Don’t Blame Third Base at Black Jack
Have you heard of somebody who likes to lose? Most of us have a burning desire to win whether it is a quest for excellence or simply because of a competitive spirit. Other than the mathematical reality of the game, some players might blame the other players at the table, the dealer, rotten cards or even bad luck. These things can happen at the black jack table no matter how optimistic the players are most of the time.
The seat that gets dealt to first and is closest to the dealer is referred to as first base at a black jack table. The third base is the seat of the player that receives the last cards before the dealer. The rest of the seats don’t have any designations at all. The third base is the seat that concern players the most. The decisions that this player makes receive the most scrutiny and also because the player holding this seat is the last to act before the dealer.
Most of the time, black jack players assume that since they took the time to learn the basic strategy the other players at the table should also know the line of attack as well. More often than not, other basic strategy players at the table get very distressed when a player at third base decides on a move which is not in favor of basic strategy. For instance, when the third base player takes the card that would have busted the dealer and takes a hit on a hand he should have stood on, you should watch out what happens when the dealer wins the hand. The blame for the loss will surely be placed on the player at third base. When this situation happens, it usually ends up with name calling, discussions, heated arguments or even worse.
If you will try to analyze things, the player sitting in YOUR seat is the only player who can actually affect your game. It is common for most players to have the tendency to forget about all the instances when the third base player’s “mistake” actually saves the table. The thing that most players always remember are the times when the card taken by the third base player results in a loss. Besides, the third base player may be making decisions against basic strategy because his decisions are based on the low and high cards left in the deck and for somebody who is counting cards it might actually be the right play.
So never put the blame on the other players. Anyway, it is not your money that they are playing but theirs. A player has the right to play the way that he wants to. Anyway, you have the freedom to get up and transfer to another table if you dislike the way someone plays at your table. Avoid making your trip to the casino a bad experience by sneering at the other players. And besides, casinos are designed to give fun to everyone seeking for entertainment.