Baccarat Strategy – Labouchere system

The player who uses this system adjusts his bet to the outcome of the previous hand. The bet is raised after losses and decreased after wins, but by a more complicated system than used in the Martingale.

First you have to choose a sequence of numbers, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Each number shows the amount in units or chips to bet. Then you make a bet that is the sum of the first and last numbers (in this example, 1+6 = 7). If this hand wins, 1 and 7 are taken away and the next bet is again the sum of the first and last numbers, this time 2+5 = 7. If the hand (1+6) loses, the whole lost bet is added to the end of the sequence (you add 7 to 1,2,3,4,5,6 and you get 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) and then make the next bet that is 8 (1+7). When the numbers are over, this series ends.

Sequence = 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 ⇒ win ⇒ 7 ⇒ win ⇒ 7 ⇒ lose ⇒ 10
Sequence = 347

Here is the table how the bet varies after each losing and winning bet. Let’s take the sequence: 1-2-2-3-2, as an example:

Sequence Bet Result NetGain
1-2-2-3-2 3 lost -3
1-2-2-3-2-3 4 lost -7
1-2-2-3-2-3-4 5 lost -12
1-2-2-3-2-3-4-5 6 won -6
2-2-3-2-3-4 6 lost -12
2-3-2-3-4-6 8 won -4
3-2-3-4 7 lost -11
3-2-3-4-7 10 won -1
2-3-4 6 won +5

The overall result is a slow but continuous increase in the bets in a series of hands will in the end leave you ahead, when the series goes to its conclusion.

You must finish each series, and you may be locked in a very long series with large losses before you win. You can also reach the table limit before you win. This system needs considerable concentration.