The rules of the Chemin de Fer

Players are arranged in a circle along the table and a sense of play is clockwise. A player usually does the dealer and the player behind him is the challenger. The bank passes from player to player as the one that has “lost the shot.”

The aim of the game

The game is to reach the 9 representing the highest point. The point is found by adding the value of the cards. When the sum obtained is greater than 10, the point will be scored what remains subtracting 10. The highest point is 9 and the minimum 10, which is called “baccarat”.

The deck

Baccarat – Chemin de Fer is played with 6 decks of 52 cards each. The clerk after having shuffled the dealer puts in a special called ”sabot”.

How to play

In turn, and starting with the number 1 spot, each player has the right to have the shoe and then to the banker. These continue to
remain so for each new shot winner, but also has the option to surrender after a single shot won. The banker distributes,
alternatively, two cards to the pointer or two to himself starting from the pointer. Both the banker and the pointer may use a third card
which, when added to the first two, will give the total. To get the ”point”, you should always subtract multiples of 10 or 10 in total.
The pointer that has the points 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 will always ask for the third card, having 5 is free to “stay” or “pull”; having 6 or 7
“will”, having 8 or 9 should show cards (“joke”) and the banker can not use the third card. The banker will have to turn over their cards
as soon as the pointer will be delivered and will adjust accordingly. The amount of money put into play by the banker will be “covered” by several players or just one. In this last case, the earlier it is for the player closest to the right of the banker. If the two parties
together accounted for the point of equal value, the coup, said ”egalite”, is considered void.