everybody a big favor. Don't be one of those players
who constantly second guesses everyone else's moves.
That can't help you one bit. Here's a common, every
a typical mope, first base stands with his 12. Center
field doubles down and buys a 10, then third base
hits and busts with a 9. The dealer turns over a
Jack in the hole, then promptly pulls a 7 for a
total of 20!
First base immediately pounds the table in anger,
objecting that if everybody woulda' just stayed
pat the dealer woulda' busted with center field's
10. Center field argues right back that his double
on soft 18 was the proper play and that third base
shoulda' stood pat, which woulda' saved the breaking
9 for the dealer. Third base defiantly points out
that he's gambling with his own money and can play
his own hand any effing way he pleases. Does any
of this sound familiar?
It goes on all the time and it's such a waste! What
good can it possibly do to notice what woulda' happened
if everybody did what they shoulda'? Is basing your
next decision upon the most recent result a winning
strategy? No -- it's not!
Here's what I mean. Just suppose that when third
base hit his 13, the next two cards came out in
reverse order. That is, the 7 came first (instead
of the 9) giving him 20. Then the 9 came second
(instead of the 7) to break the dealer? What lesson
could you possibly learn from that?
Should you then start hitting all your 13's against
a 3 from third base to force the dealer to break?
Or would the message be to stand with 12 against
a 3 from first base when there's a bad player at
third? Of course they're both bad plays, so taking
any pointers from their results can only mislead
you. The reality is, you never know which way the
cards will change if somebody alters their play.
So the best thing for you to do is just to;
Illustration Shows a ParryPoker.com "Play Money"
the box in the lower right for typing in player chat,
the button option to join the game's waiting list,
the bar that connects the player to live chat with
a floor person who can answer questions or resolve
abusive chat issues, the player chip counts immediately
next to their screen names, and the easy graphic representation
of chips, allowing the next player to act to know
exactly how much money he must bet to call or raise.
Another problem with playing two games at once is
that you might accidentally push the wrong button.
Assume that you are playing at Table One and you set
to press the "Fold" button, when suddenly
the game software yanks you back to Table Two. You
continue with the motion and accidentally hit "fold"
when you have four kings. You don't have to be horribly
uncoordinated for this to happen. Probably every online
player in the world has had this happen to him. Folding
a big winner is your worst result, but it isn't much
fun to accidentally re-raise a hand you planned to
fold, either (although I confess I did this once and
everyone else folded, giving me a quite accidental
pat and proving yet again the power of a raise).