Baccarat Hall of Fame Member kachatz1 Posted March 8, 2014 Baccarat Hall of Fame Member Report Share Posted March 8, 2014 THE WIZARD OF OZ...a Movie, released in 1939, 75 years ago.Likely most of you have heard of it.Likely most of you have seen it.Likely we should All watch it again.Very relative to our current game of choice...Baccarat.Why?Because at every table, there is a player with Brains, a player with Heart, and a player with Courage.In the movie, represented by The TinMan, The Scarecrow and The Lion.Also, a bunch of Monkeys ( the other players at the table), a couple of witches ( the good dealer/bad dealer, and the PitBoss), and of course, OZ ( Ellis) We, my friends, are Dorothy.About now, I know you think I am off my rocker.About now, Big Vic is thinking."WTF" ??About now, Pipecub is wondering whether -or- not to go " all in "But, for the vast majority of you, you knowI am not "off my rocker"I am not full of myself, I just want to help you WIN ( like this forum has helped me) And never, ever go "all in"So, what does Dorothy have to do with playing Baccarat?LOTS...a whole bunch....amazing the analogies ....1) She finds herself in a " mythological land" , one she barely understands , one she only in time learns is but a mirage. YES, this is THE CASINO.2) Throughout the movie, she encounters a host of characters, some of which are mentioned above, some of which are not.THINK " real hard" , and you will realize these are the people who populate THE CASINO.MORE IMPORTANTLY, these are the personalities who most contribute to this forum.3) And then, after all her trials-and -tribulations, and no matter whom she meets, whatever their particular circumstance, she realizes ther-is-no-place-like-home -and this is our home...So what does this have to winning a lot of money at the Baccarat Table?A lot.A whole lot.(a) there is no rainbow( if there were, there would be no such game© most of the time, even in the course of a single shoe, we all find ourselves playing the role of The Scarecrow, The Tin Man,The LionAnd YES, even Dorothy.And of course OZ.We are among the very privileged few who know how to " earn " our seat at the table every time we sit down.Lots of concern here lately about The Wizard.Lots of " wondering aloud" whether Steve Austin was really the SixMillion$$Man...and we have to settle for only 5????Lots of bleary-eyed confusion over 4D, and nobody seems to have the keys to the Kingdom....Maybe it's time to go back to Kansas.....click our heels, and it will all be OK?Hmmmmn...Too many people looking for the quick fix.Too much focus on 30-in-30, or their next million " overnight"Sorry to disappoint, but this forum is not about BunsOfSteel, this is not WaitUntilDark (google, don't ask me to explain....please)But YES, we are all looking/seeking that Rainbow...it is out there, but it is not about a single rain-shower somehow producing an ever-present pot of gold.It's WORK, and it will be WORK , for as long, and as often, as you choose to play.And WIN.And YES, just like Dorothy and her friends pulled back the curtain on OZ, it is in fact all right here in this forum.It's already here, if you just take the time to look for it.And even you can't seem to find it, you know how to ask for it.Nicely.Good luck to you all!I really DO wish you all the best ( especially those of you willing to work for it, because that is truly what it will take...)And you think I am kidding about watching a movie made 75 years ago can help you become a better Baccarat player?Well, how about you watch it again, or for the first time, and then re-read this post.......... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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