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 Baccarat Hand Examples
To illustrate how the hand values in baccarat work we have several example hands listed below. Keep in mind that in a game of baccarat you CANNOT have a hand value of ten or more. If you do go over ten then ten in removed from the value. Please note that the hands listed on this page are only examples and there are many other ways to get the same hand values.

Card Values
Baccarat is the only casino game where the face cards of jacks, queens and kings are actually bad. This is because they all have a value of zero. Tens also have a value of zero. Aces are always worth one and the other cards, two through nine all have their face value. Like blackjack, suits have no value and are irrelevant.

General Examples
The following examples show you how the count works for baccarat hands. For a very simple way to always know the count always use the number on the right if you have a double digit count and discard the number on the left.

Hand A : 6 + 3 = 9 (Hand Value is 9, A Natural)
The first hand shown above is the best possible baccarat hand to get. There are many ways to get a total of nine from the first two cards so six and three is just an example. This hand always wins unless the other hand also has nine. No additional cards are dealt with a natural.

Hand B : 6 + 9 = 15 (Hand Value is 5)
The second hand is an example of what happens when you go over ten. In this case the total of the cards is 15 so to get the baccarat hand value you have to deduct the 10 which makes the hand have a point count of five.

Hand C : 10 + 10 + 3 (Hand Value is 3)
The third hand is an example of a hand that has has an additional third card dealt to it. The initial two card hand was worth zero or baccarat (10 + 10 = 20, Take away the 2 and you have 0). In this example the third card was a three giving the hand a total of three.