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Old 11-15-2005, 02:25 AM
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Default Hold\'em Versus Blackjack

I want to be a full-time poker player playing for a living after my retirement. Which game should I devote my effort and time to, hold'em or blackjack?
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:45 AM
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Default Re: Hold\'em Versus Blackjack

Blackjack isn't poker and is -EV.
Play poker. Its more social anyway.
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Old 11-15-2005, 03:04 AM
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Good counters are +EV.

Nevertheless, holdem is much better. Less variance. No getting beat up in the backroom.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:16 AM
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If you devote 1000 hours to BJ you can be mintuely +ev, if you devote 50 hours to hold'em and play low limit you can be +ev.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:39 AM
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Multi-table the partypoker BJ tables.
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:40 AM
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Multi-table the partypoker BJ tables.

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Sig'd. Or would be if we had sigs.
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:13 PM
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Poker online

Blackjack you have to play at a b&m casino...and unless you are in Nevada, you will have limited opportunities...even then, you will need to have about $10,000 and backcount/wong the strip casino's to make decent money ($25/hour with limited numbers of hours per week available)...it will take you a couple of months to learn basic strategy, and another couple of weeks to learn the key variations, but another couple of weeks of research/analysis/creative thinking to learn the best betting ramps and how to disguise your ability...

Currently, due to the boom in interest about poker, you can earn a better income by playing online poker, plus get sign up bonuses to get started building you bankrool...not sure if the current boom will last, but the pickings are good for poker right now....poker on tv has revived interest in the game after it waned at the California cardrooms in the 70's-80's-early 90's. Who knows how long the boom will last, but get your share while you can!
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:38 PM
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Give the new guy a break with the abbreviations!

traderjlau: "EV" means "expected value". If you play a game with a positive EV, then you are making money. EVERY casino game except card-counting blackjack and dice-throwing system craps are -EV, because you are playing against the casino, and casinos only exist because they can exploit player's lack of math knowledge. Play poker!
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:38 PM
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If u pik BJ,would u still consider yourself a time poker player?
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:39 AM
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I want to be a full-time poker player playing for a living after my retirement. Which game should I devote my effort and time to, hold'em or blackjack?

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Just play blackjack, and when you lose, keep doubling your bets until eventually you win, then go back to your initial bet. You will be unstoppable! Don't tell too many other people about this strategy though, we dont' want it getting out there and then the casinos would know.
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