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Posted on: November 4, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

Slot Online Poker Tip of the Week

Every March along comes some young upstarts and young bucks. These are the college kids in town watching and betting basketball. They are sharp and frisky. Some play a mean game and some think they know all about poker but have no clue. But every young buck must first learn from the older generation valued principles. This is where my story begins as well as my poker career. When I was twenty-four years old I met a valued and trusted friend a professional gambler. He was not a master at poker but had studied the game. He advised me that with hard work you can make very good money at the game. So I went back home and studied over six months. Working on the odds reading all the books I could afford I slowly started to put a game plan together. But all plans have to be eventually tested. So one weekend we made plans. My game plan would be tested in La Center Washington that Sunday. This was it I was going to play my first hands. Walking into the small card room at 2:00pm in the afternoon, we asked the house what limits they were running that day. They were running two 5-10 and a Sunday afternoon old lady’s game. The Sunday afternoon lady’s game was restricted to ladies only and it was .50 cents and 1 dollar. Being apprehensive I put my name on the 5-10 list but walked around the room. Upon viewing the ladies game I noticed that most of them were in their 60’s. A very nice lady called out to me”you ever play holdem young man?” “No”, I responded. “In fact I have never played a hand at a table in my life.” “Ladies this young man has never played a hand of Slot Online poker can we make some room for him.” All the ladies quietly nodded their approval. But then I started to think this was to be a ladies only game why would they want me to sit down. They figured they had a bad player on their hands. These little old ladies new the valued principal. Find bad players and try to beat them. That was the only reason why I was in that game. They knew how to spot an edge. You must spot edges in order to win. Edges come in various forms. They come from unknowledgeable players, players not concentrating, drunks, people that over play hands and a multitude of other edges given away by opponents. Your job is to spot edges or make edges. These ladies spotted and edge and made and edge that was me entering the game.

 

Every day I watch opponents some to be considered the best in the world. I spot an edge in almost 95 percent of the players. The 5 percent for which I cannot spot an edge are usually the best players in the world and are considered that by their peers. You as a player should be trying to get into that 5 percent.

 

Now what does it take not to give up edges. A strong starting hand strategy, excellent blind play, good board reading, correct strategies verses opponent and proper betting according to odds on each street (this includes bluffing strategies). It is your job to eliminate edges in these areas that opponents can spot. If your starting hand strategy is not correct for the game rework it. If you are missing bets or calling bets because your reading ability is weak work on it. Decide how you want to play the blinds. If you lose track of the pot recalculate it. What ever edge you are giving away solve it. This includes going on minor tilt. You should strive to see all opponents mistakes that they are giving away. When you see mistakes in all players and do not have them in your game you are probably the best in your game.

 

By the way back to my first hands. Yes, I won that day. I won 18 dollars and have never looked back. But those little old ladies taught me a lesson for which I will never forget and I thank them all where ever they may be. Someone has an edge or is giving an edge in every game. It is up to you to limit the opponents edge while increasing your own.

 

When the site administrators asked me if I’d like to write a monthly article, immediately my brain was flooded with 1001 different ideas on what I should write. But as I sit here now facing the computer my mind is shooting blanks!

 

I suppose for the first article I should tell you all a little bit about myself and my intentions for writing this article.

 

When it comes to poker I certainly do not make any claim to possess the skill required to be a professional poker player. I have been playing this game (Hold’em in particular) for over 3 years. If I were to categorize myself I guess I would consider myself to be a serious student and competitive recreational player in the game of poker. At no point in my life do I wish to be a professional poker player. I simply don’t think I’m good enough, and even if I was, I don’t think I could handle the stress that would be associated with such an occupation.

 

So what are my intentions? Glad you asked! While you already know that one of my passions in life is poker, the other is teaching. I love to teach others. I love to see how others learn and develop new skills, especially if I had anything to do with the growth process. And finally, I have noticed that as a teacher you are always learning and always being challenged by students, and new issues or concepts for any subject matter.

 

After having read this much of my first article you have probably already come to the conclusion that I am certainly not an English teacher! This is true. I am not. In fact writing has to be one of my most challenging tasks. So for now, and forever on, I sincerely do apologize for any misspelled words or grammatical errors in any of my articles.

 

As many of you know I frequently reply to several posts made at the poker forum. And I will continue to look to the posts as a source for information and inspiration for upcoming articles. So please keep up with the great posts!

 

Well… I think this will do for now. I’m due for a nap.

 

 

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Posted on: October 25, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

Blackjack ligaz11 Rules

Hit or Stand gameplay is based on Atlantic City and Las Vegas multiple deck casinos rules. Blackjack rules vary from casino to casino, which makes learning blackjack strategy more complicated. However, many correct moves are fundamental enough that they do not differ from casino to casino, and most large scale casinos have very similar rules – usually matching those in Vegas or A.C.. The strategy tables for Vegas and A.C. are displayed below. To find strategy tables for a particular casino, you can visit BlackJack Info, a site that can generate customized tables.

 

Basic ligaz11 Blackjack Rules:

 

The goal of blackjack is to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21.

Face cards are worth 10. Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever makes a better hand.

Each player starts with two cards, one of the dealer’s cards is hidden until the end.

To ‘Hit’ is to ask for another card. To ‘Stand’ is to hold your total and end your turn.

If you go over 21 you bust, and the dealer wins regardless of the dealer’s hand.

If you are dealt 21 from the start (Ace & 10), you got a blackjack.

Blackjack usually means you win 1.5 the amount of your bet. Depends on the casino.

Dealer will hit until his/her cards total 17 or higher.

Doubling is like a hit, only the bet is doubled and you only get one more card.

Split can be done when you have two of the same card – the pair is split into two hands.

Splitting also doubles the bet, because each new hand is worth the original bet.

You can only double/split on the first move, or first move of a hand created by a split.

You cannot play on two aces after they are split.

You can double on a hand resulting from a split, tripling or quadrupling you bet.

For more information about Blackjack rules,strategy, and etiquette you can visit Hit or Stand’s recommended book list.

 

 

Blackjack Strategy

Below you will find the strategy tables for both Atlantic City and Las Vegas. These table are what the Hit or Stand games is based on. Hit or Stand accepts a correct move from either Vegas or A.C.(they differ only slightly). It needs to be noted that using the below tables will not cause you to make money – the odds are still against you. The only way to put the odds of Blackjack in you favor is to count cards which is a large topic of its own.

 

People often ask how it is known that the strategy tables such as the ones above are correct. They are created and validated in two ways: The first method involves applying probability theory which uses extremely complicated mathematics. The second technique involves using computers to simulate thousands of blackjack deals that are played using different strategies to see which combination of moves give the best end results (the moves that cause one to lose money the slowest).

 

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UFA
Posted on: October 18, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

Freshman UFAPoker (#1)

There is an increasing need within the poker community for player development. Casinos are always seeking new customers and current gamers want a broader and bigger player base. How can this expansion come about? With education! There is a genuine need to provide the newbie with the knowledge to feel comfortable when venturing into a poker room the first time. If novice players learn the basics of the poker world, their first visits will be fun and entertaining, and they will want to return on a regular basis. There is so much going on in a cardroom that can seem confusing: who the employees are and what functions each of them serve, which of the available games to play, what the rules are, and much more. Generally, the novice lacks the skills necessary to become a winning player. While this goal is one that takes years to achieve, a little bit of education can transform a poker virgin into a player who needn’t feel like a rookie and whose money can last a long time while gathering those needed skills.

 

And just what is the point of all of this? Freshman Poker is a new feature of UFA Poker Pages, and it will be a continuing column for the poker newcomer as well as for those looking to refresh their existing skills and knowledge. For almost two years, I have written the Poker 101 column for Card Player Magazine, the leading publication of the poker industry. Card Player saw this need for new player education, and when my column first started, it was thought that its run might be a few months. To our amazement, that few months was more than 50 columns ago! This idea of a column for beginners has become so popular that Poker Pages will now start a similar column in this format. I will begin here, as I did two years ago in Card Player, with the fundamentals. We will discuss just who the different cardroom employees are and what their functions are as well as teach you how to actually get into a game or buy chips. The intimidation factor in a public cardroom seems to be huge [and unfortunately, rightly so]. It is my goal to assist you in becoming comfortable and adept when in the world of public poker by offering you some working knowledge of this venue. In addition to providing what I hope will be a wealth of information for you, I also will answer any basic poker-related questions that you may have. I am not a statistician, so I prefer not to address those types of questions, but if you want to know about procedures, rules, basic plays, semantics or jargon, ethics, or other general interest questions I will be happy to offer answers. Regardless of your question, I promise that you will get a reply from me, even if the response is “I don’t know”. I do not profess to be an expert, but I have been reasonably successful as both a player in the game and as a member of the industry for more than 23 years. I have a wide range of experience from which to draw, such as being a chip runner, a dealer, a cardroom manager, as well as a professional player.

 

I will share this knowledge with you and attempt to enhance your newfound activity in the poker community. The second Freshman Poker column will address the cardroom staff and their functions. Once you become a regular, there are many employees with whom you will interact on a regular basis as well as others whom you likely will never even see. It is important to feel comfortable in your surroundings, and by being able to identify the staff, you will feel more at ease.…

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Posted on: October 8, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

Player Rides $192,000 Win Streak at InterCasino

LONDON — InterCasino player and avid online gambler, “Barb” made a name for herself as a serious online poker champion yesterday by surfing her winning streak to $192,000.

 

Barb, a self-employed professional with years of online gaming experience knows that when you’re hot, you play your streak for all it’s worth. Her luck began early Sunday morning when she ran into the vivacious and open-handed InterCasino manager Ryan Hartley, who gave her a free $100 bonus while doing his morning rounds.

 

That $100 freebee proved enough of a push to get the wheels spinning for Barb, who commented that, “the $100 was enough to make a few critical extra bets”. Barb decided that the money would be best spent on Let it Ride Poker, her game of choice. Shortly after, Barb hit a four of a kind worth an amazing $12,000.

 

“Once you get rolling, you go for the gold,” says Ryan Hartley. Barb took Ryan’s advice to heart, and after a short afternoon break recovering from the shock of winning $12,000, it was back to the casino to see what else the fairy godmother had in store. What Barb didn’t know was that her $12,000 win would seem like peanuts only a few hours later.

 

Barb logged back on to InterCasino and was quickly enticed by the mega-jackpot on the Spice Island Progressive Poker game. Her intrigue, combined with good fortune and honed poker skills, won Barb a colossal $180,000 jackpot just a few hours later.

 

Here is what Barb had to say: “It was quite a day yesterday, I started in the morning and I ran into Ryan Hartley and he gave me a free $100, that was a few extra bets, and later I hit the $12,000 on Let it Ride. After my boyfriend finished playing a while I went back on the computer and that’s when I hit the royal flush for $180,000… I’ve been playing for a couple of years now, and I couldn’t be happier with InterCasino.”

 

Her $192,000 combined winnings in a single day secured Barb a space in the online gaming record books as one of the most successful female progressive poker players on the internet. Next time you log onto InterCasino keep an eye out for Barb, she is one woman who can teach any poker player a thing or two about pressing their luck!

 

UK Embraces Online Gambling

 

“player protection, operator probity and socially responsible operating situs pkv policies are sure to be welcomed by online gamblers”

 

Today the British government said it plans to lift restrictions on the gambling industry, opening the door to Las Vegas-style casino entertainment and licensed online gambling, on the internet or interactive TV.

 

“The announcement today is a major step forward for online gambling,” said Tobin Price, CEO of Sunonline. Sunonline operates CasinoAtlantis.com, which is licensed in the Isle of Man.

 

“It is most encouraging that the UK government has recognised the legitimate role that well-regulated online gambling can play in the over-all gambling industry.”

 

Price added that the focus on player protection, operator probity and socially responsible operating policies are sure to be welcomed by online gamblers.

 

Releasing the Gambling White Paper, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said: “The modernisation of our gambling laws is long overdue…. [We] want to see a successful British gambling industry; one that is able to respond rapidly and effectively to technological and customer-led developments in both the domestic and global marketplace, building on its existing reputation for quality and integrity, and in the process increasing its already important contribution to the UK economy.”

 

The plans are in line with proposals made by the U.K. Gambling Review Body last year. The body was set up in 1999 to help companies compete with the National Lottery and overseas and Internet-based rivals that offer tax-free bets.

 

“We’re going to see the U.K. stealing a march on the rest of the world in this industry, particularly in the area of online gaming and sports betting,” said Tony Wollenberg, senior partner at law firm Steptoe & Johnson Rakison in London, which represents gambling companies including Playboy-branded online sites.…

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Posted on: October 6, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

How to Play 5-Card Stud

‘5-Card Stud is one of those games that puzzles people. Whenever you mention it people say something like “you mean 7-Card Stud?” or “how’s that different than Draw Poker?” But 5-Card Stud is a game unto itself although you’ll seldom see it played these days. There are a few good reasons for that, but let’s cover the basics first.

Betting Limits, Buy-In, Bankroll, The Ante, and the Deal are all pretty much the same as 7-Stud and I refer you there for these details. Keep in mind that because 5 Stud is seldom played in the casinos these rules often vary. The truth is that 5 Stud is mostly played as a social game these days, so the rules flex according to the player’s tastes.

The Open

A round opens with the dealer giving each player two cards. Traditionally the first is a pocket (hidden) card and the second is open (face up). There are variations on this and we’ll see why shortly.

Now it’s time for the first bets. Low card opening is standard but it’s not uncommon for high card to open. The game progresses the same either way. The betting round circles the table and it’s on to Third Street.

Third Street

The third card is dealt to each player as an open card. Betting typically follows 7-Card Stud’s Third Street play (Low Limit bets).

”Fourth Street

Another open card, typically played per 7 Stud’s Fifth and Sixth Street (High Limit bets).

Fifth Street

The final card, usually also an open card. Betting as per 7 Stud’s Seventh Street (High Limit bets).

I’ve also seen games where Fifth Street was dealt as a pocket card.

The Trouble with 5 Card Stud

There’s a real problem with traditional 5 Card Stud. With only one pocket card there’s not much doubt as to what a player is holding. Furthermore, since there are only 5 cards per player and no discards, most hands are going to be pretty low, mostly 789bet pairs and high cards. At least in Draw Poker the player gets a chance to improve their hand by drawing new cards. Not so in 5 Stud: you’re stuck with what you get and the other players can see most of that.

The end result? Players with even basic play experience will read the cards fast and early. They’ll either drop or be going for the pot and it’s tough to drag anyone but a novice along for the latter streets. Bottom line is it’s a slow game for anything but social events and “friendly” play.

This is where the variations come in. The more interesting 5 Stud games I’ve played are those where there are two pocket cards. Sometimes it’s first and last card, sometimes the two opening cards with the player on the dealer’s left opening the bets.

In the end these variations are simply attempts to add a little suspense. The hands are still going to be low. And the extra pocket card just allows for a little more bluffing and the possibility of chubbier pots. The fact that even these variations only appear in social games tells the same story as before: 5 Card Stud has left the building.…

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Posted on: October 3, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

Sun and Station Partner in Net Wagering Situs Judi Slot Online Terpercaya Venture

Sun International – Sun International Hotels Limited and Station Casinos, Inc. today announced that Station will purchase a 50% interest in SunOnline Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sun.

Each company will have equal board representation and SunOnline will be the exclusive vehicle for both Sun and Station to pursue the Internet wagering business.

In September 2001, SunOnline was awarded one of the first three online gaming licenses granted by the Isle of Man. In December 2001, SunOnline became the first Isle of Man licensee to commence operations when it launched CasinoAtlantis.com, its Internet wagering site.

The site, operated under strict Isle of Man regulations, prohibits wagering from jurisdictions that do not permit Internet wagering, including the United States.

“Our strategy for the Internet gaming business is threefold: (1) create a convenient and entertaining wagering experience; (2) market the credibility of our land based operations; and (3) maintain the highest level of regulatory compliance. Sun has the same objectives,” stated Lorenzo Fertitta, President of Station.

“The combination of Station and Sun will bring together complementary skills in both operating and marketing this business.”

“We are very pleased to have Station as our partner in this business. Joining forces with Station enhances our effort to develop an outstanding Internet gaming platform,” stated Butch Kerzner, President of Sun.

The purchase price will approximate $5 million. The transaction is subject to certain conditions, including Isle of Man regulatory approval, and is expected to close by the third quarter of calendar 2002.

Because the venture is in its early stages, the companies have determined it is too early to provide any guidance regarding projected operating results.

Would Someone Please Deal with the Real Problem?

Several U.S. legislators have made it their mission to protect the world from online Togel Singapore gambling, and they aren’t going to stop until they get their way. But most of what’s coming out of Washington these days is a smoke-and-mirrors show, rather than an effort to deal with the underlying problem.

Rep. James Leach (R-Iowa) last week sent out a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to co-sponsor his anti-gambling bill. Two other Internet wagering opponents, Rep. Michael Oxley, R-Ohio and Rep. John LaFalce, D-N.Y, also signed the letter, dated February 5.

H.R. 556, or the ‘Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act,’ failed to pass when it was originally introduced on February 12, 2001, but it resurfaced last fall after Leach persuaded Oxley to include it in the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001.

That attempt to sneak the legislation in through the back door failed when people figured out that online gambling didn’t really have much to do with terrorists.

But that didn’t stop Leach. Neither did Bob Goodlatte’s decision to reintroduce his own Net wagering prohibition bill on November 1, 2001. That bill would update the Wire Act of 1961 to make it illegal to place a bet online.

Leach is pushing members of the House to support his bill over Goodlatte’s, suggesting that it offers a better way to deal with the ‘problems’ of Internet gambling.

The second sentence in the letter states that online gambling “is fast becoming one of the most critical issues confronting thousands of American families.” It also notes that H.R. 556 utilizes recommendations from the National Gambling Impact Study of 1999 and that it is favored by the Christian Coalition and the NCAA.

According to the actual language of the bill, however, it is designed to safeguard financial institutions from online gamblers who are defaulting on their credit card debts and to eliminate offshore money laundering operations. There is no mention of the social costs in the text of the bill.

So why, then, is Leach talking about safeguarding the family now when the bill says virtually nothing about the family and a whole lot about “debt collection problems for insured depository institutions?”

That’s a tough question to answer, but one way to drum up support for floundering causes is to play on people’s emotions. Regardless of what Leach’s objectives were when he introduced the bill and what they are now, neither deal with the real problem here.

The reason why they don’t is because opponents of online gambling don’t seem to understand what the problem is. It isn’t people using their credit cards to gamble online, it’s the fact that some people are addicted to gambling. And a very small percentage of these people happen to gamble online.

If online gambling really is a problem for credit card companies as Leach suggests, let them deal with it. Visa has already taken steps to monitor traffic at online casinos, and Discover and American Express stopped processing Internet gambling transactions a while ago. I find it a little hard to believe that companies making several billion dollars a year need Congress to save them from the average consumer. That’s what lawyers are for.

Outlawing financial transactions at online casinos won’t save the American family, just as shutting down liquor stores won’t stop people from being alcoholics. Alcoholics need help, and so do problem gamblers. And that should be the objective here – getting help for the people who need help – not pulling the plug on the party for everyone else.…

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Posted on: September 25, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

Orbis Launches New Judi Slot Betting Exchange Product

LAS VEGAS — Orbis (an NDS Group plc company), the world’s leading provider of interactive betting technology, today announces the launch of its person-to-person (P2P) betting product `BetX’.

 

A person-to-person betting site uses a model similar to that of a stock exchange. As well as making bets as they would on a standard sportsbook, punters can also offer bets to other users of the site. These bets can either be for (back) or against (lay) the outcome of an event. The users can set their own prices and the total liability they are willing to accept on the bet. The system then matches the offered bets with the acceptors.

 

High profile person-to-person betting sites such as BETDAQ and Betfair are enjoying huge success. These sites are typically attracting the `high rollers’ who want to take advantage of setting their odds and laying down large stakes. Betfair’s chief executive Edward Wray expects a trading volume of about 500million pounds this year – and believes this could double in 2003(1). In the wake of these predictions, person-to-person betting is now being widely hailed as the `next big thing’ for the online gambling market.

 

With the growing popularity of betting exchanges with punters and operators alike, it is only natural that the world’s leading provider of betting technology, Orbis, should step-in to offer what will surely become the de facto solution in this arena. Orbis’ software, OpenBet®, is used by 13 of the world’s largest interactive sports betting operators, and powers around 75% of the UK’s internet and interactive TV betting applications.

 

Charles Malir, Marketing Director at Orbis, comments on the launch of BetX: “At Orbis we believe that betting exchanges provide a huge opportunity for bookmakers. The development of BetX will allow our existing customer base to take advantage of this burgeoning, and increasingly lucrative, slice of the market.”

 

BetX will be available to existing customers as an add-in module to OpenBet, or as a standalone system, and it will work with all sporting event types and financial markets. Available now as an internet application, BetX will also be shortly available for digital interactive TV (iTV) and mobile devices (including WAP and 3G).

 

To ensure maximum returns for the punter, the Judi Slot system will always check that bets are matched at the best price available in the system. For example, a player places an order to back a horse at 4/1 for $100. As it processes the order, the system checks that the player has not overlooked a better price. If it finds one (for instance 5/1 for $50), it will match $50 of the bet at 5/1 and the remaining $50 at 4/1.

 

As well as being available as multi-lingual and multi-currency it offers users a single account access. So players’ stakes and winnings are debited and credited to the same account as their other wagers on the system – via a single log-in. For the operator this means that they can view a single report that will cover all activity, stakes and profit/loss across the whole operation, as well as on individual areas.

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Posted on: September 16, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

George’s Dominoqq Pkv Premiership Predictions

George was back on track last weekend with 6 correct predictions out of the ten games.

 

This weekend the big game is certainly Manchester City v Arsenal on Sunday. In other games QPR face Manchester United, Swansea play Chelsea and Aston Villa host Liverpool.

 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

 

Aston Villa 1 v Liverpool 1

Burnley 1 v Crystal Palace 1

Leicester 1 v Stoke 0

QPR 1 v Man Utd 3

Swansea 1 v Chelsea 2

Tottenham 3 v Sunderland 0

Newcastle 1 v Southampton 1

 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

 

West Ham 2 v Hull 0

Manchester City 2 v Arsenal 1

 

Monday, 19 January 2015

 

Everton 2 v West Brom 1

 

Goal-Shy Villa 66/1 To Break Derby’s Unwanted Record

 

Aston Villa have managed just 11 Premier League goals in their 21 matches so far this season and bet365 are 66/1 about them failing to reach Derby County’s unwanted record total of 20.

 

Paul Lambert’s side are favoured to Dominoqq Pkv score between 25 and 29 top flight goals this season with the Lions currently sixth favourites to be relegated at 11/4.

 

Total Aston Villa 2014/15 Premier League Goals

 

19 or Less 66/1 20 – 24 11/2 25 – 29 5/4

30 – 34 13/8 35+ 11/2

 

2014/15 Premier League – To Be Relegated

 

Yes No

Burnley 4/5 Evs

QPR 4/5 Evs

Leicester 10/11 5/6

Hull 13/8 1/2

Crystal Palace 2/1 2/5

Aston Villa 11/4 2/7

Sunderland 3/1 1/4

West Brom 10/3 2/9

Everton 25/1 1/80

 

Soccer – Schneiderlin targets Champions Leaguebr />

Midfield ace Morgan Schneiderlin believes that his Southampton side have got what it takes to qualify for the Champions League, with the Saints 6/4 with bet365 to finish in the top four. Schneiderlin and co are in buoyant mood following a 1-0 Premier League win at Manchester United at the weekend, with the victory over the Red Devils lifting Southampton up to third place in the Premier League. And France international midfielder indian matka Schneiderlin is eager to finish the job and secure a place in front of some of the very clubs who are reported to be interested in his signature. He told BBC Sport: “We want to put Southampton in the spotlight, that will be a shock for the country and the world. “We want to reach the Champions League. We want to change this tradition of it being all the big teams. “Hopefully we can do something special. We are believing we can, but if we don’t, the most important thing is to get Europe for Southampton.”

 

Torres at the double ruins Real

 

SPAIN: COPA DEL REY Round of 16 – REAL MADRID 2:2 ATLETICO MADRID

Atletico win 4-2 on aggregate.

 

Fernando Torres scored his first goals for Atletico Madrid since 2007 tonight, bagging a brace at the Bernabeu to knock capital rivals Real out of the Copa del Rey.

 

Torres at the double ruins Real.

 

 

The Colchoneros led 2-0 from the first leg and Torres wasted little time in twisting the knife, scoring to make it 3-0 on aggregate after only 51 seconds.

 

Carlo Ancelotti had picked a strong eleven in the hope of overturning the first leg reverse, but the rub of the green tonight was with the visitors and their returning hero, who had been bought as back-up for Croatian striker Mario Mandžukić, who was missing tonight with flu.

 

Sergio Ramos headed Real level on 20 minutes before Torres restored Atletico’s lead less than a minute into the second half to keep the aggregate gap at three goals.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo headed in Real’s second on 54 minutes but the tie finished 2-2, Atletico advancing to the quarter-finals, where they will face Barcelona no less.

 

This elimination is Real’s first setback since failing to win La Liga last season. In 2014 they won the UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey, European Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, a near clean sweep.

 

They have an intimate connection with the so-called King’s Cup (Copa del Rey) as they are the Royal (Real) club of Madrid, a prefix awarded to them by King Alfonso XIII in 1920, and they have won the trophy 19 times.

 

Spain’s oldest competition began as the Copa de la Coronacion in 1903, before becoming the Copa del Rey, Copa del Presidente and Copa del Generalisimo, reflecting the changes in Spain’s 20th century politics, before reverting to Copa del Rey in 1977.

 

 

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Posted on: September 15, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

Pengeluaran HkShared Wisdom

 

 

Most poker players agree that Doyle’s book Super/System, first published in 1979, is the poker bible. This book is the first legitimate handbook of how to play poker.

 

Doyle wrote the part of the book dealing with no-limit hold’em and asked some young compatriots to write other sections, including Bobby Baldwin (limit hold’em), David Sklansky (high-low stud), Mike Caro (draw poker), Chip Reese (seven-card stud), and Joey Hawthorne (lowball). Doyle explained that they all wrote for free, and that writing those sections was their first step in becoming famous in their own right.

 

Sklansky had a slightly different take on it: “Doyle was the first of the old-school, seat-of-the-pants, instinctive players to recognize that most future stars would be coming from a more analytical academic type of environment. Players who would use technical tools and mathematical reasoning were likely to predominate most forms of Pengeluaran Hkpoker except perhaps no-limit. Doyle realized that even though he was not really one of them at the time. One need only look at the unproven youngsters he chose to co-author his epic book. His foresight is pretty amazing, as none of those youngsters exactly faded off into the sunset.”

 

Doyle’s next book, According to Doyle, is a series of reflections about what it takes to be a successful gambler. The book has soul and is borne out of Doyle’s own sweat. It was out of print for about a decade, and has been reprinted and renamed Poker Wisdom of a Champion. Both of Doyle’s books can be purchased at CardPlayer.com.

 

Finally, Doyle has come out with Super/System 2, available only at his new website, DoylesRoom.com. It is sure to be a classic. One of the co-authors, Daniel Negreanu, had this to say about Doyle: “In no other sport/game have we seen anything similar to what Doyle Brunson is still accomplishing at his age. Over 70 years old and yet he is still a competitive force in the toughest cash games in the world. He is the undisputed legend of our game.”

 

Endearing Personality

 

With a twinkle in his eye, Doyle recalled some exciting moments from the past. When we first met, I thought the topic would be only poker, but much to my delight, we spoke of many different subjects, beginning with golf. Doyle said, “Golf is a different kind of win. Nothing is as exhilarating as golf, because of the physical challenge.”

 

I had heard that in his heyday, Doyle was a fabulous golfer and made huge golf bets. He said that he sometimes played for half a million dollars, explaining, “The guys on the pro golf tour don’t compete for the amount of money we bet on a single round.”

 

I had read a story about a golf match that was famous amongst poker players. I never really understood the story, as I know nothing more than the meaning of a “birdie.” As the story goes, Doyle hadn’t played golf in many years because of his knee injury, which caused him increasing problems as the years went on. However, being a betting gentleman, there were some wagers he simply could not resist. Howard Lederer bet him half a million on a golf game. It went like this: Doyle and his golf partner Mike Sexton were permitted to tee off from the “red tees.” I apologized when I asked Doyle what that meant. With a devilish, endearing, and mischievous grin, he answered: “The ladies tees; we teed off from the red (ladies) tees, which are much closer to the hole, while Howard (Lederer) and Huck (Seed) teed off from the blue tees, further back. I’m a much better golfer than all of them. They didn’t have a chance!”

 

As it turned out, Doyle and Mike won the match, but only by one stroke. If you could have seen that playful look on Doyle’s face when he told the story, you instantly would have found his personality irresistible. It must have been one heck of a bluff to get his opponents to allow this big man to tee off from the girlie tees!

 

Linda Johnson told me that golf match was her favorite story about Doyle, and that I should hear Mike Sexton’s rendition of it. When I contacted Mike, he promised to write an entire column about the match. He told me, “Doyle Brunson is a living legend in the poker world, golf world, sports-betting world, and any other type of gambling world. He not only has played in the biggest games virtually his entire life, he wrote what most people, including me, consider ‘the Bible’ on poker. High-stakes gamblers love to be around him, because he is a true ‘action man.'”

 

 

 

 

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Posted on: September 14, 2021 Posted by: Joshua Brown Comments: 0

The Magic of Marcel Luske

 

 

 

I played with “The Flying Dutchman” Marcel Luske for the first time in the States at Bellagio recently. Marcel is a bona fide star in the United States. His impressive performance at the World Series of Poker TV table on ESPN has made him a huge name. On that show, he sang at the table, gave almost clairvoyant assessments of other players’ holecards, dressed like a Hollywood superstar, and even mentored young David Williams while he was still playing in the tournament himself.

 

The railbirds crowded around and watched Marcel’s every move. Even other players seemed in awe of him.

 

Marcel’s reaction to the ballyhoo was impressive beyond belief. He had a kind word and a wink for everyone. He shook the hands of seemingly hundreds of railbirds. He signed more autographs than David Beckham could ever hope to get through. He had his photo taken with countless fans. He even made the heart of a middle-aged female fan go fluttering by giving her a quick peck on the lips. And Marcel didn’t disappoint his legions by bursting into song a couple of times.

 

If Marcel ever produces a DVD like Hellmuth or Lederer, I guarantee it will be a best seller.

 

Marcel might not be the best European poker player. I would far rather be at his table than that of Gary Jones, Rob Hollink, Shar Koumi, or some other European players whom the Yanks have never heard of.

 

But Marcel is a star. He does something I have never seen any other poker player do consistently; he puts smiles on people’s faces, and for that he must be cherished.

 

My Vegas Diary (condensed version)

Free upgrades to first class on journey to Las Vegas: 1

 

Lifts cadged in The Devilfish’s stretch limo to the hotel: 1

Bets on American football matches, which I managed to lose after being ahead by 10 points with one minute to go: 1

 

Winning craps sessions: 0

 

Losing craps sessions: 0 (Impressive, huh?)

 

Long explanations by Harry Demetriou that he didn’t christen himself “The Wise Owl”: 3 (and counting … )

 

Tournaments played at Bellagio: 1

 

Tournaments played at Bellagio in which I spunked my chips away despite having five times the chip average: 1

 

Healthy meals eaten: 3 (No, McDonald’s does not count in this category!)

 

Pai gow lessons from Kevin O’Connell and Ram Vaswani: 1 (And it was very short, due to appallingly bad luck. I am somewhat dubious of Kevin’s claim to have won 14 straight times earlier in the year.)

 

Expensive lessons learned: 2 (Don’t go to Vegas when skint and don’t put in the third reraise with Q-Q against the chip leader.)

 

So, You Really Wanna Be a situs poker online 2021 Pro?

 

Recently, while in Las Vegas, I picked up a copy of the big brother of this publication, the American version of Card Player magazine.

 

One of the articles was an excellent piece by Lou Krieger, giving advice to would-be poker pros about the pitfalls and problems of taking up poker professionally. He detailed bankroll requirements, the importance of game selection, and the emotional qualities needed to be successful. All in all, it was a very interesting read.

 

A few days later I had a very enjoyable meal with a couple of friends. We talked mainly about poker players (surprise, surprise), and we came to the unfortunate conclusion that despite the increasing popularity of poker on an international scale, there exist some professional players who are self-publicists at best and obnoxious individuals at the worst.

 

With that conversation in mind, I would like to present my tongue-in-cheek guide to becoming a professional poker player. These are the things to avoid at all costs, because if poker is to be received as a genuine sport, we must clean up our acts and eradicate the unacceptable face of poker professionalism:

 

  1. Boost your reputation above and beyond your actual talent level by appearances on television. This has a two-fold benefit. First, it makes you very marketable to potential sponsors, which could net you a fortune. And second, it puts you in a position to get backed in tournaments when you are “potless.”

 

  1. Learn advanced nipping skills. The art of getting some poor sap to lend you a couple of hundred “until next Thursday” is an important skill to learn. Equally, learning how best to avoid the nippers when you score a big result is a vital weapon in the pro poker player’s armory.

 

  1. Soft-play your friends and players you’ve swapped a percentage with. Use speech play when you think you can unbalance an opponent but call foul if someone tries it on with you. Weed on and off in cash games as necessary. Keep mum when a player has misread his hand to your advantage despite tabling it. Bend the rules without breaking them.

 

  1. Learn the ins and outs of the social security system. (I must confess this to be a particular sore point for me.) Claim various benefits from the state despite having absolutely no intention of finding work. Learn which of the following you can possibly claim: unemployment benefits, housing benefits, income supports, or incapacity benefits.

 

  1. Learn how to abuse the casino staff. Unfortunately, pro players are often the worst offenders when it comes to acting disgracefully toward dealers.

 

Now, I am exaggerating wildly here. I can think of many professional poker players who are among the most honest, generous, and charming people I have ever met. Yet, unfortunately, there are cases where a professional poker player’s behavior leaves an awful lot to be desired. Poker is in the spotlight these days, and behavior that in days gone by might have been grudgingly tolerated can no longer be accepted. One player’s indiscretions might cost the rest of the poker community a huge amount. Bad behavior must be stamped out — as soon as possible.…