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Thread: One inch punch- fa jing

  1. #11
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    indeed, dont allude to stories and not share them like some people here.....
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    I will infect the thread with a gambling story.
    As a young lad I looked for a game I could get into. Rounders had just come out and I was interested in no limit hold'em. Sadly, I was not very good, and the losses mounted. A couple of thousand to a man in his early twenties was more than I could afford to lose. But, I still enjoyed a good gamble.
    So a buddy of mine suggests we go to the casino. He introduced me to craps: "best odds" blah blah blah. I took to it like a fish to water. Made a couple decent runs and was hooked. There is a theory here about first time winners getting hooked for life, I can't remmeber what it is called.

    So I started reseaching (much like my new found interest in the martial arts). At first I would bet with the hot shooter and try and ride the wave.
    Upon some research, I settled on a strategy of putting the minimum amount on the don't pass line and throwing an obscenly large bet down when the shooter got to his sixth role( odds of throwing a seven, etc). My results were ok, hovering around break even based upon my flawed perception. But, huge volatility.

    Upon more reseach I came across a technique known as dice setting (the degenerate gamblers will love this site: http://www.dicesetter.com/). I had seen people in the casino do this: stand right next to the stick man, set the dice to certain numbers, grip the dice in certain way, throw the dice lightly at the bottom of the aligator to get next to no "after throw" rotation, collect payday. Next time in the casino I bet heavily with an old guy who seemed to be setting (for some reason they are always old guys doing it right); and made a huge payday.

    Next thing you know I went to the home depot and built myself a quarter craps table. I practiced every grip three hours a day. I kid you not, thousands of throws. Three finger grip; two finger grips; helicopter grips; etc. I tracked the results of the practice throws. My results seemed good and I was winning at the casinos. Fatal error: I was not actually tracking my winnings at the casino, so it is possible that it only seemed like I was winning a lot.

    After about eight months I had suffered a bad day at the casino. I was so confused what had gone wrong. I was ready to fully commit to the system and wanted to hit up vegas for a couple days. I decided to double check my practice data: sure enough the results of every single stupid grip was statistically moot. The throws taken over the large sample were not statistically different than completly randomn. I realized I had definitively proved that it is very easy to wasted a lot of time. I sold the table on craigslist and have not gambled since.

    Feels exactly like my desire to learn the one inch punch. Sadly, despite the warnings, I think I have to learn the technique and decide for myself. Luckily, this time I don't have to deal with a circular saw.

    Amituofo.

  3. #13
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    sounds about right, but if it makes you happy who cares
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    A circular saw would be far more effective than a one inch punch.

    (Great story by the way. You know, they didn't build Vegas with the idea that people would win...)

    Here Maestro, for some reason this made me think of you:

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    lol, THATS a good one, by one i mean that pic, and the story was good to, sad but good.

    my brother was and probably is to this day still a victim of that dumb ass movie, and he must have watched it a thousand times and eventually dropped out of college to play poker for a living, which didn't end well for him either.
    "did you ask me to consider dick with you??" blooming tianshi lotus

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