I've often considered, that if a shoe starts overtly streaky due to lots of naturals, you see lots of 8's and 9's leaving the deck, it leaves small cards for the end of the shoe, which should be good for the Player side.
I checked out Gentings online Baccarat offering, sad, 1 single table, no customers, whereas the other major chain has about 18 tables which you can jump around, you can even play 4 tables at once, with customers all around the world.
Anyway shoes from last night.
Given the number of shoes I've played at this joint, the return of this series of chops was surprising, threw me a little as I had switched to FLD mode.
This is kinda amazing to my eyes, look at the perfect 20 hand symmetry after the first single Bank, which is only broken by the first double Bank. I was watching that unfold, thinking I must bet the Bank to double, which it did, but I missed the bet BUGGER. I would have expected a long series of chops in this shoe, but they never materialised, than when it thins out a little for about 7 hands.
Amazing in hindsight, again a perfect 23 hand symmetrical pattern with it's middle being the Player streak of 3, broken by the proceeding Player 5 streak. Early switching between OLD & FLD brings in a lot of juice from this shoe, isn't hindsight a wonderful thing.
Finally, oh deary deary me, saved this one for the last. I love shoes that start with long streaks as it presents lots of "bet against the continuation of the Pairs (anti-repeating triplets) options. Oh Boy, I was playing "AB" and
to make matters worst, upon seeing the Banker streak at the start, I decided to up the ante for some quick profitable hits Double whammy.
I'll be truthful, best readers don't think everything is a walk in the park and gambling is so easy. It inflicted a lot of damage, a world of pain.
How to recover from that? Your mind starts attacking you, "if only, I pushed it to far, I could have been, why".
So switched to strictly "AB" at a higher chip level using a Fibonacci, jaysus, a few times I had to place 34 unit bets, which thankfully all won. So I'm recouping, but all it takes is one bad run, and it's bust. Yet I knew "AB" is specifically designed to control the LAIRS, so leave all the small feeler bets, I should't lose 8LIAR.
But it was diffcult obtaining the 2nd win or WLW on occasions. Maintained that for many shoes, and to borrow an old quote from GamblerGlen "it's like playing with wet dynamite".
I got so far, nerves rattled, I abandoned "AB" and decided to grind to a certain point, scaling back by my unit value and using an even deeper Fibonacci. The lower the unit value the further I could stretch things, all the way up to a 233 unit bet if required. The bet selection I decidced to employ was basic FLD. Exactly the same as I used back in 2004.
Except this time, I would look for tables already showing approx 6 chops, so basically applying VL's. For me to lose, any given shoe would have to produce a series of something like 16 chops. I didn't expect on seeing that last night. So I'm grinding away, then was struggling to stay awake, so had to quit. Still a fair bit of work to do.
I'm into the hundreds and hundreds of shoes using this "AB" approach, for sure you get rough shoes, but in the main, it has served me well and overall held up. but with Gambling nothing is cast iron, you encounter shoes such as above to test your fortitude. Anything and everything can lose on it's day.
And it's too easy to say the event OLD would have cleaned up, while conveniently forgetting those occasions when Trending has simply not worked.
Enjoy, or not, in this case.Might pin this to my wall, as reminder.