Favorite hand to date

  • revrac

    Favorite hand to date

    I went into a place I had never played before and sat down at a table which ended up being a few people all from the same family. I was having a very good run and they kept talking about how well it was going and saying that I must be very lucky. They were all happy as the table was doing very well too and not just me.

    Then I get my favorite hand since I’ve started playing BJ. Not because I won the most money I have ever won on a single hand but for some reason got extreme satisfaction out of it. Count was astronomical so I had max bet out there. Well, I got two 9’s and the dealer had an Ace up. I took insurance but it didn’t hit. Now it came time to split the 9’s and the table was all shouting don’t do it, the dealer was telling me not to do it, even the bored dealer at the table right next to us with no customers was saying not to do it. I did it, and for my first card got a 2. I double down and get a 10 for 21 on the first hand. Second hand comes, I get another 2, double down and pull another 10 so I have 4 max bets out there with two hands of 21. Dealer flips over the hole card and its a 9 for a total of 20. Everyone goes nuts and can’t believe that happened and the one guy calls me the luckiest SOB he’s ever seen. Even though I know I could have just as easily (actually more likely) pulled two 10’s to get two 19’s losing 4 max bets and insurance money it just makes your day when things go your way sometimes.

  • NightStalker

    i hate this hand 99s Vs A

    Quote: revrac said:
    I went into a place I had never played before and sat down at a table which ended up being a few people all from the same family. I was having a very good run and they kept talking about how well it was going and saying that I must be very lucky. They were all happy as the table was doing very well too and not just me.

    Then I get my favorite hand since I’ve started playing BJ. Not because I won the most money I have ever won on a single hand but for some reason got extreme satisfaction out of it. Count was astronomical so I had max bet out there. Well, I got two 9’s and the dealer had an Ace up. I took insurance but it didn’t hit. Now it came time to split the 9’s and the table was all shouting don’t do it, the dealer was telling me not to do it, even the bored dealer at the table right next to us with no customers was saying not to do it. I did it, and for my first card got a 2. I double down and get a 10 for 21 on the first hand. Second hand comes, I get another 2, double down and pull another 10 so I have 4 max bets out there with two hands of 21. Dealer flips over the hole card and its a 9 for a total of 20. Everyone goes nuts and can’t believe that happened and the one guy calls me the luckiest SOB he’s ever seen. Even though I know I could have just as easily (actually more likely) pulled two 10’s to get two 19’s losing 4 max bets and insurance money it just makes your day when things go your way sometimes.

    I can recollect this hand 6 times and lost all of them to dealer’s A-9 =20

  • johnnyb

     

    Quote: revrac said:
    I went into a place I had never played before and sat down at a table which ended up being a few people all from the same family. I was having a very good run and they kept talking about how well it was going and saying that I must be very lucky. They were all happy as the table was doing very well too and not just me.

    Then I get my favorite hand since I’ve started playing BJ. Not because I won the most money I have ever won on a single hand but for some reason got extreme satisfaction out of it. Count was astronomical so I had max bet out there. Well, I got two 9’s and the dealer had an Ace up. I took insurance but it didn’t hit. Now it came time to split the 9’s and the table was all shouting don’t do it, the dealer was telling me not to do it, even the bored dealer at the table right next to us with no customers was saying not to do it. I did it, and for my first card got a 2. I double down and get a 10 for 21 on the first hand. Second hand comes, I get another 2, double down and pull another 10 so I have 4 max bets out there with two hands of 21. Dealer flips over the hole card and its a 9 for a total of 20. Everyone goes nuts and can’t believe that happened and the one guy calls me the luckiest SOB he’s ever seen. Even though I know I could have just as easily (actually more likely) pulled two 10’s to get two 19’s losing 4 max bets and insurance money it just makes your day when things go your way sometimes.

    Sounds groovy my friend! I am sure that win was a huge confidence booster which is definitely a good thing.

  • Gamblor

     

    Good for you OP, love splitting 9’s myself, to annoy ploppies and because its such a powerful move. Ploppies (and some pit crew) get perplexed and angry if you split 9’s against, oh say, a 5. Nothing prettier than seeing 9-A 9-A 9-10 in front of you

  • 21gunsalute

    Favorite hand to date?

    Gotta be Rosie Palm.

  • paddywhack

    Favorite hand to date

    Quote: 21gunsalute said:
    Gotta be Rosie Palm.

    Too much time with your hands…..wasn’t that a Styx song???

  • moo321

     

    I got over +20 TC, went to table max and ripped a blackjack. That was the best thing that’s ever happened to me in a live casino.

    Another time, I was in a roulette tournament, bet max on a number, and all the 2 number combinations around the number. The number spiked and I won the tournament.

  • MangoJ

     

    My favoured hand was, when I had to stand on 13 vs 10

  • alwayssplitaces

     

    My favorite hand was when I split face cards 4 times with a big bet, had 3 20s and a 21, and the dealer drew to 19. All my hands won and everyone else’s lost. The ploppies all left because of my weird play so I had the rest of the shoe to myself. The dealer was even chastising my play saying “look what you’ve done, you made them leave” and I really wanted to say that I wanted them all to leave (at least that was an excuse to not tip after my big win). Someone else was about to sit down when a ploppy that just left said “don’t play with him, he splits tens and makes us lose”.

  • tthree

     

    Quote: alwayssplitaces said:
    My favorite hand was when I split face cards 4 times with a big bet, had 3 20s and a 21, and the dealer drew to 19. All my hands won and everyone else’s lost. The ploppies all left because of my weird play so I had the rest of the shoe to myself. The dealer was even chastising my play saying “look what you’ve done, you made them leave” and I really wanted to say that I wanted them all to leave (at least that was an excuse to not tip after my big win). Someone else was about to sit down when a ploppy that just left said “don’t play with him, he splits tens and makes us lose”.

    Nice. Just out of curiosity did you notice if your play changed the outcome as the cards fell. I have seen ploppies blame people when their play made no difference. My guess is that you did since you likely caught tens and aces v dealer 4, 5 or 6 and the dealer either hit a small card and they see you as making them lose or had the small card in the hole in which he probably would have beaten them anyway. Ploppies love to blame others for their misfortune.

  • creeping panther

    Fav

    Playing dd a few years back with some people that hated my guts, split 10’s 4 times, pulled an ace on each, the casino came to a standstill.

    CP

  • mica

    Played for the dealer

    At the end of a good/profitable session with a friendly, young, and very entertaining dealer….I had a red chip left over after coloring up. I asked the dealer if he preferred to bet it or keep the sure thing. I had been on a good roll (but only w red chips. Dealer smiled and said he loves gambling…,and this is the only way he gets to at work. Wouldn’t u know….I got a pair if 8s! I only had black and green chips after coloring up….so I hesitated just long enough for another player who wanted to tip the dealer to offer one if his red chips to split the pair. By now the rest of the players are watching the show. Dealer has a face up…so things look risky at best….long story shortened a bit…,dealer dealt a 7 followed by a 6 on both hands for a 21! Happy ending!

  • Freightman

    Neat Hands

    Had a neat one the other day – split 7’s 4 times, each doubled with crap cards – dealer had the good grace to bust. Initial bet was a mediocre 8 units.

  • The Hun

     

    did this this weekend at TS

    split faces four times to hit two AJ and a 19 and a 17 on a 6 showing. dealer had 26. Love when that happens, especially with black action…

  • blackjackdad

     

    had a good one the other day.been going to see the indians every week for the last couple months.been doing well with only one losing session.anyway,had a good run going and got a pair of 4’sagainst dealers 6.had 3 green out which is a good bet for me.wanted to split them and dealer kept saying “1 card” and i kept saying no split them .after the fourth time he finally gets it.deals me two more 4’s.ended up with 10 or 11 on all of them.doubled and got 21 with all 4.he turned over a 9 then a face to break.thank you.

  • Friendo

    Two hands at once

    Maximum bets out. Two hands: A9 & A8 against dealer 5 up.

    Doubled both; won both.

    Smells like … Victory.

    I would have been nearly as happy if I had lost. I love doubling those two.

  • Dyepaintball12

     

    Quote: moo321 said:
    I got over +20 TC, went to table max and ripped a blackjack. That was the best thing that’s ever happened to me in a live casino.

    Another time, I was in a roulette tournament, bet max on a number, and all the 2 number combinations around the number. The number spiked and I won the tournament.

    I was at Casino Royale for fun just betting min for about 40 minutes, count shoots way up, I bet table max and rip a Blackjack.

    PB immediately walked to the phone and I walked out the door

  • Terry4545

    spitting tens

    That’s what I call tinning the herd. Very good move to get other players to leave the table that you want to play at.

  • Grant2600

    nice

    Awesome hands lol, isn’t splitting 9s against basic strategy and any playing deviations though, although I can see how its not as risky because if the dealer had a blackjack you would have won the insurance anyway, by losing the insurance you know that the dealer doesn’t have a 10 although he could still make a 21 but its unlikely because of the huge true count.

    My favourite hand is A,A with a huge TC against a stiff number for obvious reasons, although that’s probably the same for most people.

  • ascension

     

    don’t really have a favorite hand, atleast none really stick out in my mind.

    my favorite experience was going to Tahoe on my 21st b-day with my dad and watching him sit down at a 5 dollar table with a hundred bucks and lose all ten hands he played. that was priceless comedy with the old man.

  • 21gunsalute

     

    Quote: Grant2600 said:
    Awesome hands lol, isn’t splitting 9s against basic strategy and any playing deviations though, although I can see how its not as risky because if the dealer had a blackjack you would have won the insurance anyway, by losing the insurance you know that the dealer doesn’t have a 10 although he could still make a 21 but its unlikely because of the huge true count.

    You need to learn indices.

  • tthree

     

    HIOPT II index for 99 v A is TC +6. HIOPT II is a level 2 count.

    If we are talking hands and not the hand that was most enjoyable, I like blackjack. For the other, I was playing where you could split and unlimited number of times. I split eights to a total of 11 bets (some were double down bets). Only one hand was not a made hand and the dealer busted his stiff. I had all the money I had on me on the table and won every bet.

  • Grant2600

     

    Quote: 21gunsalute said:
    You need to learn indices.

    of right, I thought that indices was just another name for playing deviations, i’ll look up indices.

  • arrando

     

    They are the same. 99 v Ace is not an index (playing deviation) in counts such as KO though.

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