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Done Much Better the Past Few Years with Couple of Things

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by GlenBaccarat79, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. GlenBaccarat79

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    Personally, I have done much better and walked away a greater amount of times with winnings or at least satisfied with just 'giving it a shot' and maintaining the bankroll and a real small amount of winnings as compared to risking it all to get to some unknown amount with no plan whatsoever.

    Seems, baccarat, more so than the other table games, offers false hopes and installs a weird sense of power and convinces most players that it is easy pickings. Which is far from the truth, at least for those that will be honest with their results. By the way, a few trips don't matter, it is year after year of playing that counts.

    What couple of things am I referring to? Here they are.

    1) The 1-3-2-6 and possibly 1-3-2-4 unit wagering system that I pretty much subscribe to all the time. It is easy to win a couple in a row, harder to win 3 consecutively. You don't have to play every hand, most do, the smart ones don't. You will see what I am referring to in the long run after playing 100's of trips. So, no matter if you are playing every other hand or every fifth hand, you can still employ the 1-3-2-6 unit wager when you do bet. If you make it past the second you have risked none of your buy-in/bankroll to continue.

    2) My money management style of 1/3rd, 1/3rd and 1/3rd. At a point I am comfortable with win profits, I will employ my 1/3rd management. Basically, 1/3rd of the win I will place back into my bankroll, put 1/3rd away without exception and 1/3rd for a possible reserve bankroll building-up fund again if I am on a longer multi day trip. All this can be altered if done 100% with absolute conviction.

    What is most important is this. Using this or something like this, you are more able to get up and leave with some winning rather than having that feeling, I could have won lots more if I only gave it a chance, etc. Using these methods should allow you to have greater willpower to walk away while winning something rather than the continual attempts until doomsday with your bankroll, if you follow your system.

    Most players without any sort of money management system will just increase their bankroll, their wager sizes and their play time. Exactly what the casino counts on them doing and exactly what most do. They will eventually lose it all, each and every time or the times they win more than the times they don't. In the long run they devastate themselves. It has happened to many here and they still don't see it.

    That is it, it has helped and helped tremendously. I really do think beginners or those with a short time playing, say under a few years, will not and cannot stick to any of this. When they win, they completely lose their good and common sense and all they see is their power to take the rack's money. Eventually and virtually everyone of them wind up giving it right back and all their bankroll also. But hey, like I said, it takes a player a few years or more to even begin to understand this style of strategy. For whatever it is worth, I am posting this once again.
     
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  2. GlenBaccarat79

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    I can't edit the top spot cause it timed out on the edit feature so I add this.

    I have gotten up, cashed out and was walking away,....That little fucking cock sucking voice inside of me---slapped me and said the following..."What the fuck are you doing Glen, get back there and smack their ass, get all you previous losses back, you were killing them, continue on my good man you got the mojo today"!

    I bought in with the larger bankroll. Big ass ego. Felt powerful. Wagered larger and harder. The rest ain't pretty. No ideas of my own plateaus or even what they were. No idea how to divide up the win money to be in my favor. No idea that I would be subjected to giving it all back.

    Then hours later, I was frigging broke, all the win money and all the buy-in/bank roll. I did that a few times too many and then sat down and conceived what I wrote above this post. Works.
     
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    THE MINDSET.

    Fear 4 things. 1) Other Players. 2) The Rack. 3) The Talk. 4) Your Wondering Mind.

    * Be real careful not to believe what others say at the table, especially if you really don't know them. Be careful not to get sucked in and follow their claims, could help but the majority of the times you will kick yourself in the rear for listening to their stupidity. If anyone loses your money--let it be yourself.

    * Be real careful about the dealer's rack. Don't count it, don't dream about it. Don't let it influence you to play any way you really don't want to play. Don't let it cloud your mind.

    * Be real careful about getting involved in talk that might influence your decisions and protocols. Think straight and clear and go with your thoughts, experience and gut.

    * Don't let your mind wonder. You will become side tracked and anything and everything that you implement for checks and balances will most likely go by the wayside. Just happens.

    Never ever and I mean never walk into the casino convincing yourself that you are going to smack and hurt the casino. You can't. If you win $50k or $500k, someone else will lose more than that. If you Win a really huge life changing amount (god bless you) it is worth 100 times more than the amount the casino is paying out to you in advertising and repeat business by the numerous others that witnessed that great event. All you are doing is adding to your clouded perception and making yourself not think clearly as well as other negative things. All you are doing is setting yourself up to fail! You are giving yourself a false expectation, false security and false confidence that will backfire. It is far better for yourself to set some realistic goal, like buying in for $2,000.00 and winning $1,500.00, or buying in for $50,000.00 and winning say $15,000.00. Taking a portion of that win money and continuing play to another goal. Get those unrealistic thoughts of smacking the casino and thinking they fear you out of your mind. You are genuinely hurting yourself beyond belief.

    I have no problem with the rare times that we can smack the casino, I would be the first one to exploit it at a table and live it. I have in the past. It will happen every so often. But, wait for it to happen before your mind reacts to it. When you get up $75k or a $100k, or in some people's cases $250k or $300k then go ahead and have the mindset that you are the best, the man, and the one they fear. But don't do it as you walk in and start playing.

    Your whole goal has to be to win and walk with more funds than what you brought.

    Not, 'I'm going for it and don't care', type of attitude. Or, 'If I lose, what I have in front of me it is worth the chance'. You will eventually put yourself in a bad rut--a rut that will cost you money and time to get out of. If you are continually playing for the big win or worse yet--the win to make up all of your previous losses, etc., you are on a financial and emotional roller coaster to nowhere. The financial and the emotional drain is huge if you do that--you might not realize it, but it most certainly exists in all players no matter if they experience that type of self destructive gaming or not.

    Knowing when to stop. I have advocated something that works the greatest amount of time for myself. What works for me , may not be the best for another, but do like the 1/3rd-1/3rd-1/3rd I have previously mentioned elsewhere here. Hold a certain percentage of your 'win' money when you do win and allow yourself to leave with a portion of the win while giving yourself an extended chance to win additional money and not lose your buy-in as well as some of your win. People will argue for sure, but IMO and that of many other players, people put themselves at huge risk for losing their buy-ins and win money because of their lack of realization and adhering to simple protocols for winning money. It will always revert back to that attitude of the player desiring to 'smack the casino' and 'show the casino who is boss', etc.

    Most of all, Patience-Willpower & Clear Thinking. Get your Mindset correct and employ a few other simple protocols and you will have the proper outlook that will allow youself to profit in many ways.
     
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    I guess experience makes for a good teacher. Over time I've developed rules like these for playing poker. My specifics are a little different, but the philosophy is the same. I think they'd work for AP blackjack play too.

    1) Get your poker advice and knowledge from reliable, trustworthy sources. Just because some guy talks smack on the Internet doesn't mean he's a winning player. Even if he is, can he teach YOU to be one as well? It's like baseball. Superstar players often find it hard to coach or manage; the best are often ex-players who struggled to get to - and stay in - The Show.

    2) Of course with poker you need to consider the money on the table: opposition stack size is a critical piece of knowledge. However, you can't think of money as MONEY while you are playing. Chips are only pieces of plastic to keep score until you rack 'em up and cash in. If you start thinking about what you can buy or do with the money you are winning or losing, it's probably time to end your session.

    3) Trusting yourself when you play poker is really hard, I've found. It's so easy to second-guess yourself and a lot of decisions are not clear-cut. There's a fine line between thinking critically about what you are doing, and simply overthinking. FWIW, this took me a long time to work on, and I still won't claim I'm great at avoiding overthinking.

    4) OMG YES - stay focused whenever and however you gamble. The need to do so playing poker (if you are there to win money, instead of socialize) is self-evident.


    Glenn, there's one other rule I like to follow that might like to speak to. The poker author Roy West wrote, "Don't play HURT," where HURT is an acronym for Hungry, Upset, Rushed, and Tired. You get the idea: your physical and emotional well-being should be good before you do battle on the felt. I think that's implied by a lot of what you say.
     

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