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    Strange REKO strategy

    Per my REKO strategy one should hit a 12 vs the dealer's 4 up to an RC of -6. Anybody else follow this apparent deviation from Basic Strategy?
    And how should one deal with the inevitable outrage of table mates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeplisskin View Post
    Per my REKO strategy one should hit a 12 vs the dealer's 4 up to an RC of -6. Anybody else follow this apparent deviation from Basic Strategy?
    And how should one deal with the inevitable outrage of table mates?
    Tell the table mates that the new book said hit 12 against 2, 3, 4. They will blame the author.

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    I play all the indexes exactly as Norm identified them. If anyone complains I tell them there's no one forcing you to sit at this table...but I really try to sit at tables with no more than 2 other players, so it has rarely been an issue for me.
    "This is a discipline thing. You either do it right or you don't do it at all."

    Don Schlesinger, pg 2, "Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way", 3rd Edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeplisskin View Post
    And how should one deal with the inevitable outrage of table mates?
    Wait! There are other people?!

    Your hand, your decision. That's it. Anyone doesn't like it, make some bullshit up that sound ploppy-esque.
    Last edited by dogman_1234; 07-09-2019 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeplisskin View Post
    Per my REKO strategy one should hit a 12 vs the dealer's 4 up to an RC of -6. Anybody else follow this apparent deviation from Basic Strategy?
    And how should one deal with the inevitable outrage of table mates?
    snakeplisskin,

    Play heads-up!

    Dog Hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeplisskin View Post
    And how should one deal with the inevitable outrage of table mates?
    There are other players at the table?

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    For these (negative count) minimum bet deviations especially when it’s just barely over the index, I like to ask the table if they prefer I hit or stand. Ask the guy with the most money on the table. Helps you look less serious about the game and less robotic, which is decent cover for cents of -ev

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetn1s View Post
    For these (negative count) minimum bet deviations especially when it’s just barely over the index, I like to ask the table if they prefer I hit or stand. Ask the guy with the most money on the table. Helps you look less serious about the game and less robotic, which is decent cover for cents of -ev
    Why don't you just ask them to deal 50 rounds per hour while you're at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinery View Post
    Why don't you just ask them to deal 50 rounds per hour while you're at it.
    Well, outrage of the table from OP implies a packed table, which is already at 50 rounds an hour. Already discussed in the thread.

    Ideally, play alone but asking one or two people a one word answer question at a rare occasion of playing in -1< TC < 0 but before wonging out for an already uncommon hand of 12 v 4 or 13 v 2 would definitely not slow a person down from over 100 hands an hour to 50 hands an hour.

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