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Stupidest thing ever . . .

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by LRDell, Mar 29, 2004.

    Mar 29, 2004
  1. LRDell

    LRDell Experienced Member PABaccred

    East Coast, USA
    I did a really stupid thing today and I am hoping hearing other stories of really dumb things people did will make me feel better.

    While playing JoB 52 hands a 4 of a kind comes up. Well, I got do worried about when to make the screen shot (partially because I had hit a 4oK on this same game within the 2 days previous) that I FORGOT to select the four cards to hold!

    Good thing I was only playing for 5 cents - lost $325.00 though.

    Please tell us all the dumbest thing you ever did while on this great casino adventure.
  2. Mar 29, 2004
  3. chucho

    chucho Bonus Pimp

    The dumbest thing I ever did was play at Winners Playground and Crystal Palace.
  4. Mar 29, 2004
  5. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    Just last month, while in the rhythm of losing 10 $100 bets in a row, and with my hand beginning to shake and cursing out loud, I finally get a pat 20 and hit the hand!

    I figure that cost me $200 so I hope you feel a little bit better now!
  6. Mar 29, 2004
  7. hhcfreebie

    hhcfreebie Dormant account

    Ouch Ouch!
    That gonna leave a mark.
    To me, a mistake like this is far worse than loose fair and square because I'll only have myself to blame. :sniper:
    Normally, I try not to make any mistake at all. However, after hours of play I'll still make terrible mistakes here and there. Splitting 55 (was trying to hit double), dropping a pair and hold 2 high cards... You name it, I did it.
    My worst mistake so far is to hit on 20 while playing BJ. I bet not many people have been dealed a 30 :p
  8. Mar 29, 2004
  9. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    I once was playing paigow at an RTG casino and was playing $5 chips. I think this was before they had a rebet button, so you had to hit a chip every time. I was in a rhythm and by accident I hit a $100 chip and hit deal! I only had about $150 or so in the bankroll and that was the wrong color chip up there all of a sudden! Of course I lost the hand and was quite pissed. Did the same another time and pushed, so it wasn't so bad then.
  10. Mar 29, 2004
  11. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    LOL. I decided it was the fault of some nearby furniture and, fortunately, I happened to have a nearby sand wedge to teach the furniture a lesson. Furniture will never mis-behave again. Neither will the sand wedge.

    I beat your 30 - once I got a 31 total on a doubled 20! I guess even our errors might even out.

    It would be nice if all softwares popped that window up "Hey - you. Moron. Are you sure you want to do this really stupid play?" CON does that, don't they?
  12. Mar 29, 2004
  13. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    I know that global player's software does that on high hands and low ones when you double. High ones when you hit.

    How did you manage to get a 31?? An ace would make it 21 if you hit a 20 and a 10 would have busted you.
  14. Mar 29, 2004
  15. DealerBusts

    DealerBusts Dormant account

    Wow Clayman, are you becoming a bigtime player? Everyone knows your infamous for your thousands of $2 hands ;). I can't do too many hands as I am really suffering from RSI of late. In fact I can't really be bothered playing for the rest of this month as I've been putting too much time and not getting enough reward (3000 hands at Lucky Chance and zip ---> don't play there it really its rigged).
  16. Mar 29, 2004
  17. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    I was just kidding, counting the Ace as 11. How ridiculous to win a doubled 20. Must have been rigged spoftware.

    What you did with your poker chip reminded me of once, after I was so excited I had won a big bet - you know - the kind that you really need to win when you are getting kind of low - I took a few minutes break, came back, and ripped off about 25 hands before I realized I had never changed my bet back. Fortunately for me, I think I won a couple more bets than I lost.

    Funny how easy it is to remember all the stupid things we do.

    Glad to hear global player does that - I think they all should.
  18. Mar 29, 2004
  19. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

    Mathematician by day, online gambler by night.
    In Crypto blackjack the rebet button is just above the green chip, a few times I managed to bet $25 by mistake. The first time I got BJ, but overall I am down at the $25 level.

    Other memorable mistakes from the past few weeks:
    I split a pair of 5's,
    I split a pair of 10's against the dealer's 5, I drew a 10 on both of my 10's, so I felt pretty good, then the dealer drew a 10 and a 6, :(
    I hit a few hard 17's, but never a hard 20, so the most I ever got was 27; :)
    I doubled down on 10 vs 10, we both drew 10,
    I doubled down on 13 vs 4 and won,
    I hit a pair of 7's vs 10 in MG single deck BJ, when the correct strategy is to stand, but fortunately I got another 7.
  20. Mar 29, 2004
  21. hhcfreebie

    hhcfreebie Dormant account

    Last night I stand a 9 vs dealer's 10. Luckily, dealer busted on that hand and I won. I am still very pissed now that I was so stupid.
    IMO, every mistake count and they add up quickly. I am not sure how much money I've thrown away this away. My guess is that it cost me 1-3% of my monthly winning.
    Most of my dumb moves happened when I play with RTG or MG casinos. CON and cryptologic will warn me before I click the wrong botton.
  22. Mar 29, 2004
  23. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    Hey - I only play $2 hands at MG. At Inter I can play $1 hands. LOL

    My mother used to tell me "Do as I say. Don't do as I do." Unfortunately, sometimes I find myself not listening to myself. So I say to you "Do as I say - don't do as I do!" :)

    In fact, those particular hands were the result of an incredibly mild negative progression I've been using lately to make up for lost units. Unsurprisingly, eventually you hit the big-time lose streak. And that one was a whopper.

    I've only made 162 $100 bets in 44,000+ hands at MG so I don't think I qualify for the "big-time" yet! (7 BJ's, 76 Wins, 62 losses, 17 ties - so I've been lucky). 41,727 of the total bets are at $10 or less. So I hope I'm still lowest of the low-rollers on the Internet. I'm still very happy making my 53 cents for every hand I play - win, lose or draw.

    What's RSI? I must be a little slow today.

    And thanks for the tip.
  24. Mar 29, 2004
  25. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    My wife's done the exact same thing about a dozen times. Why else do you think I just happened to have a sand wedge nearby.

    I think the important thing here is to recognize that these are all unintentional mistakes and we know it. We are not playing hunches because we "feel" a certain way.

    I think you, freebie, Dealerbusts and others would much rather make the right play and lose than the wrong play on purpose and win. Of course, if we benefit from a bone-head play, I don't think we're going to call customer service and ask they reverse it because we didn't mean to do it. :)

    Although I think I have read of instances when CS might actually reverse a stupid play if asked. If I missed out on a pat 4 of a kind, no harm in asking I guess.

    It certainly is easier to make mistakes (like 7,7 vs 10) when one switches to a different provider since, in all likelihood BS has changed too. So, for any new players out there that may not know, make sure you are playing the right Basic Strategy for the rules of the game in question. And stick to it. Mistakes will happen - just don't make the wrong play on purpose.
  26. Mar 29, 2004
  27. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    Along the line of hunches Clayman, I had a scenario I wanted to ask you about. If you were in the anchor position and had a 12 vs dealer 3 and all the players to your right had nothing but low cards on all their hands (no 10s on the table), would you still play the strategy that says to hit, despite the probability that the next card will be a 10 and hopefully bust the dealer? (and for the sake of this discussion, assume this is the first deal of a new shoe)
  28. Mar 29, 2004
  29. thetest32

    thetest32 Non-Gambler

    I have a quick question also for everybody... has anybody ever won big from one of these mishaps? Eg. betting $25 at VP instead of $2.50 and getting the royal? That would be cool.

    For the record, my most recent mistakes was to play VP at $25 a hand when I meant $5... not sure how it happened but I only realised when my bankroll was $0 after just 2 hands!! And I've never had a lucky break where I've won from a mistake... so if you have, let me know!

  30. Mar 29, 2004
  31. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    I think I did something like that once ben. Hit bet max on vp and/or slots, not looking at the coin size first but ended up either breaking even or making a little bit. Don't think I ever hit anything big that way, but that sure would be sweet!
  32. Mar 29, 2004
  33. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    Well, using the hi-lo count, you would stand on 12 vs 3 at a True Count of =>2 in a multi-deck game. (Actually a single-deck game too.) So, if, in say, a 4 deck game, you had 8 more 2-6's visible than 10's or Aces, you would stand. I'm not going to get into side-counting Aces.

    Heck, in a single-deck game, Basic Strategy is to stand on a 8,4 vs 3 or a 7,5 vs 3 rather than hit. Hope you do that, if you ever play Micro single-deck.

    In an 8 deck game, it would be almost impossible to get a running count of +16 on the first hand out of a shoe. If you do, bet 2-3 units on the next hand.

    Despite the myth that 3rd base controls the dealer's card, the correct play is, as always, play Basic Strategy if you don't count cards. If you do count, then make that play, despite the heat you will inevitably get from the rest of the table when it doesn't work out right. Half the time people are so stupid they get p*ssed even when you make the right BS play. Hitting A,7 vs 10 comes to mind. Let them.

    There are many other plays that are alot closer than 12 vs 3. Like 12 vs 4 or 6, 16 vs 10, 13 vs 2, A,2 vs 5, A,4 vs 4, 3,3 vs 2 to name a few. So, if you must use information only from the cards visible on the table, you'd be better off changing your play on these other hands.
  34. Mar 29, 2004
  35. Clayman

    Clayman Dormant account

    Pennsylvania, USA
    Once, years ago on a cruise ship, the slot machine wouldn't take my $1 slot-machine coins I had in my pocket. I tried and tried but it wouldn't take them. So I put some cash in, got some electronic credits, and hit for 160 coins. When I cashed out all these bigger-sized coins came out. It was then I realized I was at a $5 machine instead of a $1 machine. And the best part was my wife wasn't nearby :)

    This is like true confessions - first I'm admitting to over-betting my bankroll with $100 bets and now I'm admitting to playing slots.
  36. Mar 30, 2004
  37. m249a

    m249a Dormant account

    self employed
    watch out

    They say confession is good for the soul...but it might not be good if the wife reads your posts clayman...lol :axeman:
  38. Mar 30, 2004
  39. bo_ho

    bo_ho Dormant account

    I was playing Microgaming C-Stud a few weeks ago. I'm plodding along at 2-10 dollars a hand and slowly losing when I decide to play a "Big" $25 hand. I clicked on the green chip to change my bet, and forgot this only changes the per unit bet not the total bet. So as I am realizing this I'm also clicking deal...for $100. Well, I get a pair of Jacks so now I gotta go to the cashier to back it up. Luckily, dealer gets 4's and I walk away. I guess thats why they call it dumb luck.

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