• I am relatively new to this board as most of you know,and also certainly new to all the nuances of BJ. One of the things that I have enjoyed about this board is all the great information that one can gather reading all the posts (I collect alot of info).
    Granted some are just funnies which make us all smile :) But, it seems to me that it has become slow and not as detailed in information as it was when I joined, and that brings me to one of our members that is not posting here anymore and that member is Stainless Steel Rat. Since he has left there hasn't been a full blown description of the why's and what not's posted as detailed the way he did it. It is a shame that he was dissed the way he was (sometimes a lengthy explanation is worth a million bucks even though some think it isn't - IMHO) and I hope that at some point in the not to distant future we can see him come back. He was an asset (for me anyway as a newbie) and would really enjoy his return.
    I am well aware of SSR's last post and the comment made to him and personally I thought it was not called for. But, for all the members here that do take the time to answer posts you are appreciated, but I find the answers to be too short and not detailed enough which leaves me wondering what else there is. If I have offended anyone - I am sorry for that - I am just posting how I feel. Angelina
  • I'm sorry to see that you've been disappointed lately on the posts that have come up. I myself have just started to contribute to them, but have been reading them for a while. Anyway I have been playing blackjack for about 15 yrs. and been counting and using other techniques for the last 10 of them. If I can help in anyway just ask, I'll give any advice or share any knowledge that I have with anyone who cares to listen. And vice versa I love to listen to other players techniques, stratagies, or opinions. Even if I don't agree with all of them they are at least amusing. Good Luck!
  • Thank you! I appreciate your kind words and your willingness to share your knowledge. Angelina
  • angelina- This forum is as good as it is because we have one of the best
    moderators in the business. There are other forums, but I don't think any
    are better mananged with regard to the wide range of player experience
    and what post should or should not contain.
  • angelina said:
    I am relatively new to this board as most of you know,and also certainly new to all the nuances of BJ. One of the things that I have enjoyed about this board is all the great information that one can gather reading all the posts (I collect alot of info).
    Granted some are just funnies which make us all smile :) But, it seems to me that it has become slow and not as detailed in information as it was when I joined, and that brings me to one of our members that is not posting here anymore and that member is Stainless Steel Rat. Since he has left there hasn't been a full blown description of the why's and what not's posted as detailed the way he did it. It is a shame that he was dissed the way he was (sometimes a lengthy explanation is worth a million bucks even though some think it isn't - IMHO) and I hope that at some point in the not to distant future we can see him come back. He was an asset (for me anyway as a newbie) and would really enjoy his return.
    I am well aware of SSR's last post and the comment made to him and personally I thought it was not called for. But, for all the members here that do take the time to answer posts you are appreciated, but I find the answers to be too short and not detailed enough which leaves me wondering what else there is. If I have offended anyone - I am sorry for that - I am just posting how I feel. Angelina

    So Angelina sorry to hear you have not been happy with the posts latley. What type of info are you seeking concerning BJ ?.I am presuming that since you are checking out this site you have a interest in BJ and are doing some studying-reading and or playing on your own. If you have questions just ask away.
  • Thanks to all of you for your kind posts and willingness to share advice and experiences.

    Yes, I am a newbie in learning the real BJ. I played some years ago in (actually the outskirts) Reno and my only rule was to stand on 17 and I did quite well. 15 of us from work took a junket flight from Seattle and we had to have $350 cash in order to do this excursion. Upon reaching our destination I took out $20.00, sat at a $2.00 table, played 10 hrs and walked away with my $350 + $800! So my "ONE" rule worked good for me:) Some of the men I worked with were not too happy with me but what can I say:) Lady luck was with this newbie!! Since I have been coming on this forum and a few others that I belong to I have sure come along way since then in learning what makes the game tick - I am just touching the surface.
    What really piqued my interest in BJ came when my husband and I were in LV last Nov and I played video bj. I was doing good with my ONE rule and then my hubby looked over and said "why are you hitting a 15 against a dealers 3?" I started with (you got it) $20. and was up to $180, needless to say after that I lost quite a few hands and cashed out at $100...so after we returned home I decided it was time to really learn the game, which I find absolutely fascinating. My BS is 99% and I continue to work on it to get it "automatic" and now I am getting into the KISS count reading Renzey's book. Lots to learn that's for sure.

    I did ask a friend this question but I will ask all of you too. In Renzey's book he says to use "Bee" cards when learning how to cut 2 decks. I have "Bicycle" cards....is there a marked difference, if any, in thickness, density, hand feel? Thanks and look forward to replies!
  • There is no difference. The cards used in casinos and playing cards are almost identical
  • Thanks - I wasn't sure and did not want to waste my time practising if the cards are not the same. A friend recommended buying used decks from a casino gift shop, so the next time I go to AC I am going to get 8 decks (need 8 decks anyway). Thanks for the post :)

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