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    Rookie mistakes you made as a Blackjack Player?

    When I was a Rookie Blackjack Player, I got cocky and had two 10 Cards so 20. The Dealer had a single 10. I had chosen "Stand," and I thought I had it in the bag. To my horror, the Dealer turned over an ACE and I lost big money ($2,000) on what I thought was going to be a $2,000 profit for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackPro View Post
    When I was a Rookie Blackjack Player, I got cocky and had two 10 Cards so 20. The Dealer had a single 10. I had chosen "Stand," and I thought I had it in the bag. To my horror, the Dealer turned over an ACE and I lost big money ($2,000) on what I thought was going to be a $2,000 profit for me.
    I don't understand. Why would you describe this as a "rookie mistake"? What could you have possibly done differently? You simply lost a 20 to a dealer blackjack. How does that qualify as a "mistake"?

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    I don't understand. Why would you describe this as a "rookie mistake"? What could you have possibly done differently? You simply lost a 20 to a dealer blackjack. How does that qualify as a "mistake"?

    Don
    I consider it a mistake because of the cocky attitude I had and the fact that I lost $2,000 on a single hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackPro View Post
    I consider it a mistake because of the cocky attitude I had and the fact that I lost $2,000 on a single hand.
    Where do these people come from?

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    The first time I played I did some classic ploppy mistakes. It was a long time ago, so I am not exactly sure, but I remember splitting 3's vs. a 9 and standing on 15 vs. 10. I got some strange looks from the other players. By the second time I played i was using proper basic strategy and running count betting. I don't like losing and I didn't like being thought of as one of the idiot masses. It was still an overall win, even with the ploppy mistakes, since the store at the time had such a great promotion it was hard to lose, but I could have made a lot more just with basic strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinery View Post
    Where do these people come from?
    ZZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackPro View Post
    I consider it a mistake because of the cocky attitude I had and the fact that I lost $2,000 on a single hand.
    If you hit in hope to get an ace, then that is cocky. That you stand 20 against dealer up card 10 is common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinery View Post
    Where do these people come from?
    Consensus around the interwebs is a Walgreens in South Florida.

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    Betting according to the RC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackPro View Post
    When I was a Rookie Blackjack Player, I got cocky and had two 10 Cards so 20. The Dealer had a single 10. I had chosen "Stand," and I thought I had it in the bag. To my horror, the Dealer turned over an ACE and I lost big money ($2,000) on what I thought was going to be a $2,000 profit for me.
    Oh heck. A couple of years ago I got dealt two twenties and the TC was very high: not enought to split vs. 2. I was saying to myself "I got this". Lol. It comes the dealers turn, she made it up to a six card 16. "Pffft, I got this!. A FIVE?!?!?!" Seven card 21!
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