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Baccarat Chemin de Fer Rules and Strategy

Baccarat Banque Principles

Baccarat banque is enjoyed with 8 decks in a shoe. Cards below ten are counted at their printed number and with Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Bets are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not actual people; they simply represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The score for every hand is the total of the cards, but the beginning digit is dumped. For instance, a hand of five and six has a total of one (five plus six = eleven; drop the initial ‘one’).

A third card will be given out depending on the following rules:

- If the gambler or bank has a score of 8 or 9, the two players hold.

- If the player has less than 5, he takes a card. Players stays otherwise.

- If the player holds, the banker takes a card on a total less than 5. If the gambler takes a card, a chart is used to figure out if the house stands or takes a card.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The larger of the two hands wins. Winning bets on the banker pay out 19:20 (even payout minus a five percent commission. The Rake is kept track of and paid off once you depart the game so make sure you have money remaining just before you quit). Winning bets on the player pays out at one to one. Winning bets for a tie frequently pay 8:1 but sometimes 9:1. (This is a bad bet as ties occur lower than 1 in every 10 hands. Be cautious of wagering on a tie. However odds are astonishingly better for 9 to 1 vs. 8 to 1)

Played correctly punto banco provides fairly decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Scheme

As with all games baccarat banque has a handful of common misunderstandings. One of which is close to a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t a harbinger of future events. Keeping score of past outcomes at a table is a bad use of paper and a snub to the tree that surrendered its life for our paper needs.

The most familiar and probably the most acknowledged strategy is the one-three-two-six plan. This tactic is used to maximize winnings and minimizing risk.

Start by betting one chip. If you succeed, add another to the 2 on the game table for a total of three units on the second bet. If you win you will retain 6 on the game table, subtract four so you keep 2 on the third bet. If you succeed on the 3rd round, add two on the 4 on the game table for a total of six on the 4th round.

If you do not win on the 1st bet, you take a hit of one. A profit on the 1st round followed by a hit on the second causes a hit of 2. Success on the 1st 2 with a hit on the 3rd provides you with a take of two. And success on the 1st 3 with a defeat on the fourth means you experience no loss. Winning all four rounds leaves you with 12, a gain of 10. This means you are able to lose the second bet five times for every successful streak of four bets and in the end, experience no loss.

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