Foods for Thought: Many experienced or half-baked blackjack players believe that there is only one correct way to play a hand, that is according to what they think is right. Some would even curse at any players at the table who play differently and caused them to lose their hands as a result. If you run into those characters and you wish them to leave the table when the the shoe or the true count is getting into a slightly positive territory -- say, only +1 or less -- you may consider playing differently -- regardless of the quality of their advice. If, by luck, you win but they all lose because of your unconventional play, they may become so mad and leave the the table while throwing insults at your "selfish" play. Even if you also lose, that won't be too bad since you must still be betting close to your minimum when the true count is less than +1.