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gr8player
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August 31st, 2013 at 8:29:48 AM permalink
Let me begin this thread with a view into yesterday's Bac session @Borgata:

Buy-in 1:00 P.M.:

Let's cut to the chase, shall we? An absolutely terrible start. I was down a good (or should I say "bad") 8 units at the end of that first shoe. That's alot for me in one shoe. Too much, in fact. (But last night's...Thurs nite...session was a relative breeze win, so I sorta figured...remember I'm a "variance" tracker/player...there might be some difficulty at next session...in fact, I cut my starting unit size (great move) for this session.) So now I'm literally forced into "grind mode". And grind it back I did. Two shoes later....2 shoes!....just to recoup (and a relatively small 1 1/2 unit profit).

So let's talk about "turning losers into winners":

My job at the table is to avert losses. Either eliminate them completely or lessen them as much as possible. That's my goal, that's my job, that's my responsibility. Whatever that means, whatever it takes....that's what I must accomplish.

Winning? Winning's the easy part. Thursday night's session gave me 8 relatively-easy units of profit. Less than one shoe. Won and done. Let's face it, positive variance is a, well, positive. Winning is going to happen , even in spite of ourselves. Winning is winning....nothing more, nothing less. Everyone does it every now and again.

But that doesn't serve to define my play. Rather, it's sessions like yesterday's that serve to define my play....my mentality, my determination, my discipline, my patience, my grind...my LOSS ELIMINATION.

And I must add this: Twice yesterday, during my "grinding to recoup" mode, I came with 1 unit of full recoup, only to slip back down a few unikts. Twice. Well, I'd go for full recoup only one more time, had I have failed, I'd have accepted the minor loss after such a long battle. But I was fortunate enough, on the 3rd attempt at full recoup to get there (and even a small profit as the Bank "dom" continued a bit longer).

But the real point is this: turning your tougher sessions, your losers, into winners (or as close as you can get to it). Whatever it takes.

Look, if you've got "half a game", if you know what you are doing, you know what you need to do...you've got to go into "grind mode". The plays...your plays...will come, if you allow them to. Grind it back. Get yourself back into the game. Mentally as well as physically. Strike that...mentally is even more important than physically.

Adopt that "loser into winner" mentality. And stick to your best game, always. No "tilting" allowed, just your best plays; and then the cream will, eventually, rise to the top.

As always, I wish it for all of you.

EDITED TO ADD:

I had briefly mentioned just above that I had cut back my starting unit size because of the positive variance from my last couple of sessions, and that proved to be a good move. But, know this: I play in units, not dollars. I protect those units, regardless their size(s). That's my job, my responsibility.
EvenBob
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August 31st, 2013 at 1:05:29 PM permalink
Quote: gr8player



Winning? Winning's the easy part.



I gotta find a pencil and write that dowm, I'm
sure I'll forget it otherwise. When I'm in the
casino I can glance at it for renewed confidence.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
egalite
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August 31st, 2013 at 1:15:07 PM permalink
Quote: gr8player

An absolutely terrible start. I was down a good (or should I say "bad") 8 units at the end of that first shoe.

Okay I'm biting my lip here, without asking the purpose of the thread starter other than fulfilling your need to tell us you won. So how about a bit more detail, such as, how many bets you made in that first shoe?
michael99000
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August 31st, 2013 at 1:20:47 PM permalink
Quote: gr8player



Look, if you've got "half a game", if you know what you are doing, you know what you need to do.



You're playing a game that's complete luck, and carries a house edge. Other than hoping to beat math (impossible), there is nothing to know
gr8player
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August 31st, 2013 at 1:39:52 PM permalink
Quote: egalite

Okay I'm biting my lip here, without asking the purpose of the thread starter other than fulfilling your need to tell us you won. So how about a bit more detail, such as, how many bets you made in that first shoe?



Regardless of how you prefer to perceive my intent in this forum, please know that I do not "post to boast". Rather, I am proud of the manner in which I performed at the Baccarat table yesterday, especially in the light of some beginning difficulties, and chose to share that experience here in this forum. IMHO, a terse "thank you" would suffice as a preferable response; I've better things to do with my limited computer time than to play "tit for tat" with you or anyone else whose main intentions are only to incite and inflame.

FYI, I went 8 for 22 with 2 lost parlay attempts. Absolute garbage shoe. Spit happens...it's the responses to it that truly serves to define us as Bac players.

EDITED TO ADD:

Stated a bit more clearly: I won 8 bets while losing 14, with two of those losses doubled as lost parlays. Hence, -8.
gr8player
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August 31st, 2013 at 1:54:11 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

You're playing a game that's complete luck, and carries a house edge. Other than hoping to beat math (impossible), there is nothing to know



Hello, michael99000.

Luck has its place in this (or any gambling) game, I'll give you that. But luck will take you only so far. And, as such, a serious Bac player cannot pin their hopes on it.

So, my friend, there just might be something else to know if we are intent on beating the math. Maybe. I say maybe because it's not for everyone, for some people the math MUST hold, for it is virtually immovable.

For instance:

A player bets the Banker side every decision. He must lose according to the house edge. In that case, it is written in stone that, in the long run, he must lose.

My contention:

If a player were to adjust his plays to the current conditions of the shoe/table ALL OF THE TIME and also adjust their bet sizes based upon his current variances ALL OF THE TIME (steady, consistent play)....well, by now I'm quite sure that you guys know my stance on that matter....

Suffice to say, I see it not as "impossible" as you might believe it to be.
DMSCR
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August 31st, 2013 at 2:17:16 PM permalink
gr8!!!! LOL. 1:00pm at the Borgata? I was there. Maybe we were playing at the same table. Who knows.
Beethoven9th
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August 31st, 2013 at 2:28:43 PM permalink
Quote: gr8player

Hello, michael99000.

...

Suffice to say, I see it not as "impossible" as you might believe it to be.


Teacher, you forgot to end with, "I wish it all for you!"
Fighting BS one post at a time!
gr8player
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August 31st, 2013 at 2:30:53 PM permalink
Hello, D-man, how the heck are ya'? Been a while.....

That was not my shoe, I was at the smoking table....I opened it....

I, too, prefer those "midi" tables across from the EZ bac, mainly because they carry lower minimums than the tables "upstairs".

Thanks for chiming in, D-man....come around more often, will you? You know that I respect your opinion(s). Stay well, my friend.
DMSCR
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August 31st, 2013 at 2:35:05 PM permalink
I will stop by in here from time to time. As hilarious as many of the members in here are donks who can never make it at the tables, this site/board does hold some merit. The hotels and games section are immensely useful.

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