The first 2 shooters had some good rolls and I was ahead early on. Then I got the dice. I don't know what it was about it, but it felt right, and I quickly got into a zone. My throw was gentle and accurate, my control was good, there weren't chips in the way at the other end, and I had a great roll. Lots of numbers, but not too many 6 or 8s. After I seven-ed out, the next few shooters had good rolls also. The next shooter passes on the dice and they come back to me. I then had a monster roll! In fact, I think every time I got the dice I had a monster roll. At one point I had a point of 4, placed a 2-way hard 4 bet, then proceeded to roll a series of hard 10s, 6s and 8s, before finally getting my hard 4. A lot of people made money off of that roll. It was fun! My timing was good too, several times bringing my bets down to 1 unit each right before sevening out. At the end of the day I went home up $525! The best I've ever done!
After-action review. It’s good to ease into a game, especially after being away for several years, but I think it’s always good to get a feel for how the shooters are doing before betting. Similar to the 5 -Count system, I made the shooters prove to me they could make their points.
Money management is critical to walking to the cashier versus walking by the cashier. Statistically, the average shooter rolls 3 times before rolling a seven, so I went in with a plan to be exposed for short amounts of time. If none of my numbers hit after 3 rolls by the shooter, I took down my bets.
I was comfortable with my conservative style although I want to work on pressing my bets more consistently during a good roll.