To me, wagering has to be regulated by something besides, feelings, schedules, plans and desires. That is how I found "Sections and Turing Points". I have other posts and threads here in the Bac Room as well as My Blog section regarding this subject.
Events have to be classified and cornered to capitalize on them within the game, IMO. Things/Events happen in the extreme short run rather than a consistent play of events, say throughout the entire shoe or even half a shoe or possibly even a third of the shoe. Hence, "Sections & Turning Points".
A player must get into the feel, the aura and what the shoe is producing, rather than the preconceived thought of what a typical shoe of baccarat will or should produce in reality. More times things/events will not happen then the actual event does happen. Better to play this way IMO.
A "Section" to me, has to be determined by its visualize appearance on the "Big Road" rather than else where, such as the "Bead Plate". The "Big Road" is the reading as to what was produced. Not in anyway, what will be produce or should be produce, get that straight and realize it.
So the other night, the second shoe was the Banker shoe for most of it. The first section went like this:
B- -B-P- -P- -P- -P- P
B B P
B B p
In this case, the first Section would end at the 28th hand, just before the Players made the 5 plus the Tie. Even if the Banker side did not make the 14 to the Players side of 1, it still would probably right before the Players 5 and T, if say the Banker came out with 2 instead of the 10 and 2 instead of the 4.
One side will consistently build, while the other side repeatedly reduces or stay slightly less to lose each time. Not really patterns and trends, just recording the presentments because as I attempted to bring out, there will never virtually be an entire shoe or even half a shoe of exactly the same thing. Almost never, at least on a consistent basis.
Groups of 3 or 4 or 5 are most common and do become consistent so many times. The problem most of us do not see or realize that, is because we overwhelm ourselves with the winning or the losing caused by exactly that.
When you identify a Section and then you have a consistent and strong row within the Bead Plate, as well as other factors such as 1's and 2's or maybe 3's, you can get your wagering a bit larger and hit a few. Just do not continue, hand after hand with whatever happened to the opposite because of your thought. The shoe is producing what it wants, not what you need, want or desire.
I have found that positive progressions of wagers, especially after winning a hand or two, will benefit the player if he spreads out the wagering with 4-5 or 6 hands rather a consistent, every hand play by himself. The only time a player will really benefit from an every hand wagering play, is when the shoe is super strong with a repeating series of events, no matter what it is doing. But once again, a hand loss usually wipes out the previous wins. That is why I say, wagering larger and progressively can be a huge influx to your buy in if you can realize a Section, no matter what that Section is producing.
In the first Section I outlined above, if you have a vision of baccarat is strong and will run, you follow it and wager for the repeat and you visualize what is happening. Once so many come out, no magic numbers to adhere to, you begin to see the weakness or the chop, you go along with it. A Section containing say, 15 or 20 chops of 1's and 2's, then produces 4 or 5, you better either start following it or waiting it out. But, so many will begin the task of wagering against the shoe because they are convinced the chop has to come. And yes, it does have to come and yes, it will. But is that the productive and best way to play?
Why not wager a few and if winning, stay within the Section playing along with what is being produced. If winning, progress positively a few times and then pull down the winnings and if something fits in with many parameters than stack it up and attempt the one or two larger, out of your norm wagering with the control and conscious decision you will pull the winning down and totally reset? Not the progressive and uncontrolled wagering until you give it all back and go into tilt action.
It is not hard to win a few, but it is hard to recover when you do not have clear mind and thought. Sections & Turning Points will happen, if you can identify same, play within same, wager according to those, you stay within the parameters of what is actually happening. The player that plays for streaks, will not realize them the majority of the times. The players that plays for 2's will see a lot of them, but an equal amount of 1's and 3's when combined. He normally will give up all of his winnings to continue his play and not stop at just a few units. Again, if he does he cannot realize the larger wins. He will continually chase his losses or equal sessions with consistency and frustration. He has no guidance or governing item to allow him to identify what he really needs.
Among the numerous things I attempt to outline, is variance. The game of baccarat has variance and it is easily witnessed or followed if you can recognize it. It is elusive and it is always going to be there. It is the single most unpredictable and consistent item within the game of baccarat. It will play with your mind and thought process in numerous ways and that is what I attempt to put to the side. It is not easy but it can be done in many instances and situations. But as always, the longer you play, the more chance the variance will overcome and take what you have for numerous reasons I attempted to bring forward. Unlike other games, you can be on either side of the variance within the game of baccarat.
Here is a link to some other things I wrote in reference to this in My Blog. There are some examples there and I will post two later tonight reference the 2 shoes i am pointing out here. https://betselection.cc/alrelax's-blog/sections-and-turning-points/
Part -3- will have more actual shoes and some definitions of why the Sections & Turning Points are where they were drafted within each. I need time to get them together and will post them later tonight or early in the morning.