one for you. The other day I was playing at Murphy, that’s Cherokee River
in North Carolina. I’m shooting from SL1, (stick left first position). I
throw a two finger front, thumb in back, on axis (at least that’s what I
always go for) toss. Every toss I’ve seen, which is either PARR or a
similar type toss, has arm extension toward the end wall, right? So, I
come out with a point of six. I’m about to place bet a bunch of money and
the stickman tells me my hand went over the center line. He points to
center of the “sucker bets” area and tells me the boxman will call a no
roll on the dice and move the dice to another shooter. Have you
looked at a lot of videos and in every one, where somebody is throwing or
being taught a PARR type shot, they always extend over the center line
tried to move back on the rail, but there was a big guy to my left who
wouldn’t move. I threw my second roll and guess what? 7 OUT. I suppose if
I move to SL2 or SR2 I will not have a problem. But that sure got to me.
It changed my whole rhythm.
”Thnick” on Heavy’s forum
Nick, to answer your question, yes, I think I have seen it all. You have
to recognize the times when the establishment is messing with you. This
was one of those time.
forget that when you are in a casino, it is your choice to play “their
game”. They own it all and they make the rules. Be prepared to play by
their rules or be prepared to walk away. I like to think that I have the
savvy and discipline to do both, anytime it is required.
short version has to do with the stickman. Not all, but some, play a game
within the game. Once I was told that my arm was too close to the
stickman. Of course he deliberately leaned in to my arm during the act of
shooting. It’s their game. I chose to not make it mine. I rolled a couple
of points and colored up. There is always another game.
For more on how energy can subtly influence an outcome, you may want to
Playing 4 Keeps blog.
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