3 Ratios of the Shoe:
1) Strong Ratio. Controlled creation and appearance. Obvious, sectioned and distinctive formation of patterns. Strong, whether that is repetitive or weak or anything in-between, just once again, numerous occurring event within a section. I have won more money of these than anything and likewise, learned to stop when they stop, unlike most players. My own desire would be old school, is to follow it and lose only my last wager when I was triggered bu the presence of the ratio.
2) Sound Ratio. Equally orderly response. Everything happening in-between, the above and the below two ratios.
3) Background Ratio. Continuous Probability. Swing to even out, not much longevity of anything, but necessary and always has to happen best defines by regression to the mean. The most dangerous and hardest wagers to be successful on.
Understanding: The ability to understand the shoe you are playing. Easier said than done!
Background & Understanding: Everything creeping up, more so than direct up front. Complicated by the player being frustrated, aggravated and clouded.
Presentments: Formation and everything else being presented from the shoe. All reality, all actual, nothing in pretense or possibilities. The player's ability to recognize it and stop trying to change the shoe and continually wagering for what he wants rather than just going along with the shoe.
Directions: Giving up the one sided one tracked mind of the average player. 'North' and literally subscribing to and believing in all directions, N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW.
Once you get serious and really desire to be a successful baccarat player, you will realize the game is not about approaching it from one direction, let's say that us from the 'North'. The was more successful players approach it is from 8 different directions at once, North-Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West and Northwest.