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Baccarat Chemin de Fer Rules and Strategy

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Baccarat Principles

Baccarat chemin de fer is gambled on with eight decks in a shoe. Cards below 10 are valued at their printed number while 10, J, Q, K are zero, and Ace is 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not actual people; they just represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘house’ and ‘player’. The total for every hand is the sum of the cards, although the 1st number is discarded. e.g., a hand of 5 and 6 has a total of 1 (five plus 6 = 11; dump the 1st ‘1′).

A third card will be given based on the rules below:

- If the gambler or house gets a total of eight or nine, the two players stay.

- If the gambler has less than 5, she takes a card. Players holds otherwise.

- If the player holds, the house hits on a value lower than 5. If the player hits, a table is used to see if the bank stands or takes a card.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The greater of the 2 totals wins. Winning bets on the house pay out 19 to 20 (equal money minus a 5 percent commission. Commission are kept track of and paid off when you leave the game so be sure to have funds around just before you head out). Winning bets on the gambler pay 1 to 1. Winning wagers for a tie typically pays out at 8 to 1 but on occasion 9:1. (This is a poor bet as ties happen lower than 1 in every 10 rounds. Be wary of putting money on a tie. Although odds are astonishingly better for 9 to 1 vs. 8:1)

Bet on correctly punto banco gives relatively decent odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Strategy

As with all games Baccarat has a few accepted myths. One of which is close to a misunderstanding in roulette. The past is not a fore-teller of events yet to happen. Keeping score of previous outcomes on a chart is a waste of paper and an affront to the tree that surrendered its life for our stationary needs.

The most common and probably the most acknowledged strategy is the one-three-two-six method. This method is used to pump up profits and limit losses.

Begin by betting 1 unit. If you succeed, add 1 more to the two on the game table for a grand total of three units on the second bet. If you win you will now have 6 on the game table, remove four so you keep two on the third wager. Should you come away with a win on the third round, add two to the 4 on the game table for a sum total of 6 on the 4th round.

Should you lose on the 1st wager, you take a hit of 1. A profit on the 1st wager followed by a hit on the second causes a hit of two. Wins on the first 2 with a hit on the third gives you with a take of two. And success on the initial three with a loss on the 4th means you are even. Winning all 4 bets gives you with 12, a gain of ten. This means you will be able to not win on the 2nd round five times for each favorable streak of four bets and still balance the books.