1) There is a tendency to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable. And that my friend is a huge block for many bac players. The contingency that we have chosen not to, or refuse to, seriously looks strange to us. And, what looks strange to us, we will generally classify as improbable. Then subconsciously you NOT will figure, what is an improbable needs not to be considered seriously.
2) Next, when a possibility is unfamiliar to us, we generally do not even think about it or give it much consideration. Again a huge mistake to make in bac. Instead, you will just develop a sort of mind-blindness to those types of things. My reasoning behind that is the following. You will not admit to what you do not know. Simple. AKA: Not having or refusing to have an open mind.
3) A known or an Unknown? Donald Rumsfeld summed it up best. Here is what I am talking about. There are known knowns; there are things that we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things that we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns-there are things we do not know we do not know.
4) Few things fall squarely into the categories of totally predictable or totally unpredictable in baccarat. Even if you do not know to predict something with 100% certainty, you might be able to come up with an estimate or a forecast of type, to at least visual the threat, which is if you are in the right frame-of-mind. But at least you will give yourself an edge and get a little further and become a little better than sitting there oblivious to what can happen. If you fail to make a forecast at all, you will see everything important as an unknown and those very things will remain as an unknown.
5) Be careful against giving yourself, or allowing yourself to remain with a mental block. The problem of the mental block will develop out of frustration that your knowledge of baccarat is imperfect and/or weak, thus failing to make any forecast or give yourself an edge. And what is worse yet, after you repeatedly lose playing baccarat, you justify the continuance without any sort of rationalization into a forecast by telling yourself that there is no way to forecast anything because nothing exists to forecast.