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Age and dwindling abilities [Jul. 23rd, 2004|04:45 pm]


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When I was a kid (14 or 15), it was a cinch for me to follow in and count cards when playing against my Dad..we would play blackjack, Texas Hold 'Em (before it was so popular on reality shows), and the like. I could also do it playing dominoes, where the ability is particularly useful in 42.

Now, I can really just do it successfully when playing 42, since by the rules you have a fixed number of decks, and the spots are easier for my eyes to count than the cards for some reason. When I'm playing cards, even one deck is hard for me to follow in. Am I losing it? Has anyone else found out that when you have a mortgage, responsibilities, and career, your brain turns to mush re: card counting and memory games?



From: thejcb
2004-07-30 01:31 am (UTC)


i love to play black jack and texas holdem. i play with my family all the time. i read books on how to card count but im not very good at it
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