I have never really concentrated on any wagering protocol or plan. For many reasons, but mainly for the reason of restriction, getting sucked in and not being able to think clearly.
However, last night, I did. I was really concentrating on the 1-3-2-6 and win and fuel the several attempts at my '1 + 4 Side Parlay' wagers. did feel getting bogged down a bit when I started to lose the initial wagers. Even more so than anything I wold normally feel, trying to describe this.
But I stuck to a 1-3-2-6 progression and within about 3/4 of the first she, I won 2 out of the 7 attempts I made for the 'fuel money' I made reference to. I prevailed at one 125-375-250-750 play and another at 250-750-500-1500. So I am sitting with 4,500.00 of win money from those 2 progressions of which it cost me right at $1,125.00 for the 5 losses to get there. 375 off one progression amount and 750 off of the other progression amount, from the 5 that i did lose out on.
So I am sitting with a net profit of 3, 375.00 from those 2, that I prevailed on. I lost another 650.00 for a couple of wagers trying to do something when I got sucked in. 2,725.00 to the positive. I was going to call it quits becuase it was slow, I didn't get along with the people playing in many ways, most regualr players not there last night. I won't even go into why I felt this way cause so many will twist and turn it and they do not think the way I do at the bac table.
So I was kind of determined to continue on, I took a long break and got some dinner. Went back, a few people left, most went broke. The board was strong, real strong, easy pickings---but you guys don't believe in all that. So I bought back in for 1,500.00 and slapped the other 1,200.00 on my buy in and pocketed it and put it away. Called the 25.00 extra for gas money. I don't pay for eating there or snacks or much else, so i was sitting there comfortable, not super happy cause of how strong it was and everyone going bust and not ma regular players there. But I said I would try my best.
So I bought in with 1,500, and allocated it as follows. 900.00 for 6 attempts at 150.00 to start each. The other 600.00 for misc. straight wagers to fill in between the '1+ 4 Side Parlay' wagers, i would bet very small just to keep going in my mind frame.
I lost 4 attempts with the parlay wagers between hand 1 and 3, so i was down 600.00 out of the 900.00. I was up about 250.00 out of the 600.00 amount. I was losing faith and conviction for many reasons, but felt stressed. Some due to what i was concentrating on and attempting to find better and stronger triggers than I normally go for and other factors. I actually felt pressure from trying to do something, rather than from my own results if they were bad decisions, I hope you understand what I am trying to say?? But all in all, I was more uncomfortable and more stressed in a way than when I normally play.
Then there was a section of the shoe where it was really strong again and no player once again really profited, including myself. It went from 4's and 5's and 6's to cutting back and forth with naturals for both sides and reductions on the losing side to zero or nearly zero. Pure chop-chop as I call it. It was about 6 chops out there at this point.
So I threw up another 150 on the 'cut' to ride the chop and I think about 100 out of the other money I had allocated and a quarter for the dealer, just to make it interesting and shift the pressure to him, LOL. It did cut and I then played the cut. I played it 2 more times into the parlay and won both times. I needed 2 more to get my goal of the 4 parlay's and the 4,000.00. (table max is 2,000 and although i could have asked another player to wager 400 if i won the 3rd wager, I generally don't do it with people I don't know well or feel comfortable with) I waited after that second one and it did cut/chop once again. I should have stayed on it, but at a table most others are playing the opposite of myself, against the board, are miserable with their heads their hands, I lose some of the strong wagers and feelings I would normally have. So I waited a bit longer.
Dealers changed and one of my favorite female dealers came on. I told her I had 2 more wagers to get my goal and what I was doing. She looked at me and said with confidence, Banker--bet the Banker and we will get a little Banker run going. I know 100% the talk, how if it did not, the dealers normally say, 'and that is why i am dealing instead of playing', etc. But she really never says all that, she actually has some emotion and real smiles, high fives the right way and never pushes the players. But most of all, with her, what I like, is on your losing wagers, she doesn't sweep the money and act like a God sitting there, etc.
I push the 1,200 out there and put 50.00 up for her to the side, 100.00 in her pocket if she makes the hand, as the dealers keep all their tips individually. She flops an 8 for the players and i look at her and she doesn't drop her shoulders like almost all the dealers would that were real, not those fake ones. She turns the cards for the Banker and has a five on top and slowly she is pushing it off the bottom card and it is a 4. She smiles a mentions about her 100.00 she really wanted. She is cool. Not just cause she had a 9 over the 8, she is always like that. Now I am at the 2,000 wager and she confidently says, 'let's go, let's do this'. I put the 2,000 up and a hundred next to it for her tip. She flops a 6 for the Players and a 7 for the Banker. The whole table was on Bankers. Classic, 7 over the 6, I guess.
I had enough so I called it a night. The players mentioned for me to stay, but as they did--I reminded them how miserable they all were when I sat down and played up to that point. I also told them, 'I'm not Asian--you won't listen to me anyways'. The dealer laughed, the floor person said, 'that's Glen--telling it the way it really is'.