jpprovance
jpprovance
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April 1st, 2016 at 3:32:42 AM permalink
Hey, Baccarat players. Question for ya, Is there an easy way to memorize this part of the chart? If not, how did you memorize the draws?

● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 3, then the Banker will always draw a card except if the Playerís 3rd card is an 8.
● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 4, then the Banker will only draw a 3rd card if the Playerís 3rd card is a 2 Ė 7.
● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 5, then the Banker will only draw a 3rd card if the Playerís 3rd card is a 4 Ė 7.
● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 6, then the Banker will only draw a 3rd card if the Playerís 3rd card is a 6 Ė 7.

Thanks in advance!
jpprovance
jpprovance
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April 1st, 2016 at 12:50:53 PM permalink
I actually made up a system to make this easy to remember. The chart looks hard to remember but its not.

Since Banker 4,5 and 6 all draw at 7 that's easy to remember. So:
● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 4,
-If Banker has 4. subtract 2. So 4-2=2 which means draw if player pulls 2-7

● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 5,
-If banker has 5 subtract 1. So 5-1=4 so draw if player pulls if 4-7

● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 6,
-Take bankers total and subtract 0 and draw if player pulls 6-7.

● If the Bankerís 1st two cards equal a 3,
-This is easy to remember because it's only one clause. If player pulls 8 no draw.

Hope this helps someone out there
socks
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April 8th, 2016 at 10:43:28 AM permalink
Not sure this is helpful, but I was just writing baccarat simulation code and came across this in wikipedia, "A math formula equivalent to the drawing rules is: take the value of Player's third card, counting 8 and 9 as −2 and −1. Divide by 2 always rounding down towards zero. (Thus −1, 0, and 1 all round to zero when this division is done.) Add three to the result. If the Banker's current total is this final value or less, then draw; otherwise, stand."
ThatDonGuy
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April 8th, 2016 at 12:15:37 PM permalink
It reminds me of an episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Barney explains a convoluted way of remembering 1776 to Andy, to which Andy responds, "Wouldn't it be easier just to remember 1776?"

Banker draws on (based on what he has, and what the player's hit card is)
with 3, 0-7 and 9;
with 4, 2-7;
with 5, 4-7;
with 6, 6-7
Also, if the player stands, treat it as if the third card is a 5
socks
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April 8th, 2016 at 1:12:37 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

It reminds me of an episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Barney explains a convoluted way of remembering 1776 to Andy, to which Andy responds, "Wouldn't it be easier just to remember 1776?"
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lol, yeah, probably. fwiw, the wiki math formula did keep my code more compact (if possibly less efficient).
LuckyPhow
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May 19th, 2016 at 4:59:57 PM permalink
One time, I asked my dealer how she remembered whether to hit the Dealer hand, and she told me this is how she learned it in Dealer School. Remember these four things to play correctly IF THE PLAYER TAKES A 3RD CARD:
Thirty-eight Special ("Special" because Dealer draws with a hand total of 3 UNLESS the Player draw card was a 8.)
427 (Dealer draws with a hand total of 4 if Player draw card was 2 thru 7)
547 (Dealer draws with a hand total of 5 if Player draw card was 4 thru 7)
667 (Dealer draws with a hand total of 6 if Player draw card was 6 or 7)
Summary: 38-Special, 427, 547, 667. So, as soon as you know the Dealer total, you know which Player draw cards you can draw against.
In my experience, dealer always draws with hand total of 1 thru 3 and always stands on hand total of 7 regardless of what the player draw card was. Of course, if the Player took no card, Dealer takes a card with totals of 0 thru 5 and stands with totals 6+.

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