My favorite plays, particularly when at 3rd base, are hitting 12 against 2/3 which most people think is a bad play. I did this this weekend, drew a 10 and busted, only to have the dealer make a hand. Numerous groans, the table is cleared before the next round.
But if necessary, you can, as Emeril says, "Kick it up a notch". Hit 12 vs. 4/5/6. While some people know about 12 vs. 2/3, hitting 12 vs. 4/5/6 is guaranteed to do the trick.
While 12 vs. 4/5/6 is on the bottom of the I18 list, it may very well be one of the most beneficial plays you can make due to its table-clearing effect. It is almost worth it to draw the ten (& bust) just for getting rid of the riff-raff.
On a recent trip I was playing with one other player at the table. When the count increased, I would spread to 2 hands. The ploppy would make some comment about not being able to win with three hands in the round and refused to play - which, of course, was fantastic! Later, this player stood on 3,4 while the dealer had a 6 up. I asked him why he did this and he stated that he didn't want to take the dealer's bust card. Sometimes, you gotta love the clueless!
while playing, i mean switch hands consistently and not just when count is high!!! The best thing to do is, switch hands constantly, then when the whole table gets hot(considering there is anyone left at this point)while u are playing either one hand or two hands consistently. Make an announcement on how u can't let this keep up, cause u will all be doomed if u don't change now. Then try not to laugh TOO hard when the red light flashes on the next hand...LOL!!!
Once i start playing SERIOUSLY again, and on a consistent basis i think i will have a hell of a career cause i will be playing heads up so much. Believe me, i have a knack for clearing a table...it's something i'm proud of!!! Good Luck!!!!
Don't bath for a few weeks, go to an outdoors store get some "deer scent", and use like an aftershave, don't brush your teeth for weeks, grease up your hail with some motor oil, no socks with sandals, eat lots of garlic, and wear a few cloves around your neck.
We see this tactic used very often in Mississippi! Oh yea, don't forget your dip!
First of all, lose the name. I don't think you would use it at the airport so don't use it here. To get back to the topic; when I was playing hole card (first basing or indexing) back in the 80's, some times it was necessary to move people out of a certain chair. The best ways are:
a.) Tell them your sick and warn them that you may throw up at any time. Put a slot coin bucket in your lap. Then gag a little. Note: It also works good on Southwest Airlines flights. The only empty seat in the whole airplane will be next to you.
b.) Ask a player how to play each hand, while acting a little crazy. Once that person leaves, slide over to the next person and acted the same way.
c.) Play crazy. Try to hit two tens and question why you can't hit them since they equal zero. Explain you just learned how to play baccarat. Tell the dealer you don't know how to play BJ but since you learn Baccarat, BJ can't be that hard. Note: bet table minimum.
d.) When playing alone ask new player not to sit down at your table. Tell them your doing good and ask them not to sit and play untill you lose a couple hands. I even try to slip them a couple of dollar chips for their support.
Note: It's very important to tip the dealer when doing any of the above stunts. This way he will be reluctant to call the floor person over and run you off.
One time I actually bought a seat from a guy. I had a good first baser at Jerry's Nugget and this guy was homesteading in the first chair. The dealer was assigned that table and unless I got into that seat I wasn't getting the hole card. I asked the guy if I could have his seat and he said no, that it was lucky for him. I then asked how much he had won and he told me $20. I told him I would double his winning if he gave me his "lucky seat". We settled on $30. And as luck has it, I lost $250 dollars that night first basing a 90% reader in his "luck seat".
Happened to me just this weekend. Dealer has 4 up, I split 9's. (I'm on 3rd base). I get a face on both of 'em, so I figure I'm in good shape. Dealer flips over 10 hole card, I figure I'm in really good shape, since count is high.
Of course, dealer draws what has to be the last 7 in the pack, and everyone at the table wants to kill me for splitting the 9's and drawing the two faces.
A friend of mine was travelling with a 3 other guys, one of whom had had most of his intestine removed due to some medical condition. As a result, he could emit huge amounts of methane at will, just by eating stuff he shouldn't. They were in a casino and couldn't get a table together. "Wait a sec", he told his friends, then created an enormous silent fart behind a table. Within a minute, he had cleared the area and a table became free.
A little drastic, though.