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Offline Gizmotron

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Re: Practice Sessions
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2018, 02:04:16 AM »
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    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. Jean Kerr



    If you can keep your head when all about you   

        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   

    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

        But make allowance for their doubting too;   

    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

        Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

        And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   

        If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   

    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

        And treat those two impostors just the same;   

    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

        Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

        And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings

        And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

    And lose, and start again at your beginnings

        And never breathe a word about your loss;

    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

        To serve your turn long after they are gone,   

    And so hold on when there is nothing in you

        Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   

        Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

        If all men count with you, but none too much;

    If you can fill the unforgiving minute

        With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   

    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   

        And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

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    Re: Practice Sessions
    « Reply #16 on: April 14, 2018, 03:23:58 AM »
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  • Goodbye. It's not worth it to tell people what works or not. I mean why? There are only a few of us that have real experience. I don't need other ideas. I know the secret to randomness. There is no point in giving that away. The very best reward is in figuring it out for yourselves. So figure it out for yourselves. ... whew! 12 years of arguing. I don't need this anymore.

    Offline Jimske

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    Re: Practice Sessions
    « Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018, 07:17:59 PM »
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  • Looks like I came back just in time to say "adios" to Gizmo!

    I been away.  Checked in from time to time but just got back home after a long cruse on my sailboat that started last June.  Left it in Florida.

    But I been thinking about Bacc.  Played today for first time in months.  But I was thinking about this site and the main problem, IMO, is lack of focus and lack of sharing.  I'll take the last one first since it is a good segue in response.

    This whole idea that people have winning knowledge that they won't share . . . .  Why bother even mentioning it?  Ego?  Vanity?  Gizmo, you're going to share it with your friends or relatives if you have any.  That's normal enough.  Maybe you just secretly want to sell it and are fishing for bites.  Can't blame people for wondering about your motivation.  What was your objective for being here for 12 years?  So god bless - keep winning and we'll see you around

    So this segues to my first point about focus.  Everyone knows there is no mechanical, rule based betting and placement method that gives an acceptable win rate to make it worthwhile to play.  There is only methods or perspectives.  All which require some kind of MM, discipline, guessing whatever you want to call it. 

    Lots of people have good ideas, approaches to the game.  Maybe those who do could have a separate thread and include anyone who wants to discourse about that particular approach.  You could even set up members only and do gotomeeting practice sessions.

    The idea that everyone is afraid to share kind of sucks.