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    Away for a bit

    I'll be away for a few days with limited access. Please be nice.
    "I don't think outside the box; I think of what I can do with the box." - Henri Matisse

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    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I'll be away for a few days with limited access. Please be nice.
    Me too! See you Tuesday.

    Don

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    You guys going to play as a team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    You guys going to play as a team?
    No, they are going ...........
    Last edited by Midwest Player; 09-29-2022 at 02:58 PM.

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    Here is the scoop on the Blackjack Hall of Fame
    https://www.blackjackreview.com/wp/h...lackjack-ball/

    Here are their pictures.
    http://www.blackjackhalloffame.com/members/

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    That's very out of date; although I believe Michael's going to update it. Nice of him to have an image of my book on the left, though.
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    As it's public now, Cathy Hulbert was voted into the BJHoF. Unfortunately, she died a couple weeks before the ball. That doesn't mean this was a sympathy vote. She was most certainly qualified. Below is her bio from the ball:

    Cat Hulbert

    Cat was selected as one of BBC’s 100 Women of 2016 – an honor given to “high profile women from the spheres of entertainment, sport, business and politics.” Chosen for being the first woman to break through the glass ceiling of professional blackjack in 1978, she played on the Czech blackjack team in over 300 casinos world-wide and was the first woman to ever amass a million dollars across the blackjack tables.

    Cat’s aggressive play and fearlessness changed many opinions on the mathematical and emotional capabilities of women to bet-it- up and win under pressure.

    Selected by Card Player Magazine in 1996 as one of the best and smartest card players in the
    World, she was one of only one of eight professional gamblers to be included in Richard
    Munchkin’s book, Gambling Wizards. Along with teaching a woman’s only poker class for
    many years at the Hollywood Park Casino, Cat also wrote Outplaying the Boys, a humorous
    book & guide for women published in NYC in 2005 teaching ladies how to become more competitive in life and at the tables.

    Cat was featured in LA’s The Daily Breeze and the Sunday LA Times for her top- notch card playing abilities in blackjack and poker. Also a contestant on Blackjack’s Tournament of
    Champions, Cat has been a guest on numerous radio shows including NPR, Gambling with an
    Edge, and BBC’s The Conversation; often sought out due to her unusual successful life choices
    and her mission to change how women are viewed – by men and by themselves alike. On
    December 7, 2016 the BBC published a biographical article based on her remarkable exploits that’s said to have received a million reads the first day it appeared on their homepage.
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    Forum members might want to listen to this to get to know Cat better:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTaWkjcSplY

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    Forum members might want to listen to this to get to know Cat better:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTaWkjcSplY

    Don
    This is fun to watch! Cat said: in 1970s when she was on Ken Uston’s blackjack team, Uston thought she was attractive enough to be his bimbo and just sitting there with him was worth a lot of money to him.

    Another thing confusing. How come she played a lot blackjack in east European countries when she was an American woman?

    Also, it seems that several recent Blackjack HOFs were not winners in blackjack but winners in poker. They actually failed in blackjack and then switched into poker and succeeded easily. Cat was one of them. At one point she even said that the blackjack field were hardworking people but often with less money. This part is annoying.

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