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Getting the Slot Best of It

Over the last two decades, David Sklansky has been one of the most prolific as well as one of the most engaging gambling writers. During this time, little in the gambling world has escaped his attention. Nowhere is this more evident than in Getting the Best of It. In this book Sklansky covers an exceptionally broad range of gambling topics including, but by no means limited to, poker, blackjack, horse racing, and even keno.

 

Sklansky’s first section covers mathematics. Most of these topics are pretty elementary, but if the reader doesn’t understand them, they’ll have a hard time making any money gambling. As Sklansky point out, even the math adverse would be well advised to expend the energy to understand the essays in this section. Two of the essays are likely to be of interest even to someone who already understands basic probability theory. One of these essays covers Bayes’ Theorem, the other is titled “An Interesting Dice Proposition”.

 

In the next section, Sklansky covers what most folks would consider his forte, the game of poker. In my opinion, this set of 12 essays represents some of the best brief ideas ever written about the game. I don’t agree with absolutely every detail Sklansky writes about here, but every essay contains at least one, and usually more than one, engaging thought. In my opinion, these essays are excellent in promoting “thinking practice” among readers. If one uses these essays as examples of how a player can think about situations they encounter, I would all but guarantee that this would bring about significant improvement in one’s play.

 

Section three covers blackjack. Again, I mostly agree with everything Sklansky has to say. At this point, most, but not all, of these topics have been discussed in other sources in the gambling literature, but that doesn’t mean that this information isn’t worthwhile. Of the six sections in this book, the one on blackjack is probably weakest, but I still found it worthwhile. Section four covers other casino games, including the only significant analysis of “crapless craps” I can recall seeing …

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If You Can’t Raise, Don’t Call At No Time in Sbobet Indonesia

I get this a lot. Some guy I knew centuries ago sees me playing forty-eighty hold’em and says to me, “what are you doing here?” I sigh.

Stuff like this has gone on most of my life. When you’re a hustler, you end up losing most of the time for the big win at the end. You play the fool. You can never show how good you are. There’s no applause here. You do your job and end up counting money in some hotel room, splitting it with your backers if you have any. Then, you wait for the girls, or the drugs, or the liquor to kick in. Most of the time I would watch TV thinking about all the mistakes I had made. There were always mistakes.

There were dreams too. Hustlers have their personal very unconventional nirvana. Mostly they want to make enough to never have to do it again. Mostly they hate the game they played. Like me. I hated that fact that I could never shine. Never show my stuff.

Heres how it goes. You play bad. Lesson number one. Your backer, who is a former hustler or money guy who likes action shows you. He picks up a few dollars and says this is what you get if you always play good; then he takes out the c-notes wrapped in a rubber band and says this is what you get if you play bad right up until the end. Okay chief. You get the message.

The hustlers are the little wizards of the world. They have the gift. They do something in one particular thing better that almost anyone else and the money rolls in. Still it is never enough. It is too easy. That is the trap.

Of course, the little wizards almost always fail in the end. Their window of opportunity is narrow and short. They never see until its way too late. It’s a peculiar sadness I’ve witnessed many times. The little wizards are in their own universe and this universe is alien and foreign to them and equally scared of …

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Europe’s most popular game, roulette, ligaz888 must be played precisely to have a chance to win

Outside Bets

These wagers are placed “outside” the 38 numbers of the layout, and refer to specific sections or colors. The letters on the accompanying illustration correspond with the following bets:

Even Money Bets

There are three even money bets. Chips are placed at the indicated locations and are one a one-to-one basis:

Two-to-One Bets

Two bets on the roulette layout result in a payoff of two-to-one.

Inside Bets

The following bets are made either on the specific numbers or on the border of the numbers section of the layout. Payouts vary according to the amount of numbers bet.

  1. F) The Line Bet (Sixain): The player is betting that one of six numbers will come up.Bets are placed on the intersection of the two lines of three numbers. On the illustration, the bet will win if the numbers 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, or 36 are hit. The paypays five-to-one.

 

  1. G) The Five-Number Bet: There is only one five-number bet on the layout: 0, 00, 1 2, and 3. The payoff is six-to-one. It is the worst bet on the table, with a house edge 50 percent higher than any other bet. This bet does not exist on the European game since there is no “00.”

 

  1. H) The Corner Bet (Carre): Players are betting that one of four numbers will come up. Bets are placed at the intersection of the four numbers. On the illustration, a  winning bet would bet paid for the numbers 23, 24, 26, or 27.

 

  1. I) The Street Bet (Transversale): ligaz888 Players are wagering that one of three numbers will come up. Bets can be made at several different places: at the end of the line (19,  20 or 21 on the illustration), and three bets involving 0 and 00. The illustration showsthe bet for 0, 00 and 1. A winning bet pays 11-to-one.

 

  1. J) The Split Bet (A Cheval): Players are betting that one of two numbers come up. Bets are placed to overlap the two numbers (16 and 19 on the illustration). Payoff is 17-to-one. The 0 an 00 bet

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Can You Mix Football With Basketball and Survive UFA?

The football season, NFL and college, has just about wound down and, in the midst of spirals filling the air, along comes basketball, NBA and college versions. You begin to hyperventilate and you wonder whether you can survive the world of hoops while still agonizing over the one on the turf that covers 100 yards.

Can you really juggle a couple of sports at the same time? Why not? At this stage of the game there is little to determine in football concerning the capabilities of various teams and who you see as the odds on winner for a given game. Besides, football is easier to follow. You should have analyzed the parity ridden NFL early on and sorted out the better teams from the lesser ones. A few upsets aside it had to be a simpler matter than ever before, analyzing whether one team would beat the other by the Las Vegas driven point spread. Sure, any team could have beaten any other team on any given Sunday but there were assuredly teams that never should have lost—and did not—absent a complete breakdown of their offense and defense.

That, by the way, took place when Denver traveled to Baltimore for a Monday night game and decided to leave their game plan back in Mile High instead of bringing it with them. They simply did not show up and left the Ravens believing that they were, once again, a Super Bowl contender. Can it happen? Of course! The Broncos were an embarrassment that night. But it was an aberration; you live with it and then prepare for the next weekend.

UFA takes the same studied effort and analysis we have always suggested as necessary for football. With football solidly in place that will not be difficult. You can mix the two sports at this incredibly busy time of the year. There is, however, a particular difference when it comes to the world of hoops.

You should have selected certain leagues in college football and become thoroughly familiar with them, to the point of being able to replace the entire scouting …

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Short-Stack Play

Playing a short stack properly is a lost art. Rarely do you see someone write about short-stack strategy; I know that I don’t write about many hands in this column involving small pots. However, while I was playing in a $3,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event at the Jack Binion World Poker Open , I decided to write a column on the sequence of hands that I played, and equally important, the hands that I didn’t play.

 

With the blinds at $25-$50, I found myself in the big blind with the Adiamonds 5diamonds. John Esposito — who is playing some very first-rate poker these days — made it $200 to go from two positions away from the button. Don Atkins called from the small blind.

 

What should I do? Should I move all in for my last $225 or fold? Why should I invest my last $225 in a situation in which I was guaranteed that both of my opponents would call and then check it down (check until the end in order to try to eliminate me), unless one of them hit the flop in a big way? On the other hand, if I did win the pot, I would have $675. If the small blind hadn’t called, I would have had to go with this hand, but when he called, I immediately had a bad feeling.

 

Although Esposito could have had anything in this spot (especially since he had a ton of chips), I believed at the very least that Don had me in bad shape; he just seemed strong to me. So, I folded. It turns out that John had A-7 and Don had 10-10. The rest of the story is that Don won a nice pot when the final board was K-10-4-7-A.

 

On the very next hand, in the small blind, I had 10-5. One person called, and I matched the big blind by calling $25 more. With a flop of A-K-2, we all checked. Then, a king hit, and it was followed by another round of checks. Finally, a 7 hit the …

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Here we go again with Judi Online

The 2022 World Cup date has now swung decisively towards November-December of 2021 or ’22 after organising committee chairman Hassan Al-Thawadi admitted winter was the better option.

 

FIFA has poo-pooed the European Club Association’s preference for April-May 2022 on the grounds of the still difficult heat and the holy month of Ramadan starting on the 2nd of April that year.

 

With the IOC adamant FIFA will not tread on its Winter Olympic toes in January-February ’22, that leaves the November-December slot the only viable option.

 

Whether it is in 2021 or 2022, the staging will eat into European club and country schedules and a battle still looms.

 

The easiest option of course would be to strip Qatar of hosting rights on health and safety grounds. Summer temperatures in the USA are not ideal either if played like in 1994 at times to suit European television audiences, although evening kick-offs are possible.

 

Australia would be the ideal choice as June-July is their rather mild winter, but if winter it must be, runners-up the US & Australia surely have a case in taking FIFA to court for breach of contract. The bidding document explicitly stated the tournament must take place in June and July of 2022.

 

Neither federation has expressed any Judi Online interest in rocking the boat. US Soccer’s Sunil Gulati is now on the Executive Committee and Australia’s Moya Dodd, vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation, a co-opted member.

 

What does seem certain however is that the much-vaunted boast of climate-cooled stadia employing dazzling new technology has bitten the dust.

 

The English Premiership moves in to a busy schedule of Christmas and New Year fixtures with the matches coming thick and fast from now on in over the holiday period.

 

Most pundits have written off the season as a two-horse race between Mourinho’s revived Chelsea and last year’s winners Manchester City, with third place Manchester United too inconsistent and too fragile at the back to mount a real challenge and Arsenal and Liverpool battling with surprise packages Southampton and West Ham …

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George’s Premiership Judi Online Domino99 Predictions

bet365George is on the money this weekend predicting wins for the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea at home versus Newcastle and Arsenal at Liverpool with a draw in the Welsh derby and Sunderland to prevail in the all north east game against Hull. Get on Soton to beat Stoke and Everton not to lose at Spurs.

 

Saturday 8 February 2014

 

Liverpool 1 v Arsenal 2

 

Sunday 9 February

 

Norwich City 0 v Man City 2

Sunderland 2 v Hull City 0

Southampton 3 v Stoke City 1

Crystal Palace 1 v West Brom 1

Chelsea 2 v Newcastle 0

Aston Villa 1 v West Ham 1

Swansea City 1 v Cardiff City 1

 

Sunday 9 February

 

Tottenham 1 v Everton 1

Man United 2 v Fulham 0

 

Three Horse PL Title Race 7/1 To Be Decided By Goal Difference

 

The 2011/12 title race was decided by Judi Online Domino99 difference and bet365 are 7/1 about the thrilling chase at the top of the Premier League going the same way come May.

 

2013/14 Premier League Title Winning Distance

 

Goal Difference. 7/1

1 Point 9/2

2 Points 5/1

3 Points 11/2

4 Points 7/1

5 or More 7/4

 

2013/14 Premier League Outright

 

Man City Evs

Chelsea 2/1

Arsenal 4/1

Liverpool 25/1

Man Utd 150/1

E/W 1/3 1,2

 

Soccer – Meulensteen urges Fulham to dig in

 

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen has called on his players to lift themselves before Sunday’s Premier League clash at Manchester United. Shaun Miller’s header in the last minute of extra-time decided a dreadful FA Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday as League One strugglers Sheffield United beat the Cottagers 1-0, and Meulensteen accepted that his side’s display had not been good enough. The result came on the back of a 3-0 home defeat to Southampton which left Fulham rooted to the foot of the Premier League table. Fulham can be backed at 10/1 with bet365 to keep a clean sheet at Manchester United and at 18/1 to score a penalty in the Old Trafford clash. …

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So Far, So Qiu Qiu Online Good

 

 

So far, so good. The 2008 K-League is only two games old but it has already hinted at a fascinating season to come. The weather is warming, attendances are healthy, stars new and old are shining and the best part of all is that there are still another eight months to go.

 

It is unlikely that Incheon United will still be top of the table in November but the west coast club is the only one of the 14 that boasts a 100% record. Incheon won 2-0 at Jeju United on the opening weekend and then managed to beat Chunnam Dragons 1-0 on Sunday with a goal after just 41 seconds. Over the next 89 minutes or so, the Dragons, defeated 2-0 by Melbourne Victory in midweek in the Asian Champions League and then 4-3 by Gamba Osaka, managed to miss a whole host of chances. It just wasn’t their day.

 

With the league taking a break due to the small matter of a March 26 World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Shanghai, Incheon can enjoy the rest of the month safely perched on the top rung of the ladder. The club is the only one in Korea that Qiu Qiu Online consistently makes a profit and it is a friendly one. Selling stars such as Dejan Damjanovic help the books balance but even the new FC Seoul striker was in the club’s office after the game on Sunday, smiling and joking with staff.

 

The Serbian had plenty to smile about. He had opened his account for his new club the previous day at the Jeonju home of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. Also scoring a first for a new club was South Korean international Cho Jae-jin. The impressive Cho equalized for Jeonbuk only to see his rival for the national team striking spot Park Chu-young net a late winner to give Seoul the three points.

 

The Motors, tipped by many, including this writer, to be in for a good season, have stalled at the start line and are looking for a first point, just …

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Osim Agen Slot names squad for friendlies

 

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Japan national team manager Ivica Osim on Sunday named two more old boys to his squad in the run-up to this summer’s Asian Cup.

 

FC Basel’s Koji Nakata (56 caps) and Nagoya Grampus Eight goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki (50 caps) join Celtic’s Shunsuke Nakamura and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Naohiro Takahara as the latest everpresents from the Zico era to be brought back into the fold.

 

Osim named 27 players to his squad that will face Montenegro in Shizuoka on June 1 and Colombia in Saitama on June 5 as tune-ups for the continental competition being co-hosted by Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand this July.

 

Two-time defending champions Japan play Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam in the group stage of the competition.

 

SQUAD:

 

GK

Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (Jubilo Iwata)

Seigo Narazaki (Nagoya Grampus Eight)

Eiji Kawashima (Kawasaki Frontale)

 

DF

Yuji Nakazawa (Yokohama F Marinos)

Koji Nakata (FC Basel)

Keisuke Tsuboi (Urawa Reds)

Yuichi Komano Sanfrecce Hiroshima)

Hiroki Mizumoto (JEF United Chiba)

Naoaki Aoyama (Shimizu S-Pulse)

 

MF

Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic)

Hideo Hashimoto (Gamba Osaka)

Naotake Hanyu (JEF United Chiba)

Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka)

Kengo Nakamura (Kawasaki Frontale)

Keita Suzuki (Urawa Reds)

Yuki Abe (Urawa Reds)

Yasuyuki Konno (F.C. Tokyo)

Satoru Yamagishi (JEF United Chiba)

Jungo Fujimoto (Shimizu S-Pulse)

Koki Mizuno (JEF United Chiba)

Keisuke Honda (Nagoya Grampus Eight)

Akihiro Ienaga (Gamba Osaka)

 

FW

Naohiro Takahara (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Ryuji Bando (Gamba Osaka)

Seiichiro Maki (JEF United Chiba)

Hisato Sato (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)

Kisho Yano (Albirex Niigata)Future hangs in the balance

Future hangs in the balance

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has a problem and, like so much in life, it boils down to a question of balance.

 

Not long ago, he was merely interim https://www.southendformaggio.com/ coach Graham Arnold, the man tasked with plugging the unenviable gap created by Guus Hiddink’s departure after the World Cup.

 

Now the interim tag has been binned, and the former international striker has his heart set on the long-term post of coaching Australia to the 2010 World Cup.…

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Togel Singapore Arsenal’s Dein steps down after 24 years

 

 

 

David Dein, one of the top movers and shakers in European football, has resigned as vice-chairman of Arsenal, the club he first joined in 1983.

 

Dein cited “irreconcilable differences” with the rest of the board, but was effectively fired for attempting to lever US sports tycoon Stan Kroenke, who owns 11% of the shares, into the club.

 

Hours before Dein’s departure was announced, Gunners chairman Peter Hill-Wood told the Guardian: “We would be horrified to see ownership of the club go across the Atlantic,” referring to Kroenke as “some stranger”.

 

Dein was synonymous with the modern breed of entrepeneurial, commercially-aware directors of the Premier League, but interestingly was against the construction of the 60,000-seat Emirates Stadium for Arsenal, preferring a rental of the new Wembley.

 

The former sugar trader is best known as the man who brought Arsene Wenger to Highbury in 1996, but was also important on an international level as chairman of the G-14 group of top Togel Singapore European clubs, a position he surely should no longer maintain, and a former vice-chairman of England’s Football Association.

 

Dein was criticized in his latter role for a conflict of interest when helping select the new England coach in both 2001 an 2006, keeping his friend and employee Arsene Wenger away from the selection process.

 

Both Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho questioned his dual role, Ferguson on the grounds that FA disciplinary committees seemed less harsh on Arsenal than his team, and Mourinho on account of the Gunners’ allegedly smoother fixture list.

 

Dein’s business ethics were also called into question when Belgian police found a cash injection to Beveren from Highbury may have breached FIFA guidelines and Dein opposed a ban on clubs keeping agents on the payroll. Crystal Palace’s outspoken chairman Simon Jordan labelled him “one of those smiling assassins”.

 

Dein, a Jewish activist who ensured “Think Israel” was displayed around the field at the Emirates, may yet merge his 14.5% with Kroenke’s 11.2% holding and angle to reach 30% ownership, which would trigger an automatic takeover …

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