John was down on his luck in Las Vegas. He had gambled away all his money and had to borrow a dime from another gambler just to use the men’s room. He walked into the men’s room and to his surprise, the stall was open. Feeling better about his luck, he used his last dime in a slot machine and hit the jackpot.
Wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, John went on the lecture circuit, where he told his incredible story. He told his audiences that he was eternally grateful to his benefactor, and if he ever found the man he would share his fortune with him. After months of lectures, a man in the audience jumped up and said, “I’m that man. I was the one who gave you the dime. For Dominoqq”
John replied, “You’re not the one I’m looking for. I’m looking for the guy who left the bathroom stall open!”
Heaven or Hell
Bill Gates arrives at the port to heaven and hell. Petrus says : You see Bill, we don’t know what to do with you. You may choose “heaven” or “hell”.
Bill peeks in heaven and sees a couple of old boring men sitting around at a table. Bill takes a look in hell and sees really beautiful women, sex, drugs, rock and roll, and most of all, gambling.
So Bill says : I am a gambling man, I want to go to hell! Once in hell, Bill is immediately thrown into the fire. So Bill says : hey, what the hell is this, I saw all the gambling, the women, and sex?
The devil says: ‘That was just a demo version.”
Blonde and Smart?
Two bored dealers are waiting around for someone to walk up and try their luck at the craps table. A very attractive lady comes in and wants to bet twenty-thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. The dealers agree.
She says, “I hope you don’t mind, but I feel much luckier when I’m half naked.” With that …
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Poker player 1: How did you do last night?
Poker player 2: I was in the best 30-60 I have ever seen. Every pot was Capped. Nine way on the turn. Three guys played every hand to the river. It was amazing. They had a list a mile long to get in. It was great.
Poker player 1: How much did you lose?
It’ s an old Las Vegas story, one told hundreds of times. And its true. Many lessons can be learned from it. How do you beat a wild and crazy game? Don’t even try. Instead, look around for one that is more controllable. That is, one that you can control. One where your fellow players fear you and give you respect. You need to be feared.
It’s a controversial issue. I’ve never done well in a wild game. I can’t beat the drunk at the table, nor the newbie, nor the stud player playing hold ’em for the first time. There are reasons for this and most of them funny. One incident involved a ‘new’ form of poker.
From the state of Washington, a woman named Gwen brought a new poker game to Vegas called Omaha. It became all the rage. First, it started out at 10-20. But so many people busted out, they dropped it to 2-4 where it became a staple for several years. I can still hear Doug Dalton calling out “there’s a seat open in 10-20, and for those of you who want to play higher we have a 2-4 Omaha game.”
Where do busted out hold ’em players go? To play Omaha. Now they play eight or better, stud or Omaha.
So there I was, sitting in an Omaha game in ’82 trying to get it. People told me, “It’s the game of the future. Look at all that dead money!”
I had my doubts. I didn’t like it because there was no bluffing, no moves. It was strictly showdown UFA poker. Anyway, there was one guy that the deck was …
Those who make perfect lay downs just give up to much. Most observant opponents who notice this will eat your lunch. They will bluff with four card straights and flushes. You are getting odds for not folding in most cases.
Those opponents who are making most of the money are not doing what you are doing.
Early in my career I did not have the experience that I now possess. When learning and playing the small limits I figured out the tighter you played the better I would be. I read the Sklanskys, Malmuths and the Brunsons and all the other books out there. When I could not get a book that was out of print I had a used book store buy them at a premium after they scoured the world. I used these books as guidelines for starting hands and decided tight and aggressive was the way to go. More like tight and tight. Players who knew me back then said I was so tight at that time they wondered how I could make money. But the players I was playing against played so bad the tight is all I needed.
I remember playing hold-em at the Peppermill Casino in Reno Nevada with a meager two thousand dollar bankroll. I had 3 policies in my game back then play tight, do not pay off any bets with bad kickers such as A7s when and ace falls when there is any type of heat and do not pay off check raises on the turn unless you have a big kicker. Very simple but it worked for me and I believe it still will work for you. Playing at this level not to many players have to many moves and the volume in the pots will allow you to play tight. People usually play straight ahead not trying to figure out what you had and how it hurts there hand. This is Slot Online poker fun poker as you move up it gets more serious a lot more serious. Players at this level …
Red Penny, Penelope Fallon, Chief of Casino Security, and I go over the facts: “The late Scott Hadley buys into the Midnight Game, a $500-$1,000 limit hold’em table, and bets a quarter of a million dollars on a poker hand he never looked at until…”
“Someone else was declared the winner.”
“And when he did finally look at his cards…”
“He knew he had won.”
“But instead of turning over his winning hand…”
“He started a fatal shootout.”
“Which means that we have just re-opened Detective Rook’s ‘open and shut’ murder case.
“Penelope, I want you to use your MasterKeyCard so we can search the Hadleys’ room.”
“The Strippers have already searched 13-125.”
“No. They went to the room to find Mrs. Hadley. Not finding her there, they left.”
“What is it that you think they missed?”
“Nothing? Everything? I don’t know. That’s why I want to search.”
“It’s against the rules of the Majestic to enter a guest room.”
“Penelope, I broke the “Thou Shall Not Kill” Commandment three hours ago. If you won’t report me to God, I won’t report you to Management.
“I…” Red Penny hesitates. I wait. Good cops play by the rules. Smart cops play around them. This is her call. For the first time tonight Red Penny smiles, “Let’s go.”
Red Penny knocks on 13-125’s door. “Mrs. Hadley? Majestic Security. Mrs. Hadley?” No answer. Red Penny takes out her MasterKeyCard. We enter the Hadleys’ suite. I take the living room, the desk is piled with paperwork. Red Penny searches the bed and bathrooms.
At the end Red Penny and I compare notes. “On the desk,” I tell Red Penny, “Mr. Hadley’s left us a paperwork trail. It took him three days, Wednesday through Friday, to raise the $250,000 he put into the Midnight Game. He maxed out his MasterCard and Visa, and drained his checking, savings, brokerage, and retirement accounts. All wired,” I hold up a Majestic ligaz11 Casino Statement, “to the Casino Cage.” I continue, “For an …
Roulette is a great game if you’re looking for a break from the cards, but not everyone knows how to place a bet at a roulette table. You’re betting on where the ball lands, but where can you put your chips, can you bet on more than one number, and most importantly, how much does each type of bet pay?
Well, there are nine different roulette bets, each of which offer different payouts. Six of these bets are inside bets and three are outside. Limits for both types of bets vary, and are set by the house. Players also have the option of making more than one type of bet if they wish.
People should always remember that there are two types of roulette tables – American (double ‘0’) and European (single ‘0’). Odds for American roulette are 5.26% in favor of the house but they drop to 2.70% in European roulette, so play European if you’ve got a choice.
Here’s what each different bet, along with the payouts, looks like on an American roulette table.
Inside bets cover all individual numbers from 1-36, as well as 0 and 00. These types of bets offer higher payouts than outside bets.
Straight (or Straight-up) Bet – Player bets on any single number on the table including 0 or 00. Chip(s) are placed on the number. Pays 35:1
Split Bet – Player bets on any two numbers on the table including 0 or 00. Chip(s) are placed on the line between two numbers. Pays 17:1
Street (or Trio) Bet – Player bets on three numbers in a horizontal row. Chip(s) are placed on the line at the end of the row. Pays 11:1
Corner Bet – Player bets on any group of four numbers on the table. Chip(s) are placed at the intersection of the four numbers. Pays 8:1
Line (or Six Number) Bet – Player bets on six numbers in two adjoining rows. Chip(s) are placed at the end of the line between the two rows. Pays 5:1
So it’s all but rubber-stamped now.
The 2022 World Cup Finals will take place in November & December.
FIFA’s taskforce for cleaning up the Qatar-clysm has confirmed what had been widely suspected.
Another Fine Mess is pencilled in.
The recommendation released today does not give specific dates – that part of the process will be finalised at next month’s FIFA Executive Committee meeting. Yet the time-frame of November 26th to December 23rd has already been floated.
The Superbowl and Winter Olympics will not budge from January, which means a World Cup in the run-up to Christmas, which is hardly ideal for Europe and the Americas.
The thought of their TV networks accommodating three Situs Judi Dominoqq matches a day instead of their usual holiday fare is bizarre, though not unimaginable. European clubs had proposed an April-May compromise, but Ramadan happens to fall in April 2022, so that was a non-starter. In May the temperatures are also between 25C and 38C.
The poor Africa Cup of Nations, also scheduled for January 2023, is the main victim as it is inconceivable big European clubs will release their stars for two big tournaments that winter.
A winter tournament also entails at least a two-month break in the heart of the European club seasons and an extended finish to UEFA competitions in the summer of 2023. There are strong rumours of a shortened finals format, which could prove stressful for the players, but might initially soothe their clubs’ worries.
US Soccer and the Football Federation of Australia, the wronged parties in the initial vote, do not have the clout within FIFA to fight back and UEFA and the other five regions have got into line behind the rescheduling.
The Association of European Professional Leagues expressed dismay at today’s news and Football Association chairman Greg Dyke called November & December “the best of the bad options” but European clubs, who have most to lose, seem unlikely to mount a rebellion, although will try to extract some money from FIFA for their manufactured mess.
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In my last column on plugging leaks, I discussed some common mistakes in tournament play. In this column, I will go back to live play and analyze two rather advanced concepts in both limit and big-bet poker.
Leak No. 20: Putting your entire stack at risk in big-bet poker in order to win a little
A big mistake that quite a few bad players and even quite a few fairly good players often make is this: They are playing in a big pot-limit Omaha game (I could have picked an example from no-limit hold’em, as well, because the principle is the same), and on the river, they have the nut straight but there is also a flush possible, as three hearts are on the board. Both remaining opponents check to them, and they think it is entirely possible that their straight is good, because on the turn (when the third heart came) and on the river, both Bola88 opponents checked. There’s $800 in the pot and they are playing a $1,400 stack. Now, some people would choose to bet the nut straight here, thinking it was unlikely for someone to have a flush, and that they might very well “milk” their opponents for some additional money. After all, their opponents might be tempted to pay off this small, somewhat suspicious bet with something like a smaller straight, a set, or even two pair. So, quite a few players would choose to bet $150 or $200 in this situation, a relatively small bet compared to the size of the pot.
Now, in last position when everybody has checked to them, this is almost always a horrible bet! First of all, the person who is most likely to call them is someone with a small flush; yes, in PLO, quite a few players will check a small flush twice and then pay off any bet that someone might make as some sort of bluff-catcher. But perhaps even more important than the fact that they might get called only by better hands is the fact that they …
South Korea may have been brought back down to earth by Argentina on Thursday but a place in the second round is very much a possibility. If Argentina defeat Greece, the team Korea defeated 2-0 in the Group B opener, in Polokwane on Tuesday, then a draw against Nigeria a long way to the south in Durban would be enough.
It is going to be a tense evening but hopefully it will end better than a chilly Thursday afternoon in Soweto when Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain scored three to help Argentina to a 4-1 victory.
World Cup 2010.
Two goals early in the first half and two late in the second gave the South Americans the win. The star of the show was Lionel Messi, the world’s number one player who had a hand in almost everything good that Argentina did. The good news is that Nigeria don’t have such a player.
The bad news is that if, though it seems Togel unlikely, Greece were to defeat Argentina, then even a win may not be enough for the Taeguk Warriors. The late goals conceded negated and then reversed Korea’s goal difference and even Nigeria, after two defeats in two, could finished second with a win over Korea.
Coach Huh Jung-moo will be doing bis best to make sure that doesn’t happen. He has the chance to write his name in the Korean history books by leading the team into last sixteen.
After switching from 4-4-2 to 4-2-3-1 for the Argentina defeat, Huh will likely switch back for Nigeria and Lee Dong-gook is set to make his first start in the tournament after recovering from a hamstring injury. Lee will partner Park Chu-young in attack, replacing the ineffective Yeom Ki-hun.
In 2002, Korea needed just a draw in their final group game against Portugal to move into the second round and did more than that and won 1-0. Four years ago, the team needed to defeat Switzerland but instead lost 2-0. Captain Park Ji-sung is hoping that it doesn’t all come …