We were at the aquarium and we saw a pair of siblings, a boy and a girl, run towards an exhibit. It was one of a few exhibits that only allowed one person to use it at a time. The two then had a dispute over who got there first and who would get to use the exhibit. This went on for a few seconds when Dad appeared. Dad could have asked one of them to give way to the other (enforcing a belief in biasness in either or both children), got mad at them (spoiling the day) or left them alone (not a viable solution). He did not. Instead, he interjected himself into the dispute and claimed, “No! It is MY turn!” And proceeded to playfully hog the exhibit. Dad showed me something today. 1. Using humour can defuse a situation 2. He got his children to focus on him rather than the exhibit 3. He got them to
In trying to understand the boundaries of a game, it is helpful to look at all the possible permutations of events possible. We shall do this with baccarat – bull-dozing through the math. The total number of permutations for baccarat is 416!/410! = 4,998,398,275,503,360. This is because there are 416 cards in an 8-deck shoe, so 52 x 8 = 416. We divide this number in factorials, meaning 416!, by 416 – 6 (for each coup has 6-cards, in relation to calculations). So we get 416! / 410!. As a point of interest, some of you might be thinking – isn’t there some kind of formula where we can plug in numbers and get the probability of results? Well, as far as my research has gone, there isn’t. Also, the removal of a 2 has a different effect from the removal of a 5. Meaning that each card has a different effect on the probabilities of the Player, Banker and
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In this article, we shall go over the various components of baccarat: Effect of individual cards on probability Effect of different card combinations in a coup Effect of individual cards on probability The following 3 line-charts show the effect of removing each value of card on the probabilities on the next hand of the Banker, Player and Tie. You will notice that different card values have different effects on the probability of the next hand. Running a regression analysis on each line, the following respective 3 bar-charts indicate the quantifiable effects on probability. Banker These charts show that removing 4s and 2s have the largest positive effect on the probability of a Banker result, while removing 8s and 9s have the largest negative effect on the probability of a Banker result. Player These charts show that removing 6s and 7s have the largest positive effect on the probability of a Player result, while removing 8s and 4s have the largest
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