Once you understand the game of Baccarat, the subject of, "excesses" must be at and remain at the top of your list. Or, you will never really understand the game of Baccarat. Period.
You must be conscious of it and always remember it at all times. Bac is full of excesses and without being conscious of those, you will fall prey to the games pitfalls. Bac is not about the shoe only, it is also about yourself and what you belief, desire and pursue. And that is the reason so many never ever figure the game out and those that think they do, limit their own knowledge about what the shoe might do or might not do, not about themselves.
Most players that win and I mean literally like 99% or better, will ultimately blow all their winnings as well as continued buy-in/bank-roll money they will pursue and pursue and pursue relentlessly continued winnings. When those winnings do come, they will also be ignored and therefore, start an endless downward trend the player will become involved in.
Why? Because of substance and non-understand of the players speculation can add insight and advantages to your game if you truly understand them.
Substance. The game, the reality and the actual presentments offering opportunity.
Non-Understanding. The actual opportunity that was lost by yourself and your frustration for believing the misunderstood mentality that actually alienated you from winning. Again, almost all players will never figure that out because the blame lies within themselves and upon their own thought process, not what the shoe is presenting.
However, there is "Depth". The depth of understanding the presentment process which will make your buy-in rewarding or not. If you do not understand the game, you will not profit. If you do not understand what presentments can and will bring about, conflict will be the result that sets in.
Yes, it is challenging to understand and visualize why there is so little uniformity and consistency shoe to shoe with presentments and how things might play out. However, if you can understand there are limited sections that are absolutely easy to apply a positive progression with parlaying winning wagers to and win additional wagers without conflict, you are certainly on your way to excelling at the game of Baccarat. But if you do accomplish just that, my point about understanding the depth of the game and what the possibilities of presentments might come about, rather than thinking that certain presentments should or probably will come about, you are understanding the real possibilities and position yourself in the best possible mode to capitalize on those.
In other words, wagering with the shoe rather than against it, or believing that a series of presentments has to happen/appear because of, 'those should', or 'those probably will happen', winning hands, is not the road you want to go down or continuing going down. The best way for me to define those points are once again, depth. When someone excels in reality his mind and thought process are more aligned with the game of baccarat then those that are not. I.E.: Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl against the 49'ers. The last few minutes of the game. A crushing turning point that no one could stop. I am NOT referring to wagering on or pre-game bookie point spreads, etc. I am talking about the reality of the present time at the point. You cannot stop it, change it or even would have thought it could happen.
Okay, so when one series of events begin being presented, you need to realize it and positively progress with it. If not, you grind yourself down and lose. Period.
The one thing you do not want to engage in, is being at war with the, 'should and could haves' of your conclusions before presentments of the shoe. Remember philosophical statistical outcome argument will cost you everything at the Baccarat table. Great on the internet for the chat rooms and drama arguments for the math wizards but sucks at the table for real play! Really sucks!
Presentism. With a touch of Eternalism. In short, the only period of time which exists is the present, at least at the Baccarat table. Maybe in other aspects of research, science, math, history, etc., the past matters, but in Baccarat in real play, it does not. The Baccarat shoe in front of you will adhere to nothing and remain for its true order of presentments that are waiting to be presented. It will happen, with or without your beliefs, superstitions or desires. The past does not exist any longer and the future does not exist yet. TWO KEY THINGS!! The only thing that exists is what is happening right at the moment. You cannot count on or add in the past as it no longer exists and the future is not present, real simple and pure concept.
But you have to, and this is where it is a little complicated for me to explain, add some eternalism where the past, present and future might all exist at one time. This does not mean that each and every hand will include all aspects of past and future, being delivered as the present as math statistics have been preached to hold the holy-grail, which will never ever happen. The future is already set in that Baccarat shoe that the dealer shuffled and it is set for you and you are unable to change it.
The above is true, 100% fact, like it or not, agree with it or not. The reason it is so dismissed is the game system scammers and authors using it to define their versions of predictability and their own secret discoveries of ?New and Secret? data that will always fail.
So the depth you must understand is the inability to understand what the presentments will be and how consistency will or will not be mixed in as well. So what you see, hear, feel and experience at the Baccarat table contributes to the excesses that will kill you in the game. Likewise, you will never know or be able to prove anything past the present hand as soon as it is fully presented.
You have to understand that there will be highlights that exist and will be presented within Baccarat shoes. But you have to also understand the game and excesses with the pitfalls that cannot be so clearly seen. Like I said, once you do, you will be on your way to a better game and greater profits with the ability to hold those profits.
The Problem in Short.
So many players predicate something that needs to, or must happen, on an event that has not happened or been presented yet. Or, the players predicate a continuance on an event that has happened thus imaging a structure of the Baccarat shoe that has to match his imaginary predictions and that is impossible to come about with anything better than a small frequency of what will actually be presented in reality. And that small frequency will be the most costly thing you could ever wager to come about because the hit rate will be a few hands out of 80 and if you do not wager them all you will never be able to win just those hands. Get the picture? That is where all the drama of negative martingales come into discussion to recoup each negative series you wagered on to get to your few unit successful hits. I am not going to discuss the absurdity of those idiotic thoughts.
And right there in the above paragraph you have why so many players will fail to wager on the 10 Bankers followed by a couple of Players, followed by another 6 or 8 or 9 Bankers, or they play for the second line repeat when all of a sudden 14 chops are presented, or any one of countless other events, etc., trend because they are playing the cut, or something similar as to what they desire and believe will happen rather than what is actually happening.