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    I love having bad players on the table it really switches things up. Only thing that sucks is splitting 10's, anyone that does this is just greedy which leads to stupidity.

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    I am not the most hardened BJ player, but I have observed "bad" play many many times. I usually don't say anything as I believe that statistically it does not matter, and is is you against the dealer anyway.

    If I am not sure of a move I take a quick glance on my basic strategy card which I discretely keep in my lap (with dealer permission). Not sure that gives me much of an advantage. I have seen good players who know the strategy tables cold, still losing many hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pez View Post
    I love having bad players on the table it really switches things up. Only thing that sucks is splitting 10's, anyone that does this is just greedy which leads to stupidity.


    I've split tens three times in my life.

    Once to chase a jerk off of a table.
    Once because the dealer (who I play with often) dared me to.
    Once because the casino was dead and I was the only one playing in this one particular section. The floor supervisor had been at the table watching me play and talking to me for about 15 minutes and had just walked over to another table because somebody was buying in...so I split tens to make the dealer call her back over.


    And to answer a previous question, I think it would be a good idea to let people know you are knew. As Doug said, most players are very friendly and will be willing to help. Dealers are also usually extremely friendly, too. Plus, those rare jerks who do get mad at other players may even get up and leave if you tell them you're new. I hope you try it out and have fun and win.

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    Well Did you win or lose those 3 hands?

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    Chasing the jerk...I won.
    The one on the dealer dare I lost both. Actually, I think it was that time that I got an ace on one of the tens and doubled down on top of it. Think I ended up with two 19s and she drew to 21. She also laughed for about 5 minutes.
    The other I don't remember.

    I was playing heads up on both of the second two attempts. I was already up and just having some fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Coaster View Post
    Chasing the jerk...I won.
    The one on the dealer dare I lost both. Actually, I think it was that time that I got an ace on one of the tens and doubled down on top of it. Think I ended up with two 19s and she drew to 21. She also laughed for about 5 minutes.
    The other I don't remember.

    I was playing heads up on both of the second two attempts. I was already up and just having some fun.
    Chasing away the jerk hand is the only one that matters. Great story UC have you noticed splitting aces is at best a break even? I think I am just going to double and take 1 card if dealer showing below a 6 and just hit if its a 7-10.

    I hate that its 1 card only when splitting aces.

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    Yeah, agreed. People get big eyes when they get the Aces but I often say to the dealer "one ten is sufficient". A lot of times splitting cards is a defensive move where the goal is to take one out of two, as I'm sure you know. You don't split 8s hoping for two 18s, you split 8s to get rid of the 16.

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    At a full table at The Fitz in Tunica yesterday, we had a "bad" player at the table. Player next to me loudly brought up the subject of bad players and, of course, the bad player was impervious to the conversation.

    I don't really think it makes any difference but during a bad run, it can be frustrating.

    Don

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    @CPRESTON, people at higher limit tables aren't better, they just have more money to lose, I was at a $100 table and this guy split 10's against a 2, he gets another 10 and splits again, I finally said you don't like 20, he goes you have to split them, he pulled three lousy hands lost all three hands, in fact the whole table lost and the whole table got up and left , and once I was the only player at a $50 no mid shoe entry table having good run, this guy sits down at the start of the shoe and starts playing two hands and we were losing, he switches to one hand, we win, so he goes back to two hands, and we lose so he goes back to one hand and we win, so he goes back to two hands and we lose, JC make up your mind, if we win every time you play one hand, wouldn't common sense say stick with one hand, if I wanted the hand count to change I would have sat down at a mid shoe entry table. when he doubled an A 9 and caused me to lose is when I finally got up, the dealer said she was surprised I didn't get up earlier.

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    I like when you play basic strategy and people berate your play, that is why I always carry the basic strategy card to stick in their face and ask to see their strategy card. I once had an old lady berate me for splitting aces, I told her you always split aces, so she asks the old man sitting next her if he splits aces, expecting to be vindicated the old man said no you don't split aces you only spilt 10's, that is when I got up. I was at another table and these young kids sat down and they were clueless, one of them kept pulling the dealers break card, I double down on a 10, pull a 10 the dealer wound up pulling 17 because one of them pulled a break card so one of the geniuses says to me, that was great for you what about the rest of us, I guess I was supposed to stay on 10, so I told him to talk to his friend pulling the break cards.

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