MVSeahog Posted January 12, 2010 Report Share Posted January 12, 2010 All, Well, today was the day. I figured it was now or never and I believe I've run enough live and test shoes and should feel reasonably comfortable to start play on a Green table. Was feeling pretty confident when we rolled into the casino this afternoon. Not a big crowd as they weren't giving anything away but strangely there were two players at my $10 table. I cashed in for $500 like usual and when she went to give me my reds and greens, I asked for all green. Even the table manager looked at me differently! Very odd. Anyway, the girl dealing was super fast. I could barely keep my scorecard up to date and she was "last calling" us out. I finally talked with the other two players and said, "she's killing us (actually them) with this fast game. Let's hold off until we all agree we're ready and then put the bets down. She's not going to deal until there's money on the table." Amazingly we all agreed and it went well after that. The dealer would call "last call" and there would be nothing out. She was dead in the water. We all made our normal bets and it moved nicely. But I digress. Now that we have the table speed under control, it was back to playing. I came in late to my first shoe and it obliged me with a B6 with me running RD1. Came out +5 in the first short shoe! Woo-hoo! All betting was done at 1,2,1,2,1,2,etc as in RD1 but with a stop after 3 losses and wait for a Skip Circle to win then restart at 1. I also kept the SAP running score in the center of the card for reference. Shoe #2 started off nicely but it was falling apart in the third column and I should have gotten out, but stayed for some reason. Wound up +2 in that one. Very disappointed in my discipline in that one. Well, the shoes weren't being all that kind to RD1 tonight but the 1's were slightly out of whack and I'm dieing to try my own version of OTB4L Skip so I gave it a try. I could always swing back into RD1 anywhere. And of course, right on cue, the shoe immediately goes super Z. Thirteen one's right off the bat. However this fits right into my OTB4L plan. I hit nine of those 13 1's and pull in 15 units right off the bat. Of course I was very late to start pressing the bets on the wins and only got brave at hand 13 where it promptly lost hand 14. Oh well, I'll take it!! That shoe went very nice with very few one's after that and a lot of two and a few streaks to end up +26 in that shoe! My first "real" +20! As I'm on a nicotine high from the other two players and feeling pretty good, I elect to move on past my usual three shoe stopping point. Shoe #4 plays pretty much the same as #3 but without the giant ZZ run anywhere. +24 in that one! Shoe #5 plays out again smoothly and winds up at +13. RD1 would have won in the last three shoes also. By now I'm getting worn out. Non-stop play since I've been in here so I'll go for a "quick 10 units" and call it a night. Shoe #6 goes back to RD1, which I find very easy to play, and hits +11 at hand 31 and I am so outta there! Tracked down the wife, ate the free late dinner (it was close to 10pm by now) and headed home. I know it won't always go like this, but we can always hope! Once again, my thanks to all of you who contribute to the "greater good" and allow us all to tweak and refine the methods of play to fit our own styles. So far, for me, OTB4L coupled with RD1 and SAP is just golden. MVSShoe #1 (late entry)B623112212B11121Shoe #2B24323331B161142311B1123111311122P13115321Shoe #3B11111111111121221B782111B3161122211P2112122Shoe #4B32121461P1322471P12172334Shoe #5B13222121411B32322521P411225113B321131Shoe #6 (early exit)P213211331111P64x 1 Quote What's an MVSeahog? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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