chemin de fer

/sheuh man" deuh fair"/; Fr. /sheuh maonndeu ferdd"/, Cards.
a variation of baccarat.
[1890-95; < F: lit., railroad; so called from the speed of the game]

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Card game in which two or three cards are dealt to up to 12 players, who bet one at a time against each other rather than against the house.

The winning hand is the one that comes closer to but does not exceed a count of 9. The game (whose French name means "railroad") derives from baccarat and has similar rules.

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also called  Shimmy, or Chernay, 

      French card game played mainly in European and Latin American casinos. The game is played by up to 12 players, on a kidney-shaped table; the object is to total 9 with a hand of two or three cards. When the cards total a two-digit number, the first digit is ignored, so that 14 would count as 4. Ace counts as 1, number cards at face value, and picture cards as 10 (which counts 0). Chemin de fer derives from the Italian game baccarat, differing from it in that players bet one at a time against each other instead of against the house. As a casino game in the United States, chemin de fer was displaced by baccarat in the late 1950s.

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