General rule on Max Bet
Isn't max bet supposed to be approx 1-2% of bankroll? This gives the player approx 50-100 max bets depending on ROR tolerance.
If he was going by the 2% rule here...then 7 max bets could be 14%....and this doesn't include losing max bet splits and double-downs.
I do agree with re-sizing one's bets though. There is something to be said for congratulating him on pushing the big bets out...but I have gone the opposite way. Getting burned too many times on max-bets had killed me far too often.
Instead of spreading 1-15 or so on 6d or 1-8 on 2d (drawing pit scrutiny) I now Wong-out extremely aggressivlely and wong-in reasonably aggressively. My spread is only 1-4 or 1-5 or so...but I really look at it more as a 0-5 spread due to the high number of neutral to negative situations I miss. Obviously, it's more fun to play...but I try to look at my "walking time" as "playing with zero units". Also can pat myself on the back every time a leave a table...and then walk back 10 minutes later to learn that everyone got cleaned out on a hideous shoe. Looked like a left at the right time.
I'm a proud table-hopper, which goes against the point of the game for some.
Will sometimes play 8-10 tables in 1.5-2 hours.
This is basically my solution to not having the necessary bank-roll to spread at same table 1-15 because I just KNOW that my max-bet DD on 11 v. 10 is going to draw a deuce (happens on my max bet EVERY time...oh well, now I am showing you my in-casino ploppy act).
It's extremely short-term of course but I am suffering much less variance and am gradually grinding out my wins more consistently. Obviously, I am less likely to make the "big score" that one can get from a higher bet-spread...but playing for the "big win" is for slots and keno as far as I'm concerned.