My buddy, another person and myself went to the casino late last night. We arrived at the casino property and we kind of had a huddle and a before game meet in the parking lot. What is strange is that we all looked at each other and laughed. I said, you first, the other shrugged his shoulders and the third person, says--hey tonight is the night.
Now, I have tons of experiences playing for a solid 30 plus years, since the days of kick-behind boardwalk get down and dirty Atlantic City. Huddles on the boardwalk, meets out on the Black Horse or White Horse Pikes prior to getting to Atlantic City, meets up on I-95 at the service areas prior to getting off to go to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casinos, all of that stuff. Nothing new, nothing at all. Most are just pre-arrival bull stuff, but you know, once in awhile those meets do add thought, conscious alertness and allow one to think a bit clearer and set things aside that do distract us, or at least let us be aware of such.
We stood there and talked. The three of us said, follow what the shoe is presenting, do not fall prey to the people and the side line stuff, be conscious, be aware. Follow, no matter if chopping, 2s, streaks or whatever. Just lets overpower the shoe.
What happened inside was just that and yes, we did get side tracked and yes, we did also follow what we said. I just wish we totally tuned out the side line stuff.
Just reality. Real events, real play and real baccarat.