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BJ-Slow&Steady or Hard&Fast.?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Hugo Hackenbush, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Hugo Hackenbush

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    Hi All,
    When I play BJ, I usually play a 2 deck pitch or shoe game. I usually play slow and steady and enjoy the interactions with other players and the dealers while having some laughs and drinks. Obviously there are upswings and downswings during the sessions.

    Sometimes I see people sit at the table and play hard and fast. They play maybe 2 shoes and bet heavy and if they win big they walk away and the same if they lose big.

    How do you play.? Do you play steady and slow for a long time or do you play hard and fast for a very short session time??
    Is there any research as to which is the best philosophy approach.?
     
  2. Sddunes

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    Suppose I play slow and steady. I typically press one unit after winning 2 in a row and keep pressing a unit until I lose and drop back down. Ensures I'm getting some type of value when I hit a streak. This last trip I actually doubled the third hand from $100 to $200 and kept adding a unit.

    Of course, it can all go to shit when you have to split or double on a press and lose that hand.
     
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  3. undathesea

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    I'm a slow and steady guy... one the casino likes. I tend to stay far too long at the table and allow variance to kick my ass.

    Generally I start to have a good time and forget to get out while the getting is good.
     
  4. DannyOcean

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    I usually am able to get up and walk away if I get ahead a decent amount. But I'm totally a slow and steady guy. I love to sit and play for 3-4 hours at a stretch and just watch people and fellow players come and go. It's a great thing to do. At the same time, I'm pretty quick to just ditch a table if the dealer sucks or the vibes or bad. But when I'm comfortable? I don't even really check my chips that often because I'm having a good time.
     
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  5. 44inarow

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    Slow and steady here. I'll normally do two hands unless I'm at a $100+ table, and I'll sit there for hours. I think my longest blackjack session ever was at Bellagio, started around 9pm, ended around 6am. I vaguely remember trying to teach Spanish to a pair of Japanese tourists, and a lot of gin-and-tonics, but most of the night is lost to the sands of time.
     
  6. Krh2o

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    It depends on your risk tolerance and what you are trying to do. At a $25 dollar table, buying in with say $1000 is 40 units. That can keep you playing for hours before busting out if your not doing well and betting $25 a hand. If you bet $100 a hand thats only 10 units you can buts quick but you win 4 of the first 6 hands you play, you are up $200 or 20% of your buy in. Loose 4 out of 6 and your down $400. A buddy of mine is like that, quick and dirty he says.
     
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  7. JDVegas

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    That's me too. My goal when I sit down is to stay for 4 hours.
     
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  8. AJP

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    Hard and Fast. I will buy in for $500 and play $50 on the first hand, if I win I will press, if I lose I also tend to press lol.
     
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    I play pretty much the same way each session. Double deck pitch, play 2-3 hands at a time, if it is not going well I play my base bet until I get a few wins. If it is going well I pound hard until the streak ends. BJ is a Rollercoaster game. Bet small on the down streaks, bet hard and fast on the upswing. Pay attention to what part of the cycle you are in.
     
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  10. Hank

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    Sometimes slow and steady, sometimes hard and fast...either way, I never pull out when I say I will.
     

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