Betting the 6 and 8
Continue to more your place bet up one unit as you
make each pass-line number. That is, after you make
two points (two pass-line- wins), increase your bet
from two units or $12 to three units or $18 on the
neat 6 or 8 hit after your third pass-line number
is established. Sevens on the come-out roll do not
count for increasing your place bets, only for establishing
and then making your pass-line number.
Let the next place-bet win on the 6 and/or 8 finance
your next bet increase up to $24, or tour units. To
reach this step, you would have made three pass-line
numbers; now you are working on your fourth. A possible
point of confusion is when 6 or 8 is your point, winning
the pass-line (making a pass-line number of 6 or 8),
collecting on your pass-line win, and then throwing
a non-six or -eight on your next come-out roll.
Let's say you're at Step 4, you make your point of
8, you have an $18 place' bet on the 6, and you roll
a 5 as your new point. How much do you place bet on
Conservative bettors should toss the dealer $6 and
say, "Make my 6 place bet look like $12 each
on the 6 and 8." The dealer takes $6 off your
6 place bet, combines it with the S6 you just tossed
her, and places it on the 8. Sure, you're backing
off a little, but that's okay. Keep it simple and
keep your focus on your rhythm roll.
|And That's #70
for Mark McGwire!
a stadium, baseball is often a wild game, figuratively.
At the poker tables, Baseball is a wild game, literally.
The numbers three (strikes), four (balls), and nine
(innings) are important on the diamond and they also
have special significance in this poker game.
Baseball, like many home games, is a variant of seven-card
stud. Threes and nines are wild. A nine is always
"free," as is a three in the hole, but a
player dealt a three face up is, "hit" with
a penalty. The penalty differs from game to game.
In most variations, a player dealt a three face up
must either immediately match the pot or fold. Although
poker novices frequently pay the pot-matching penalty,
figuring their wild card will give them a great chance
to win the pot, this is almost always wrong. There
are too many other wild and extra cards in the game.
Unless the three gives you an almost certain winner
(like a high five of a kind), fold.