, I wonged out and started another fresh shoe at another table, heads up. Guess who comes, too. The casino was unusually empty for the number of tables open, so I did a lot of jumping around. My “partner” followed along each time.

    Of course his bad play didn’t bother me, but he was as slow as hell, and that did bother me.

    Ever experience anything like this? How do you dissuade someone like this from joining your table? This place only had MSE tables.

  • creeping panther

    21

    You could start a conversation on religion with him, and then reveal a need, revealed by God himself, to convert this man to your chosen religion, bet that’ll work

    CP

  • flyingwind

     

    Persuade that person to join your cult.

    Persuade that person to join your multi-level Ponzi scheme.

    Vomit on said person.

    Blow smoke in that general direction.

    Reveal that you are not wearing any underwear. Don’t stop there, proceed to explain why you believe that underwear is unnecessary.

  • FLASH1296

     

    Tell him as a devout missionary mormon you are peddling L u c k y [$99.99 + S/H] Chinese
    silk “blessed underwear” monogrammed with M.R., a certain presidential hopeful’s initials.

  • Sucker

     

    Quote: 21forme said:
    How do you dissuade someone like this from joining your table?

    In a very polite tone: “Do you mind if I play heads up?” works for me 95% of the time.

  • stopgambling

     

    maybe he was sent to slow you down or take away some of your action ,and or analyze your play??But it wouldnt make sense .why would the casino waste resource to do that?

  • 21forme

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    In a very polite tone: “Do you mind if I play heads up?” works for me 95% of the time.

    Now there’s a thought

    Quote: stopgambling said:
    maybe he was sent to slow you down or take away some of your action ,and or analyze your play??But it wouldnt make sense .why would the casino waste resource to do that?

    Let’s not let paranoia get the best of us.

  • flyingwind

     

    Quote: stopgambling said:
    maybe he was sent to slow you down or take away some of your action ,and or analyze your play??But it wouldnt make sense .why would the casino waste resource to do that?

    Hired shills. Don’t trust strange women who are trying to get too friendly to play at your table in some places. I suppose men could be untrustworthy as well.

    Quote: Sucker said:
    In a very polite tone: “Do you mind if I play heads up?” works for me 95% of the time.

    x2.

  • 21gunsalute

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    In a very polite tone: “Do you mind if I play heads up?” works for me 95% of the time.

    You’ve had better luck with that than me. I’d say it works about .95% of the time. And then there’s the guy who sits down near the end of the shoe when the count is high and asks if you mind if he jumps in. When you ask him if he minds waiting until the next shoe because it’s almost done he’ll say “Sure, I don’t mind waiting”…and then jumps right in anyway!

  • BJgenius007

     

    Quote: 21forme said:
    I was recently playing and an awful player sat down at my heads-up table. He made some really smart plays like doubling for less ($5 double on a $25 bet) 9 v 7 and he pulled a 2. After he lost, he asked me if that was a good play and I made the mistake of telling him doubling for less is always a bad idea, cuz you’re limiting yourself to one card.

    After the count went neg, I wonged out and started another fresh shoe at another table, heads up. Guess who comes, too. The casino was unusually empty for the number of tables open, so I did a lot of jumping around. My “partner” followed along each time.

    Of course his bad play didn’t bother me, but he was as slow as hell, and that did bother me.

    Ever experience anything like this? How do you dissuade someone like this from joining your table? This place only had MSE tables.

    Can’t blame him. You initiated a very beautiful friendship-to-be.

    It happened to me a lot. I frequently gave people wrong signal that I need a friend. But the truth is that most people on Earth are lonely.

    Why can’t you be a mentor to him?

  • blackriver

     

    Quote: flyingwind said:
    Persuade that person to join your cult.

    Persuade that person to join your multi-level Ponzi scheme.

    Vomit on said person.

    Blow smoke in that general direction.

    Reveal that you are not wearing any underwear. Don’t stop there, proceed to explain why you believe that underwear is unnecessary.

    these topics are known for working on and gathering idiots, not getting rid of him. Would have been the right answer to “how do I exploit him?” but close. more effective if you add some negativity. Bring up controvertial issues then whatever he says tell him hes wrong and story stupid for thinking that

  • winnawinna

     

    I know of one particular store in PA that hires shills to watch suspected APs. This was verified from a friend of mine who works at this store

  • QFIT

     

    Shills are generally not well-paid or particularly bright.

  • Polarbearsolvent

     

    So, it is vaguely unnerving to me how many problems can be solved in the world of APs by vomiting on the appropriate person and/or object (see pg 96 of the book for a further example of the utility of vomit).

  • QFIT

     

    Quote: Polarbearsolvent said:
    So, it is vaguely unnerving to me how many problems can be solved in the world of APs by vomiting on the appropriate person and/or object (see pg 96 of the book for a further example of the utility of vomit).

    I blame Greasy John.

  • Polarbearsolvent

     

    Quote: QFIT said:
    I blame Greasy John.

    Me too, but you have to show the man who became a legend for being a dirty (quite literally) bastard at least a little love.

  • creeping panther

    007

    Quote: BJgenius007 said:
    Can’t blame him. You initiated a very beautiful friendship-to-be.

    It happened to me a lot. I frequently gave people wrong signal that I need a friend. But the truth is that most people on Earth are lonely.

    Why can’t you be a mentor to him?

    That was a very moving and beautiful thought on your part, worthy of serious consideration.

    CP

  • flyingwind

     

    Quote: “QFIT”:
    Shills are generally not well-paid or particularly bright.

    But some are gorgeous.

    Didn’t some of the MIT guys fall for that?

  • Craps Master

     

    In answer to the question posed by the thread title: sort of. I wouldn’t say he was my own stalker.

  • aslan

     

    Quote: BJgenius007 said:
    Can’t blame him. You initiated a very beautiful friendship-to-be.

    It happened to me a lot. I frequently gave people wrong signal that I need a friend. But the truth is that most people on Earth are lonely.

    Why can’t you be a mentor to him?

    Are you a Franciscan monk? I think I saw you playing in Wheeling. Do you always wear the brown robe when you play?

  • aslan

     

    Quote: 21forme said:
    I was recently playing and an awful player sat down at my heads-up table. He made some really smart plays like doubling for less ($5 double on a $25 bet) 9 v 7 and he pulled a 2. After he lost, he asked me if that was a good play and I made the mistake of telling him doubling for less is always a bad idea, cuz you’re limiting yourself to one card.

    After the count went neg, I wonged out and started another fresh shoe at another table, heads up. Guess who comes, too. The casino was unusually empty for the number of tables open, so I did a lot of jumping around. My “partner” followed along each time.

    Of course his bad play didn’t bother me, but he was as slow as hell, and that did bother me.

    Ever experience anything like this? How do you dissuade someone like this from joining your table? This place only had MSE tables.

    Find an intelligent looking blackjack player and point this guy to him. “See that fellow over there. He is one of the best blackjack players I have ever watched play. If I could play like him, I’d be a millionaire. I wonder if he’s winning tonight, or just pretending to be an average player? The pros are very cunning!”

  • BJgenius007

     

    Quote: aslan said:
    Are you a Franciscan monk? I think I saw you playing in Wheeling. Do you always wear the brown robe when you play?

    Just saw him once. I am not him.

  • aslan

     

    You can’t make this stuff up!!!

  • tthree

     

    It sounds like the genius is at Wheeling a lot. I bet he wears a suit and not a friar’s robe when he is there.

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