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Living, Mindful Shooting ─ Part V
Each of us plays the mental
game by our own rules, depending on deep-seated ways of thinking and
living. Accordingly, some will be more drawn to exploring the mental side
of DI than others.
Whether we change our mind
in any particular way while perfecting our DI skills, how we might go
and what it means, are
personal things we discover for ourselves.
Toward an Ecology of the DI Mindset
Developing an appropriate,
practically oriented DI mindset requires effective stewardship not only
figuratively “between our ears,” but quite literally beneath our skin. In
Parts III and IV we’ve seen how proprioceptive awareness plays a
critical role in our DI skills because it bears on what we know about how
we move, feel,
and think. We simply can’t
escape always being under the influence of our own awareness, or any lack
thereof. Our self-image making mind is sometimes referred to as the
motoric ego―mind and body
combined to make us who we
The mental and physical
demands of advantage craps vary substantially from one moment to the
next. Most notably, we’re “within” delivering the toss one second, and
then we’re back “out” implementing our game strategy the next. In a
future installment, I’ll be talking more about how our physical skill
from this continual process
of repetitively modulating the focus of our attention. But for now, let’s
in mind that the ease with
which we shift gears among these different mental behaviors affects the
quality with which we accomplish each of them, and vice versa.
Motoric Understanding: A Brief Moment of
Our sense of our mechanics
and our observation of the dice remain paramount, of course. The feedback
from each shot is critical
and it is most vivid only for a very brief instant while it’s fresh
in our mind.
The clarity we’ve talked
about achieving is secured incrementally―one shot at a time―through
intermittent short bursts of “motoric understanding.” We not only come to
know how we toss, but we begin to sense it, too, without
thinking about it as much.
In the face of an iron-clad
guarantee that each of our turns with the dice always hastens its own
eventual demise, that recurring brief moment of understanding derived from
our toss fortifies our skill with the information and the inspiration
to survive for one more roll. But our attention on tossing is inevitably
interrupted with other concerns. There may be commotion and noise
distracting us. And even in the best
of circumstances we have to
attend to our wagers. Through it all, we have to stay in touch with what
we’re learning in the course of our turn with the dice and we always have
to navigate our emotions.
It’s That Balanced Attitude Thing Again
Thus, we’ve got to have a
relaxed enough overall attitude to keep from getting uptight about the
we inevitably run into.
We’ve got to keep our cool. But we’ve got to keep the fires burning at
the same time―we want easy access to that molten intensity we rely on for
executing each toss.
Thus, for a relaxed
attitude to support precision performance, it must remain informed
by the intensity of our engagement. Without intensity to draw on,
relaxation too easily degrades into a mere failure of full attention.
By the same token,
intensity without that feeling of effortlessness can quickly become rigid
and exhausting; we can find ourselves trying too hard.
Like a biological
eco-system sustained by the organisms competing for survival within it,
the DI mindset doesn’t long survive if any of its constituent parts is
allowed to commandeer an upper hand over the rest.
Spurious Thoughts When Shooting the Dice
Among the obstacles we
encounter, self-imposed distraction is one of the biggest, of
course. In Maddog’s excellent nine-part DI chronicles, Maddog’s
Journey, the problem was succinctly noted. Maddog wrote: “I’m
convinced that the quickest way for a DI to lose control of his toss
mechanics is to start thinking about his bets.” And then he concluded, “These
spurious thoughts are extremely disruptive.”
Maddog has identified something we need to be intimately familiar with:
Those disruptive thoughts of ours.
But the solution is not as
easy as shrugging and trying to look the other way. There’s always
another distracting thought lurking in the other direction. If we want to
manage our distracting thoughts, we’ve first got to know the beasts we’re
trying to appease. You’ve heard the sage advice about facing our own
demons. While I wouldn’t go so far as to characterize my thoughts as
demonic, they sure seem to have a helluva lot to do with “the devil”
popping up sometimes.
So let’s examine a little
further the problem of disruptive thoughts. Let’s see what other kinds of
thoughts and emotions―in addition to worrying about our wagers―might be
messing with our concentration, maybe
without our even knowing
Smile! It’s a
Wonderfully Complex Undersea World of Barely Conscious
Sometimes as I’m preparing
to shoot, I’ll realize that my mind has wandered and grabbed hold of some
pretty ridiculous “ideas.” I usually kind of smile inside because upon
realizing I’m distracting myself it’s fairly easy to just gently
regain focus. Realizing what’s going on serves as a kind of
anchoring point―a perfect reminder
to relax and get down to
Other times, however,
getting focused can be more of a struggle. Thoughts sometimes seem to be
swimming along without particular form. I can’t dispense with these
thoughts as easily, because I’m not fully aware of them. Instead, I can
just sense that I’m not completely settled in. And then, once I realize
I’ve been half-following a barely conscious, but definitely distracting
thought constellation, it seizes the opportunity to suddenly come into
full relief and spin itself out of control, taking me along for the ride.
Of course I don’t make quality tosses with such a diffused,
distracted, and tentative non-presence of mind.
What is it that is so
different about the thoughts we can just smile about and forget, compared
with the thoughts that succeed in unsettling our concentration?
To me, thoughts of every
kind seem to be routinely running a very slick under-cover
distraction-importing operation. They want to hijack our concentration
but avoid detection in order to ensure their own survival in spite of our
intentions to clear our mind. And when we resist paying them the
attention they seek, they’ll fight for it harder, cloaking themselves with
a ferocious quality of absolute urgency and importance. Naturally, we
either accord them our attention at that point, rather than staying
focused solely on our toss,
as we’d hoped to do, or
else we just feel frustrated knowing we’re subtly distracted.
The nerve of these guys!
Our clever minds
manufacture all kinds of machinations perfectly suited to calling
attention away from what we’re trying to do―which is just toss the
dice with an uncluttered mind. Concentration and intensity tend to “turn
up the volume” of everything in the mental landscape. Learning to
navigate a smooth course through the variegated mental substrate that
emerges is a challenge unto itself. As I learned to embrace this mental
dynamic more objectively rather than fight it, I began to see and
invariably enjoy the irony involved. So acknowledging pesky
thoughts without getting rattled about the momentary distraction they can
cause is a key step to reducing their grip, and easing ourselves back on
I Told You There Was a Party, But Did I
Mention It Was a Masquerade?
Here are some of the
thought-creatures that emerged in surprisingly vivid and sometimes amusing
as I first began focusing
with more intensity on every toss. Maybe some of them will seem familiar
First, there’s the
Meticulous Instructor, the quintessential distracter because of the
utter relevance of what he’s always talking about. He’s got
plenty of experience and lots of good ideas. I trust his
advice. “Not too much backspin. Don’t over correct. Square it up.
Remember your follow through. Lock on the target. Visualize your
trajectory.” The problem is that while my Instructor is busy reviewing
shot-making perfection, I can’t just toss.
Okay, think positive, I
just won’t mess up. Here goes.” With this
attitude, no wonder the Kid strikes
out swinging on three
pitches to end the inning with the bases loaded, every time.
Then there’s the
Showoff, exhorting anyone within earshot to “get a load of this.”
He’s talented, and he knows it. He’ll show us how it’s done.
“You want a hard eight, pal? I’ll roll you a hard eight.” How his head
swells when I hit one of “his” shots. Bravado may feel
like it’s helping, but it’s a monumental distraction from where our
focus needs to be.
And there’s the Banker
that Maddog mentioned. He’s all business, and has only our best
interests in mind. “What about all that dough on the outside? Maybe we
should’ve pulled back before this shot. But then, we could really use a
nice win here―to make up for last night.” As we all know,
thinking about our wagering, or bankroll, or earlier sessions can be
among the most difficult of distractions to overcome.
Oops, let’s not forget
mom and dad―or is it our spouse, or a teacher or some other “role
model.” Especially if we’re falling a little behind―there they are,
arms folded, “Tsk, tsk! Why do we waste our time like this?
Consorting with ne’er-do-wells, pursuing such nebulous dreams. Surely,
ruin is lying
of my thinking mind, trying desperately to gain sway as I try instead to
focus solely on shooting. If
ever thought about a trip or practice report while tossing, you know
exactly what I mean.
And the Obsessive
Narcissist. This chump seems to think the world revolves only around
him; every little thing gets him totally bent. From grim-faced
dealers to the antics of other players, from the color and finish of the
dice to the style of the music in the lounge; he’s so focused on finding
something to make excuses about, he’s never comfortable.
Just try shooting with this guy hanging around your neck.
Uninvited thoughts. The
”crap” between our ears. It’s a bit of a paradox, but I found that my
initial efforts to increase my focus just on shooting ended up
increasing my awareness of the very kinds of thoughts and emotions I
wanted to keep from intruding on my game. It was that increased
awareness, however, that seemed to eventually open the door to more
relaxed and consistent shooting. As I became more familiar
with my own resistance, it
became manageable, and my shooting improved in ways I’d earlier only hoped
Inconsistent physical skill is the
result we should expect if spurious thoughts and their emotional
charge are allowed to steal the upper hand and muddy up the ecology of our
DI mindset. It’s especially true if we’re just so laissez-faire that we
don’t even realize how they’re affecting our shooting.
Next time around, we’ll
look at a number of things some shooters have reported helping them to
achieve a quiet, shooter’s mind. I’ll describe a method or two I’ve found
helpful for jump-starting the process right at
the practice rig. We’ll
further consider how mental convergence leads to skill emergence.
In the meantime, if your
dice game already has you hearing voices, don’t worry. You might not
really be losing your mind. It may just be the storm before the
From The Don’ts…A Journey of Opportunity - Part 11
by the Mad Professor
I made an informal pact with a group of
players who frequent the small tribal casinos of Northern Michigan
and Wisconsin. We agreed not to openly
trumpet just how incredibly good the tables are in these
known-only-to-a-few gaming-houses, if everyone in the group agrees to
strictly keep their betting-levels within the
tight win-tolerance comfort-level confines
that these Indian casinos operate under.
As such, I’ll keep the details about the
outstanding playing-conditions in Northern Michigan and Wisconsin
to an absolute minimum, and instead focus on
the technical aspects of how and why Darkside-shooting
can be incredibly lucrative with less
effort and less actual “influence” to accomplish the same or
profit-objectives than Rightside-shooting
Your Source of Influence Is Also Your Source of
At its most elemental
source, dice-influencing is all about affecting the number of 7’s versus
of other non-7
outcomes that you produce.
Rightside-shooter wants to produce less 7’s and more
non-7 outcomes during his point-cycle;
thereby putting his
Do-side bets into positive-expectation territory.
Ø On the
flip-side, the Darkside-shooter wants to produce more 7’s and
less of the other numbers
during his point-cycle;
thereby putting his Don’t-side wagers into positive-expectation territory.
The Darksider’s contrarian
perspective actually has a pretty strong advantage-play rationale:
If you can
influence the dice at all; then why not influence the one number
that is already
over all the other possible outcomes?
The 7 is the
only number that fits that requirement.
requires the least amount of influence to increase its
appearance-rate the most.
other single number fits that requirement better; so why not put it to
work for you
instead of continually
fighting against it?
Darkside-shooting can be the quickest and most efficient route to
consistent advantage-play profit.
It is far
easier and much quicker to become proficient and profitable as a Darkside-shooter
it is to get everything
right and steadily advantageous as a Rightsider.
Shooting FOR The Seven
advantage-player, you always have to be asking yourself, "Where
will my betting-dollars do the most
provide the best return-on-investment?"
In many cases, especially for the modestly skilled dice-influencer, the
answer invariably comes back to
Rightsider, we try to broaden and increase our Sevens-to-Rolls Ratio (SRR)
we are shooting.
As a Darksider, we try to narrow and decrease our
Sevens-to-Rolls Ratio (SRR).
As our Darkside SRR decreases, our chances of
intentionally rolling a hand-winning 7-Out
As a Rightsider, we use certain dice-sets to stave off
the 7 during our point-cycle (post
Meanwhile, the Darksider usually uses a different dice-set
that assists his effort to hasten
of a 7-Out winner.
A dice-influencer who has
already validated his level of Precision-Shooting skill as a Rightsider,
transpose and convert that
skill into Darkside shooting.
This equivalency chart
shows how easily 7-avoidance is convertible into a
Rightside-to-Darkside Skill Conversion
The skill that it takes to produce a Do-side
SRR of 1:8 is exactly the same skill that it takes to produce a Don’t-side
SRR of 1:4.
Let me express this
If you have
a Rightside point-cycle SRR of 1:8 and you still find it difficult to
avoid the 7; imagine
what it would be like if
you took that exact same toss-dynamics influencing skill to
produce more 7’s…to the
tune of an average of nine 7’s per thirty-six outcomes.
The upside is that the Don’t-sider only has to
influence ONE number (the 7) to get to the honey-pot of profit,
while the Do-sider with multiple bets on the layout usually has to
influence several numbers and often has
to hit them multiple times just to
Take a look
at how the number of 7’s increases as we use our dice-influencing skills
to intentionally lower
Rightsiders fear the point-cycle 7; Darksiders embrace it. If you think
the 7 has a dominance against
random-roller at a per-roll expectancy of 16.67%; imagine the impact it
would have if you converted your
SRR-8 shooting into a one-7-in-every-four-rolls (25%) SRR-4
possibilities of taking the random appearance-rate from six 7’s and
by 50% to nine 7’s
looks downright mouth-watering from an advantage-players perspective.
Precision-Shooter uses his dice-influencing skills to encourage and
occurrence-rate of the 7;
he is taking an already dominant number and making it even
To my mind, if you take
the single strongest number on a pair of dice and add just a little bit of
influence to it; then you
are working with the strongest bet on the table, bar none.
On the Rightside, our SRR-rate
determines our per-roll probability of rolling a 7-out. Even though our
roll-to-roll skill remains
fairly constant, the ever-present 7 has a direct and over-riding
effect on our
the cumulative effect of the 7 as the roll-duration “decay-rate”.
Rightsiders, we can use that decay-rate to determine the optimal
bet-reduction trigger point
wagering where we reduce our large initial bet down to a smaller one,
locking up a profit.
Darkside-shooters, our chances of throwing a 7-Out also INCREASES
progresses…and for us, that’s a good thing. In this case, the
actually works in our favor, so the
more we can help it along, the better.
As much as
Rightsiders want to avoid the 7 during the point-cycle portion of
Darksiders want to
hasten and encourage it’s appearance.
When viewed on a
per-roll basis, the random-rolling SRR-6 shooter has a 16.67% chance
of a 7 showing
up during any given single
roll. However, we also know that the domination of the 7 is such that
are the exception rather
than the rule. That’s why long rolls are so darn memorable.
On a per-roll basis, the
chance of a random 7 showing up remains locked in at exactly 16.67% on
and every roll; however
the CUMULATIVE roll-ending effect of such a dominant number
means that for
each subsequent roll when
it doesn’t show up…the chances of it showing up increases
with each and
every subsequent toss
after that during a given hand.
This approach has nothing to do with
due-number theory and everything to do with the math of the game,
the law of large-numbers, the cumulative
probability of occurrence and the sheer power of one dominant
number over all of the other possible
It takes very little influence to
intentionally tip the 7 more in your favor…and in doing so we can derive
kinds of profit from it.
Whether you like it or not, and regardless of
your SRR-rate, your chances
of hitting a 7-Out increases with every
subsequent point-cycle roll.
Again, your per-roll chances of throwing a 7
is dictated by your Sevens-to-Rolls Ratio and that per-roll
number remains perfectly static;
however the cumulative effect of a string of non-7 outcomes, means
that the accretive (accumulating) rate of a 7
occurring, significantly increases with every subsequent
For example, if you graphed your point-cycle
roll duration, you would see that the number of your hands
that last 3-rolls outnumber the ones that last
10-rolls, but the 10-roll hands far outpace the ones that last
30-rolls, however the 30-roll hands far
outpace your point-cycle hands that last for 100-rolls. That in a
nutshell, is HOW the cumulative power of the over-riding 7 affects
roll-duration regardless of your SRR-rate.
As a result, the Rightsiders who recognize how
certain betting-methods can profitably harness the power of even the most
modest dice-influencing skills despite the SRR-indicative
roll-duration decay-rate (as
chronicled in the ongoing 18-part
Regression Avoids Depression series) learn to profitably live
while Do-siders who don’t recognize or harness
it, continually moan about the disconnect between their
shooting-skill and their retained profit.
In that same vein, Darksiders who recognize
and properly harness their dice-influencing proficiency love
how the cumulative accretion of expected 7’s
turns the SRR-indicative roll-duration decay-rate into an
A Darkside dice-influencer simply
forces that already-dominant number to become
EVEN MORE DOMINANT; and as a
consequence, profitably exploitable 7-Out
So instead of negatively looking at this as a
roll-duration “decay-rate” as is done on the Rightside; we as Darksiders,
more appropriately look at our intentional sub-random performance as an
where our chances of rolling a 7-Out during
the point-cycle mathematically accumulates on each
subsequent non-7 outcome.
Again, the per-roll chances of rolling a 7 is
indicated by our SRR-rate, and that percentage-of-occurrence stays steady
on any given roll that you make. However, the
totality of a 7-Out is measurable over the entire expected duration
of a dice-influenced hand and as you’ll see in a moment, that number is
FAR from static.
Take a look at the already validated
accumulative effect that the 7 has on a random shooters roll-duration
and compare it to how the 7’s appearance rate
is incrementally accelerated by even the most modest of positive
As each rolls proceeds without a 7, there is
less and less chance that the 7 will stay away. As a Rightsider that
isn’t so great, but as a Darkside-shooter, that can be a VERY lucrative
As I said, though the per-roll chance of a 7
showing up always remains exactly the same at 1-in-6 (16.67%) for a
random-roller or 1-in-4 (25%) for a SRR-4 shooter; the accumulative
effect that it has on roll-duration is absolutely unmistakable.
The profitable Darkside exploitation of these
incrementally accelerated expected-7’s by even the most modest
dice-influencing efforts is something that an ever-increasing number of
Cumulative probability outweighs individual
“We’re Not In
Detroit Anymore Toto”
venture out of the urban milieu of Motown, the softer, bucolic side of
Michigan prevails. Most
state’s casinos are north of Detroit…and some of them are waaaaay
north, to the tune of
north of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. That approximates the
distance between Dallas and
or Los Angeles to San Francisco, or Knoxville to Charleston, SC, or Omaha
to St. Paul.
some substantial driving distances are involved when traveling between all
of these far-flung
gaming-outposts; to my mind, the effort is definitely worth it. A tour of
all thirteen MI casinos (where
currently available) involves a bit of logistical planning. I temporarily
suspended my cross-
Darkside journey after the Detroit/Windsor leg in order to take care of
Ms. MP and to
organize the Michigan, Wisconsin, and Manitoba segment.
having to deal with the Eight Mile Road BLT-posse (“born losers with a
twenty”) that populate the
casinos during certain hours; the Indian casinos of Michigan can focus on
service and equally outstanding dice-shooting conditions. I promised not
to say that it’s a
dice-influencers paradise…so I won’t.
upper betting-limits at these Native casinos may not always be as high as
one might want;
frequent shooting opportunities afforded by the dealers not having to book
anywhere from 30 to
before each and every roll of the dice (as they frequently do in Detroit)
difference in game-pace and shooting rhythm. Added to the fact that their
tables are generally
most hours, I had plenty of shooting opportunities on an
to the top>
Briefest of Brief Summaries of the Non-Detroit
by the Mad Professor
Leelanua Sands Resort
Turtle Bay Casino
in the middle of the Traverse Bay area are both operated
by the Grand
Traverse Band. The table at
may not be open until 12-noon during the week, but hums
hours-a-day on the weekend.
has one particular table that rivals some of the most consistently
layouts that I’ve ever played on.
Ojibway Casino Baraga
both offer 5x odds with a $2-$200 limit. The
not as skilled as some of the other casinos in MI, but their good attitude
more than makes up
shortcomings. All I’m going to say about their tables is that I LOVE
Bay Mills Casino
in Brimley is right on the waterfront and offers a $5 game with 10x-Odds,
is topped out at $100. Comps are fairly easy to get for low-to-medium
green-chip action, and
absolutely no heat or looks of concern from the pit. There aren’t any
high-end restaurants in Bay
their lower-end Diner, Grille and Café provide passable offerings.
Chip-In Island Resort
in Harris has two craps tables (one stand-up tub and one 16-footer) that
set at the
$2, $3, or $5-minimum/3x-Odds/$200 max-bet mark, but they only open around
11 am during
Their Island Club players card offers the usual food, lodging and
entertainment comps, along
same-day free gas comps and extremely generous mail-out cash vouchers.
in Manistee has a $5 to $500 game going most of the time, although if one
of their two
14-foot tables are standing empty, they will often lower one to $2 or $3
if you ask nicely. The
is a little quirky. You are allowed 5x-Odds on flat PL-wagers up to
your free-odds are limited to 2x. They have a palatable enough range of
food offerings that are
for mid-level play, as is their lodge-style hotel.
in Mount Pleasant has an exquisite mini-tub table that has to be seen and
believed. I encountered no heat, no concern, and no problem in using this
table numerous times as
cash-register during the three-and-a-half-weeks that I spent on the
Michigan leg of my
in Petoskey has one table, and although the casino itself opens at 8 a.m.,
usually open until a little later. Their Bakinaage Players Club is more
generous than I ever
and their dining options, although severely limited in scope, are
outstanding in quality.
I found the
table was initially a little tough to get dialed in on. To be fair
though, I had spent the
of a morning man-handling a new set of Scorpion 345/60’s for the LM002, so
transitioning to lightly and accurately throwing the dice took a little
bit of re-acclimation.
Sault Ste. Marie
requires a surprisingly low play-threshold to snag a run-of-the-mill hotel
sustained green-chip play will bump you up to a Jacuzzi suite. Their
is of the cross-property type, which means you can use the comps you’ve
casino, at any of their other four properties.
offers 10x-Odds just like the other three Kewadin casinos
that offer craps (the two
casinos in Christmas and Hessel do not currently offer craps).
Their almost famous Lakefront
Inn may not
look like anything from the outside, but the actual guest-rooms that
overlook the water are
inspirational, with stone fireplaces, walk-out balconies, and views that
stir the soul.
Kewadin casinos that I played at all offer exceptional shooting
conditions, and as with the other
casinos of Michigan, there is absolutely no heat or pit-concern as long as
kept within reason
(green-chip play with $25 PL w/10x-Odds and up to $330-Inside or
for Rightsiders, and $75
DP w/12x-Odds for Darksiders); and within their win-tolerance
(<$1500 per session/no
more than one max-win session per day, or <$500 per session/no more than
three sessions per day).
does not have its own hotel, but there are four or five
nearby motels that are
through your casino host; however be forewarned that we are talking about
tribe is also the owner/operator group of Greektown Casino
Vieux Desert Casino
in Watersmeet has a couple of low-limit tables that are almost always open
24 hours a
day during the tourist season, but whose operating hours fluctuate in the
limited weekday food choices. You can expect a steady stream of
mail-out room comps for
Dancing Eagles Resort (which is really just a tarted-up motel) for minimal
another dozen or so casinos in Michigan that DO NOT currently offer
craps, and therefore I
any of them during ~25 days of Michigan play.
Short-Table to Long-Table Shooting Adjustments
by the Mad Professor
The number of excellent tub-tables in Northern
Michigan is slowly increasing, while the number of tubs,
mini-tables and sit-down Crapshooter™ layouts
in Las Vegas is quickly shrinking.
fifteen-part Mini-Table Craps Tour With The Vegas Ghost
chronicles all of those LV tables both
present. More importantly though, that series is filled with tips,
pointers and all kinds of effective
getting the best dice-influencing results possible from small tables.
everything from dicesetting even where it is strictly prohibited, to
betting in proportion to each
bet-tolerance and win-tolerance limits, how to adjust your toss-dynamics
to best suit short
distances, and much, much more. However, the one thing that it doesn’t
include, is how to
adjust from shooting at short tables and then immediately switching to
long tables and vice
growing number of North MI casinos have a mini-tub and a longer 12,
14, or 16-foot table too,
know in advance which one will be open and which one won’t. Now you can
call the table-games
advance like I do to find out which is available at various times of the
day or night, but I also
practicing and preparing your shooting for both mini and maxi sizes
just in case the situation
the interim, as it often does.
doing some pre-casino warm-ups by shooting from the most likely
tub-distances of 3.00,
4.50-feet, and then switching to normal-tables distances of 6.00, 6.75,
Once I dial my shooting in from the shorter distances, I
like to throw perhaps a dozen or so
and then switch over to the longer expanse.
Then, when I’ve got my shooting on track for the longer
distances, I switch back to the
By swapping throwing-distances back and forth, I am able to
improve and transfer my toss-
malleability to various table lengths much more easily, especially when I
a casino that has two
very distinct table-sizes.
Equally, this warm-up is a tremendous help when your
favorite table-position is not available.
develop this to the point where no table-position is “out of
position” for you or your skills.
This exercise combines physical adaptability with
psychological conditioning. The more
you have in various-length throws, the better able you are to concentrate
the best throw that it can be.
Increased skill-validated shooting-confidence means
increased dice-influenced profits.
Darksiders who recognize and properly harness
their dice-influencing proficiency love how the cumulative
accretion of expected 7’s turns the SRR-indicative
roll-duration decay-rate into an undisputable money-
maker; and the more table-size lengths that
you can do that at, the more you’ll be able to take advantage
By mildly influencing the
already-dominant 7, the Darkside-shooter takes a strong number and makes
even stronger. By fully
recognizing the “accretion-rate” (where his chances of rolling a 7-Out
mathematically accumulates on each subsequent non-7 outcome); he puts
himself into a
more accessible position
to take profitable advantage of his D-I skills than a comparably
We’ll explore this
phenomenon quite a bit more as we motor into the dairyland state of
I hope you’ll join me for
that. Until then,
Good Luck & Good Skill at the Tables…and in Life.
The Mad Professor