CJ 058 | Baccarat with Target 3 Play, My Craps Alternative

I’ve mentioned before that I use Target 3 Play in Baccarat and as the basis for my Craps play as well.

Thanks to Seth Theobeau for the inspiration and knowledge he freely shares on his blog about Target Betting. I suggest you read his whole blog from beginning to end. I did.

http://targetbetting.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/introducing-3-play-its-not-as-much-fun.html

Let me know if you’d like to see more of these instructional type videos.

Enjoy

CJ 057 | Session Report #46

Casino : Treasury Brisbane

$150 buy in
12ft half table
SR-6
6 players
3V set

It’s been 6 weeks since I’ve had time to indulge in my Craps. I wasn’t going to miss today for anything. Even just watching would be ok.

Arrived at 3pm to find the 1/2 table full again. Which is good because I want it full all the time to prove to casino management that they should not put the table back in storage.

I just watched for a bit because I could see a longish hand in flight and enjoy a good shooting display. From a guy who is a regular, which I would consider a rhythm roller.

2 important differences today.

#1 I have lost my little notebook which I track all my rolls.

#2 I thought I had $400 in my wallet but only had $150

So these 2 nuggets really upset me. I couldn’t believe it. I had reached into my bag to get my little tracking notebook and my little pencil and they were not in there usual spot in my bag. I didn’t realise how accustomed I’ve become to tracking my rolls and how much I get out of analysing the session afterwards with the data I collect.

I felt it was almost not worth going to the casino without it. But as I said nothing was going to stop me.

Next hurdle was my cash. Friggin wife and kids must have ransacked my wallet that morning.

So my usual $400 buyin was now down to $150, which meant that I had to totally change my bet style for the day, and I opted to keep it simple with OHCM. Then press up and out from there if a hand developed.

I had the option of SR-2 or SR-6 position.

Since I was playing and shooting dark I opted for SR-6 even thought it’s my nemesis position which I can’t throw very well from.

They were breaking in a new dealer but she was experienced so no issues there.

It was your basic grind session. Not much to report. Up and down.

A couple of my Don’t Come bets didn’t travel because the dealer forgot. I keep an eye on my bets. Of course next roll after that was the seven. Both times they tried to take my DC and I had to remind them they didn’t push it to the box number. They paid me.

I don’t say anything of course up front in case the number repeats, at which I have argued the other way that they can’t take my bet because they didn’t move it when they first should have.

I know being a dealer is hard work. So in the end whatever the box says goes.

My only hand of they session was a 10 roll, shooting dark. Got one point and all inside numbers. Everyone was getting excited and always remarks dark side shooters are the best shooters. I still haven’t worked out why? If anyone knows let me know.

Was just making a nice come back after a few early losses and my time was up and I had to get back to work. Oh well.

Colour in $123 (-$27) in 45 mins.

CJ 056 | Session Report #45

$300 buy in
12ft half table
SR-2.5
3 players
3V set

Been another couple of weeks between craps games. So I was itching to play.

Showed up at 3pm to make sure that the table regulars had bled out and left from a 12pm opening time.

Sure enough they had all left. With one remaining and not many chips left to go.

Had a great session today where I was playing all sorts of plays, when the need arose.

Playing both dark side and right side.

Shoot It Alls One hit can’t miss play on others.

Don’t pass target 3 play including laying odds for me as well.

And a play which I don’t know the name of which I hope someone can tell me what it is. I’ll explain it below.

I set for 3V with three finger top edge grip. I aimed for the big 6 box today and my target landing zone hit rate was very good today.

When I bet for the dont’s only on my hands, I set the dice to the hit the seven after the come out and laid odds against it. That worked well aiming for the seven.

I played OHCM play on the other regular at SL-1 And I would always step back to give him all the room he needed. I’m a respectful player. And expect the same in return.

So here’s my play I was road retesting on only my hands after I’d warmed up.

Got the idea for this initially from MP (Mad Professor) – “Regression avoids Depression” series of articles on dicesetter.com http://www.dicesetter.com/mp/dmad140regression.htm

And more recently from Marc (aka BoneThrower) on his youtube channel.

$10 DP
$66 inside working on the come out

Inside hit #1 – drop $1 and press all inside by one unit each (to 4 units each) [+$21]
Inside hit #2 – press all inside by one unit again (to 5 units each) [+$28]
Inside hit #3 – same bet and come down to $6 six and eight. [+$35]

This then becomes a OHCM play.

I then pressed out and up from there.

Of course if the seven comes I then moved through the DP 3 play sequence, which I’ve mentioned before.

I’m sort of liking this play so far. Ticks my boxes for comfort and risk vs returns. $66 of place numbers at risk for $84 in three rolls including the come out roll.

Just need to hit 3 numbers more than not hitting 3 numbers straight off the bat including the come out. Can I do this. My numbers tell me I can.

I’ll try this again next week and get more comfortable with it.

Interested in any feedback on this play, and if someone knows if it has a name please let me know.

Colour in $350 (+$50) in 1 1/2 hours.

For those that are interested here’s my rolls for yesterday session. (I had table to myself for parts, and just one other so lots of hands)

6, 9, 8, 8, 6
7, 6, 6
12, 7, 5, 7

6, 7 (dark shooting for 7)

11, 6, 9, 7 (dark shooting for 7)

6, 4, 10, 8, 12, 6
10, 7

3, 7, 9, 10, 8, 7

5, 9, 7 (dark shooting for 7)

9, 11, 12, 10, 10, 10, 10, 7 (dark shooting for 7)

6, 11, 10, 12, 7 (dark shooting for 7)

8, 4, 5, 11, 6, 2, 9, 2, 5, 10, 9, 9, 7

10, 5, 7 (dark shooting for 7)

10, 8, 7 (dark shooting for 7)

5, 9, 6, 2, 4, 5
11, 5, 4, 7

6, 9, 8, 6
4, 8, 4
6, 11, 4, 6
5, 8, 12, 8, 4, 7

Take out the dark shooting for the seven hands, and if I’m not setting to get the 7, then it’s looking not to bad.

CJ 055 | Session Report #44

Casino : Treasury Brisbane

$400 buy in
12ft half table
SR-2
3 players
3V set

It’s been 1 month since I last got to the casino and since I’ve also practiced.

I’m surprised at how quickly you lose your edge without practice.

Today I was all over the place. Struggled to set fast and hit my landing spot.

Was never ahead today. And couldn’t believe my play. Both times laying odds against don’t pass on 4 and then 10 got knocked off.

Had 4 hands today. 3 PPSO and had a 23 roll (got some money back on that one).

A random roller had a mini monster, and I got some more money back on that one (fairly much back to my buy in).

The 3 PPSO shot me down. The last hand I had $110 inside to try to claw back a bit to even. That slapped me.

I was only looking for 3 hits and down and got shot 3 times.

Oh well regroup for next time.

And time for me to play some baccarat while listening to my favourite podcasts and get my casino fund back up again.

Colour in $266 (-$134) in 1 hour.

CJ 054 | Session Report #43

Casino : Treasury Brisbane

$400 buy in
12ft half table
SR-1
3 players
3V set

Well I finally after 10 week hiatus got back to the casino.

And wouldn’t you know it. The half table was full of regulars.

I have learned not to stick around and wait. So I sought out the $1 mini baccarat computer terminal.

Put in $300 and in short order after 20 mins cashed out at $405 just betting player using target 3 play system.

Went back to the craps game to find just 2 players left and SR-1 open, nice.

Waited for the hand to end and bought in for $400.

The table had apparently just finished off a couple of hot rolls. And the tide had turned. Which I now know is why the table had thinned out.

Anyway after not playing for so long I was itching to have my turn with the dice.

Well as far as sessions go. This was one of my worst as far as bet play goes.

1) my SRR ended up being 3.46

Out of 6 hands of 52 rolls. I had 15 sevens 9 of which were on the come out.

2) I tried to stupidly chase my losses on my last hand and did a $110 inside working on the come out. And then proceeded to throw 5 sevens in a row. Talk about shooting yourself in the face!

3) and it was death by a thousand cuts. Lots of small bets instead of backing myself.

If I had even just done $10 PL and $44 or $66 inside for 2 hits and down on each of my hands It would have been a sweet session even with the lowest SRR I’ve done yet.

So I now have to reset my clock and prepare for next week as I continue to ease myself back into the game.

Coloured out $139 (-$269) in 1 1/2 hours