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Have your cake & eat it to?  Similarity in relationship to baccarat wagering.

"You can't have your cake and eat it (too): is a popular English idiomatic proverb or figure of speech. The proverb literally means, "you cannot simultaneously retain your cake and eat it". Once the cake is eaten, it is gone. It can be used to say that one cannot or should not have or want more than one deserves or is reasonable, or that one cannot or should not try to have two incompatible things. The proverb's meaning is similar to the phrases "you can't have it both ways" and "you can't have the best of both worlds."  Streaks or chops, continuing to play to rack it in or giving it all back, endless thoughts, endless real scenarios.  But so close and parallel in comparison.
 
Having to choose whether to have or eat your cake illustrates the concept of trade-offs or opportunity costs.

And baccarat wagering, especially winning (playing/wagering when there are events happening and you are playing large, not a trivial grind bet) is just like that, IMO.  No different, think about it.

Many players misunderstand the meaning of streak, chop, alternating, pattern, trend, event, happening, opportunity, presentment, and so on and so forth.  Same as the proverb.  Once the opportunity is eaten, it is gone.  Not one bit of difference, really.  Only thing is, money is involved and it is that money that influences the players, IMO, not the event or the opportunity.  Possibly, if the player was to focus more on the latter, the event, the opportunity and stop be overwhelmed about the win or the loss with the money, he would play entirely different, better and more profitable.

"Alternatively, the two verbs can be understood to represent a sequence of actions, so one can indeed "have" one's cake and then "eat" it. Consequently, the literal meaning of the reversed idiom doesn't match the metaphorical meaning.

In English, "have" can mean "eat", as in "Let's have breakfast" or "I'm having a sandwich". So the saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too" may mean that you can't eat the cake and then eat it again; or less metaphorically, that what you want is unreasonable."

A baccarat player IMO, cannot and should not attempt to have two incompatible things.  How fitting, no?  How similar?  How thought provoking correct when you truly analyze it!
 
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