CHICKEN LITTLE CRAPS

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  1. SevenOut, Nov 24, 2013

    SevenOut

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    If Chicken Little Craps Players were Elk hunters... they would come home with a squirrel tied to the hood of the pickup truck and call it a successful hunt! No shit.

    Do you want to WIN playing Craps? You are not going to do it with a loser's mind set. We all agree that Craps has NEGATIVE EXPECTATIONS. If you have not figured this out by now, you are the one driving into town with the squirrel tied onto the pickup hood to impress the guys at the local bar.

    Those of us who have played Craps long enough DO understand we all enter the game with POSITIVE THOUGHTS to a Negative Expectation game of chance. And maybe you feel you have some power of control over the randomness of the dice combinations and even then... you are merely hoping that the dice total and the game your are playing are in synch. Often... your game is OFF and out of synch. You look around the table and observe that everyone is "out of synch" with the dice. Your Bankroll is your "ammunition" when riding off with General Custer who is hedging his bets while the House is coming in for the Kill. And, this happens to the best and faster to the worst of us. I have no doubt that some of the winners on this Forum who post... have a terrible record of misplacing the decimal when WINNINGS are reported and are much more VAGUE discussing the last well deserved scalping.

    Chicken Little Craps... after the dust settles it is pure, Bankroll Management to accompany a good or bad game plan at the Craps Table. If your money management skills are sadly, misdirected towards surviving long enough hoping the troops arrive to save the day... you are fooling yourself. No troops are coming. It is everyone for themselves playing Craps. Each player has dug their chips into the chip rack and glancing for a third and fifth and tenth time counting what is left of their ammunition. This is the Chicken Little Craps management point I want to make. If you are out of ammunition (chips) you begin to throw rocks and sticks like a girly boy where everyone wants a trophy for losing every game of the season... 12th place.

    As much as you might disagree with me... you can only win if you make yourself confident enough to Play to Win. Sure, you can show off your 12th place trophy and I am sure it is pretty. This is the $1000 in the rack, and $15 working on the table... 12th Place Trophy Players. I call them Smokin' Joes, as you have to be on something to think anyone is impressed. You can default from an aggressive game, win or lose... and play for "time at the table" and just hope that the reinforcements arrive before you are dismembered and fed to the crows. If YOUR GAME is tested... make the Bankroll count and hit the table HARD. The Casino HAS reinforcements. If the table is being "wiped out of House Chips"... the four wheeler shows up with MORE to throw at you, with the expectation that the dice will turn and you will default to some "time saving game plan" betting every third roll, or the Don't and Do at the same time... you know... rocks and sticks. The Casino recoups their losses over time and you are poorer for not hitting hard while you were at the top of your game.

    There are plenty of Chicken Little Craps games to pick from on the Forum. These systems can be comforting, knowing that other players agree the longer time spent at the table is the cost of entertainment and well worth the cost.

    Myself. I am coming in hard and strong with excellent Bankroll Management skills and a working aggressive Full Monte System. I am stealth in my game playing options and can press up my bets or back off to my minimums game action in seconds. I do not blink. I do not flag down any "free drinks" while playing. I do not discuss sports, squirrel hunting, chickens or these dice must be loaded. I am focused and will give the game all I can manage to beat the house at their own game. I am playing percentages... not chip totals. If you are always planning on "doubling your bankroll" you are a Smokin' Joe. You get that Bankroll in the chip rack up 50%... work what is on the table to your BEST ADVANTAGE and squeeze every win possible... until the Seven Out.

    You are now, no longer a Chicken Little Craps Player. You will look around the table and notice those who are 12th place trophy winners. Experienced, hard core Craps Players can tell the difference between Chicken's, Squirrels and Elk. Although it may not matter to you now, or tomorrow... when you go home you can look on the hood of your vehicle or in the back, under the canvas with the Elk you EARNED for working HARD at something you enjoy.

    Think about it. Reflect on previous wins and losses. Did Chicken Little Craps hurt you? If not... bring tape to attach the squirrel to your pickup hood... it holds better when the road gets rough.
     
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  2. SevenOut, Dec 10, 2013

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    I should have titled this with Turkey in the text, somewhere.

    No body wants to be a Chicken Little or even a Turkey Little as well. Sometimes it could be called Qualifying Little Craps. There are lots of terms that can be moved into or out of the title.

    Craps is NOT a game that is predictable. And, if you disagree... you are not predictable... no more than the dice are considered predictable. So unpredictable dice and predictable players still have to socialize among each other.

    Some posters call it "Their Game Plan". "Qualifying a Shooter". "Setting the Dice". It is a way to stall BEFORE jumping into the swamps and Bayou of Craps Diving. It is a way to guard your bankroll while NOT playing, watching other players who ARE playing and if the others are losing while you are watching... feeling good about yourself.... waiting to Qualify some... thing or one.

    If the table is Winning... now you are feeling that this game is going to turn sour real fast and I am sitting this oddity of Craps Nature out. Still feeling good about yourself... waiting to Qualify some... thing or one.

    If you are going to sky dive out of an airplane... it does help if you jump out FIRST. Otherwise you are just a passenger with a lot of back pack. This applies to playing Craps. Step up. Take what the dice are going to give your game plan... and pull the chord BEFORE the trees are looking pretty tall.

    Next time at a table... look around and see which players are reaching maximum pulse rates. They are out there and are my Chicken Little's. The lack of confidence is overwhelming when you do NOT KNOW your/a game or even understand Craps. You will know when you are comfortable playing. This feeling does not come on your first, second or sixth time playing. There is no specific number of times you have played or counting minutes or hours. It is a mental part of the game that MOST players will eventually achieve. This mental part is covered with knowing the Craps Layout, Mathematics and studied various game strategies and explored Dice Control and other ideas offered that may or may not be of interest to you.

    Even I, a graduate of Chicken Little U have butterflies when I find an open position at a table, buy in and get chips onto the layout. The higher sense of awareness lasts the entire time I am playing. This is WHY I play. I also do not go "blank" mentally when the dice are in my favor or not. I am in control and maintain that through out. Everyone handles Craps differently. We tend to gather around those who share our own Craps belief system... but that is good... if they are not Craps Degenerates. So, work up to your game and be a good observer of other players and yourself.

    There is no stigma to have been a Chicken Little Craps player. We all have been there.
     
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