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The Confidence Factor by Ellis


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Back in the 80's to get to Atlantic City from my house in Saratoga Springs, N.Y I took the New York Thruway to the Garden State Parkway to the Atlantic City Parkway. I was nearly always alone for this 4 hour drive through snow country. I remember one night the blizzard was so bad I couldn't see the road signs let alone read them. No other cars on the road. Ha, I ended up in Philadelphia. Should have stayed there the night, but I didn't.

The '86 Buick: Fortunately it was a good snow car and got me there back in the late 80's.

There was this spot on the Garden State where at night I could see the lighted casinos even though I was still 20 miles away. My heart always did a flutter at that first glimpse! And I wondered if that flutter would ever go away. I did not yet own the casinos but the war was in full fury.

The 88 Fiero: A one seater sports car. It got me there faster. The flutter started to go away.

The '92 Lexus SC 400: Now I could roar down the highway in one of the fastest and most luxurious cars ever produced. My flutter was completely gone. It seemed to have transferred to the casino managers. They were starting to bar me here and there.

The '94 Lexus SC 400: My doubts were completely gone. I already knew I was going to beat them before I walked in the casino. Any casino. So did they! And there wasn't a damn thing they could do about it, ha, except bar me.

Today I drive a BMW Z3 coup in the Summer and a 4WD Nisson Murano in the Winter. Sort of a luxury SUV. All fear of casinos is completely gone. I welcome the challenge. Also, there are no blizzards in Arkansas. Ha, just Tornadoes.

My point?

Initial fear of casinos is both normal and good. They are invincible to the normal challenge players present. So we simply don't challenge THEM. We would lose. We challenge OURSELVES. We challenge ourselves to ALWAYS find the easiest table in the casino to beat. We challenge ourselves to always maintain a -8 stop loss. We challenge ourselves to quit at our goals. We challenge ourselves to play OUR way and not follow the hoard - they lose!

Once you learn to always do those things that make you win, your flutters will go away. They will be replaced by confidence.

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Hi guys!

I agree 100% with Ellis. Very often we are the worst enemy of ourselves. How can you manage fear and bad flows? With practice and experience; discipline and right mindset.

Since 18 months I didn't enter a live casino, just online play: I never played so much shoes like in this period, ever. The nice thing is that session after session my confidence grows, I have no fear, I'm a machine against a machine, I bet in my range only and went out when required: from october I quadrupled my BR. Luck? Nooo, hard work.

Any sportman trains every day, NBA, NHL, NFL, baseball players, every day work to perfect their game, do you think we don't need this? You must train your mind, train your play, positive results WILL COME if you'll work well.

NOTHING'S FOR NOTHING

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Hi guys!

I agree 100% with Ellis. Very often we are the worst enemy of ourselves. How can you manage fear and bad flows? With practice and experience; discipline and right mindset.

Since 18 months I didn't enter a live casino, just online play: I never played so much shoes like in this period, ever. The nice thing is that session after session my confidence grows, I have no fear, I'm a machine against a machine, I bet in my range only and went out when required: from october I quadrupled my BR. Luck? Nooo, hard work.

Any sportman trains every day, NBA, NHL, NFL, baseball players, every day work to perfect their game, do you think we don't need this? You must train your mind, train your play, positive results WILL COME if you'll work well.

NOTHING'S FOR NOTHING

The thoughts expressed by both Ellis and Andrea on this thread may be the most important ones I will ever read on this whole forum. I first started playing Baccarat about two and a half years ago in a live Casino. I had some pretty major anxieties about doing so. I was not even exposed to the dynamic teachings of Ellis and BTC at that point. I purchased and tested various systems online and would head to Atlantic City thinking that the system I was using WAS THE ONE. My results were not very positive because of this, I would continue to purchase systems marketed on the Internet. I am celebrating my FIRST ANNIVERSARY of being a paid member here. Each day, like many of you here, I play online. I try to put in at least two to three hours a day of playing and analyzing using the principles that I have been taught. For whatever the reason, I can not make a penny playing on Bet Phoenix with real money. I must have some serious mental blocks about this. If USA players were allowed to work Dublin Bet and Black Orchid with real currency maybe my results would be change. The true experts such as Andrea,PJ, Andy and the players in Asia can do so, I applaud you.

My practice accounts all look glossy with BP, Dublin Bet and Black Orchid. Over the past year I have gone from learning the NOR system and advancing it further with becoming a disciple of the SAP that was develop by Ellis, Andrea and PJ. have had encouraging results playing NOR in AC with it. The confidence is growing. I term the SAP aspect as my advanced play method. I feel even more prepared and armed to do battle as I trek out to AC this week. I look to sharpen my table selection skills even more so. And when playing on the felts, I look to keep my number of bets per shoe to a minimum whenever possible. I am more disciplined with the stop loss. I will continue playing single units as usual, but now feel more confident to increase my bet size when I see the exploitable situations looking for Most Common/Least Common scenarios. To continue to grow as player and thus increase my confidence, I envision playing in AC at least twice per week this year. I look at how a person who becomes a lawyer takes seven years of schooling. A doctor in this country will need some 11 years of schooling and residency requirements before they can go in practice on their own. I realize that Rome wasn't built in a day, so conquering playing at Caesars will take me more than that too. But, what I am trying to express is that the only reason have been able to maintain my level of optimism and confidence is the work that all of you put into this forum. I try to absorb like a sponge all that is offered here. By putting in hard work this year, I know I can come back on my second anniversary at BTC to report even more incredible strides.

Happy New Year to all!

Ciao

Joey

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Hi Joey,

first, I think that you're in the middle of the river. I mean that you can recognize the problem but don't know yet how to solve it. This is a good thing, recognizing a problem is the very first step to solve it. I can suggest to work on your play in deep: after any session check your scorecard, try to find errors and learn from them so to not repeat them. A second step should be in building your confidence, you can reach it just practicing, till you get affordable, continuative, good results. More you play, better you'll play!

...and NEVER GIVE UP! share your results, pose correct questions, in this forum you'll find the right help!

ciao

andrea

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