Each of us plays a bit different in baccarat. Think back and make notes on a legal tablet. Keep notes after the night playing. Figure it out and you will be a more intelligent player once you do.
Straight win and then lose, straight lose and then win? Or is it a rollercoaster? Or do you experience a rollercoaster before you straight win or lose?
I found myself in a certain pattern the highest majority of the times. It has become very clear to me as to my pattern of winning, losing and ups & downs before really going on great win streaks or horrible losing streaks.
I also learned how much if any, I can additionally buy-in with that may assist me in a second chance.
When I merge all this together, it has tremendously assisted in my decisions of how long to play and when to call it quits.
Once you really know this vital info you will be able to make better decisions and calculations concerning your game. Merge that with your key wagering and some good camaraderie, and your will have a clearer picture of what to do and what not to do.
I always read about people on here with some sort of stop limit and I can only assume win goal(s). While there is nothing wrong with each, I guess a lot depends on whether you are a steady daily 'grind' player for food/rent money or if you play for the larger wins and maintain a career, etc.
I know lots of the local players at the few casinos around where I live. Most of them do work of course and a few are gambling for a living. I am not going to get into the merits of each, I just know the extreme volatility of the game and it is indeed extreme!!!
Curiously, I watch how others handle their wins and by wins--I am talking about for example when they buy in with say $500.00 and get up to $2,000.00 or buy in with $1,000.00 and get up to $4,000.00.
I have noted that the highest majority of the players, when they do win, will win that one time and stack up their bankroll as I have mentioned. Then they play super aggressively and the highest majority of the times---and I mean almost every time, they give it all back. Then they start into their bankrolls and then resort to the ATM for additional buy ins until they deplete whatever available funds they do have.
Seriously, start paying attention to how you win when you do. Likewise, pay attention to how you also lose when you do. Implement the will power and wherewithal to walk when you get up to that certain point. Don't cut yourself short on a win streak but don't allow yourself to give it all back either. There is a point where each of us will not be able to win, or at least win on a consistent basis as our earlier wins did for us.
(If you can absorb this---I feel some might turn around their mistakes. Someone from another board thanked me so repetitively for this)
The hardest thing most cannot do or have extreme problems/trouble doing is, to realize the point where one should gladly walk away. When the win goes up, the harder headed and more stubborn we all become. All we generally see, is the chip stack building and our chance to rack it in and of course, get even for those ugly previous losses we all have. Stop all that, get out of that mind-frame. I know 100% that is not an easy task, but if you want to play smarter and be able to walk away with your wins, you better realize how to do that. Couple that with being really conscious of the fact you are winning and when you get to a certain point, you will walk after giving back a certain low percentage of that same win money. This has to be a concrete, non-flexible decision that you will abide by no matter what. Once you do, you will realize that more of the win money will stay with you.
Likewise, your next play will not take into consideration any of the numbers prior to that date as well. Don't make walking dependent on increased numbers just because another previous win was 'so and so', etc.