Recognition, Identifying & Intuition (4 of 10 in a Series)
Recognition, Identifying & Intuition
They all go hand-in-hand. In fact so many things in the game of baccarat does. But the problem is, so many only believe and play for a set-mechanical wagering type of betting pattern. They do believe that, the game will convert to and follow what they are planning, not the other way around.
Probably for most a real tuff thing, IMO—a hard thing in this simple—yet so complicated game is the ‘recognition’ factor a player must have and deal with to be the least bit successful. Recognition covers several areas, moving your subconscious to your conscious side of your mind and actually a steady reminder of the numerous things I brought up in other threads/posts about your subconscious mind effecting your decision making. Recognition is also being able to control your gambling, especially if you are winning or losing. Winning, actually offers you very little reason to stop playing. Usually you will convince yourself that it is all your skill and you are on the way to winning back everything you lost or if that is not the case, you are telling yourself you are going to win so much---you will have a record win. On the negative side, players tell themselves that there is really no reason to stop playing if you have lost—if you do then there is really no way to recover the funds you spent.
Unlike recognition that is generally trying to trim up your losses or walk with winnings and don’t get yourself lost within casino fairyland, etc., identifying will help you with your wagering style. The main thing about baccarat, no matter if authors spell it out or not—is the patterns/trends/events (whatever each of us labels it) as the main ‘item(s)’ to look for in this game. Of course they all keep continually changing, coming and going, waiting and exposing themselves, hiding for some time and then open for the taking, etc. Identify the event, no matter if it is weak or strong in nature and wager according. Hit it hard, pounce on it and then get into your money management division protocol so you can capitalize on the win money while reserving your buy-in for other changes or shoes.
You have to identify the event, no matter if it is a streak/run-chop- see saws, etc., etc. Shoes have patterns/trends/events that do develop and the characteristics will surface. One way or another, the aura, the point values, the events, and other items will forge a characteristic of some type and that is what you need to identify and then capitalize on. The shoe will present itself with events that either play into your psych and you get all flustered and aggravated trying to conform a pre-set mechanical bet placement method that will not match up with it, or—you see what is clearly happening and you merge your wagering pursuits with the emerging hands and you controlled your greed, outlook and optimism.
The hardest out of the 3 here is by far intuition. Many will say it comes with years of experience, trial and error, losses and difficult times gambling. I think they are correct. Pretty much the same in most sports to a certain degree. If you don’t know the down side, how can you be aware of the upside? If you don’t lose, how can you truly appreciate a win? Etc, etc.
I can’t see and I don’t think a teacher—a professor—a seminar instructor—a tutor, etc., can teach, intuition. Especially in gambling. Why? Many reasons, but the main one being what I have said in other posts. That is, the non-conformance of the 3 or 5 or 7 baccarat shoes you sit down to play with the overall averages and the data results of all the statistician’s, computers and baccarat experts here and elsewhere. Those shoes in front of you at 1:10 AM tonight are not going to be the result(s) of Jos Schmo’s 100,000 shoes or Grandma Kitty’s 6 time 10,000 shoes findings, period!
You are going to have to suffer through years of playing, whether profitable or not, before you actually have intuition. A lot of time playing is the bottom line. No magical book to read, no magical internet computer training course, no magical jade necklace to obtain. Some of us will get it and some of us will not. Some will get it sooner and others will take a very very long time.
But I think very strongly that the areas of Recognition, Identifying and Intuition are always working and clicking in your head, whether you are conscious of them or not.