"Being new to baccarat I see some players not betting early in a shoe. Appears they are waiting for some sort of pattern to develop and then take advantage of it. Makes great sense to me." Be careful, leads to false positives!
Without perfect knowledge, you cannot and do not know what is within the shoe, the section, after the turning point, etc., etc., and so on. None of us will ever have perfect knowledge of baccarat. Sorry, I know that is not what many want to hear, but that is reality, stone cold and real-life baccarat reality.
We only know what has been exposed and presented within a shoe when we are playing. Reality is that we can never know absolutely what will come out. Through whatever means, Sections and Turning Points, an occasional hand or two through process and elimination, etc., etc. We fool ourselves into a wager, some of us with large amounts of money and others with trivial amounts of money. But the psychological process of wagering in this game of baccarat is hugely affected by numerous items as I have written about. Do not forget that or fail to recognize just that.
It has been attempted countless times to match unknown and waiting to occur situations/presentments with a generated theory based on technology opinionated and concluded by the author presenting it as, 'Perfect Knowledge', it is not. It is a rouse, it is an opinion, it is an educated guess, it is anything, but an advantaged piece of knowledge so purported to be as such. And that is where so many get confused as to what is what with this game of baccarat, decision making, strategy and wagering.
Look at it as a path or a hallway. It must end, but what are the twists and the turns along the way. That is why I began to break everything down into Sections & Turning Points, just makes things more manageable and acceptable, because before you complete a long path you must take the short journey along the way within that long run, no? Hence, my Sections & Turning points.
Stop the reactions, because they will provide you with tons of false positives. Those false positives are influential, realize that! Very much so!
There are usually counter reactions to the presentments as they occur, most do not even realize it. Pay more attention and attempt to look in from the outside, rather than submersing yourself in the game the way almost all do. Like walking down, a hallway, when no one is walking with you and seven abreast walking right at you. Your very first reaction(s) are, your pace changes, you look at which way you will start to divert your path and are they aggressive or just plain friendly and unintelligent? You ask and answer many questions subconsciously and react as well, again subconsciously. The same at the game of baccarat, learn it and realize what you do without even rationalizing it out and deciding upon it with knowledge, opinion and conclusion.
When it is in order, versus out of order, your process of realization is enhanced. But few of us stay ultra-conscious when we are playing baccarat, especially in a live casino, with the absolute neutral state of mind at the table. You may say you do, but you do not. Visual impact is very very overwhelming.
A standard method developed is not wise to follow, because the results yet to occur have no path to follow. Correct? The whole basis of every ones reasoning's are, the sheer number of models tested.