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Some pragmatic play Quotes

We all have our heroes and people we look up to. Whether it be in “real life” or on the pragmatic play game floor, there are people who consider our role models.

To the countless online gamblers all over the world – but to those in the United States mainly – October 13, 2006 was indeed Friday the 13th. Two weeks ago, President Bush nailed the coffin shut on Internet gambling transactions when he signed the port security bill to which is attached the Unlawful Internet

What Does P Stand For? (Part 2)

Here we are again and we are going to pick up where we left off last time. Just to recap a little bit, we talked about mnemonics and how they can be applied to poker. The five P’s of poker, that’s what we started talking about in the last post.

What Does P Stand For?

Obviously it stands for Poker. I don’t know where man’s tendency to make use of mnemonics came from but I have seen and experienced it all my life. In school, professors always used to say “Remember the 3 T’s” – or whatever other letter.

Know When To Quit

Quitters never win, or so they say. Our society has had this notion of never quitting in any endeavor one gets involved in. The never say die attitude has a strong solid place in most any culture. Yet does it have a place in poker?

Last post we talked about some of the most …

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Schmidl89 wins Online Casino Malaysia Turbo Takedown

 

The 12,000 player entry limit was indeed met, and after just over 9 hours of play Schmidl90 took down the Online Casino Malaysia Turbo Takedown for May

1st Schmidl89 $100,000

2nd Pokerguden $60,000

3rd L_Sprewell $40,000

4th biggboss120 $32,500

5th nevada_nl $25,000

A notable finish for ch0ppy in 17th (a former PokerStars Sunday Million winner), cashing $2500

The unluckiest man of the evening title goes to kendo217, who finished on the bubble in 4001st place (particularly annoying no doubt in such a wide-payment (1/3 of field) system).

None other than crosscourtbh (poker nuts will remember him) finished one further out in 4002nd place

Turbo Takedown of Stars

The first of the planned monthly “Turbo Takedown” tournaments on PokerStars is this evening. As we speak only 500 out of the 12,000 spots are left, so it looks very likely to fill completely

Out of the 12,000 entrants, 4000 get paid. A whopping 1/3 of the field.

The buy-in is 5000 FPPs (Frequent Player Points), and there is a $1,000,000 Prizepool. The 1st prize is $100,000

As I say, this is going to be a monthly event, so if you dont make it tonight, look out for it next month

PokerStars raises money for China

PokerStars are very generously matching all donations by its players towards the relief effort following the recent earthquake and devistation in China. You can donate by simply registering for a pseudo tournament in the PokerStars Special Tournament Lobby. You can donate anything from $1 up to …

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Poker Bloggers Fotolog… Updated!!

My latest project: https://bursa303.city Bloggers Fotolog has been updated with a picture from Liquid Swords: From Guppy to Shark bringing the total to four pics posted!

If you are a new reader or a new poker blogger, I wanted to come up a forum where I could put faces to the names & websites. So far we have four of us up on my Poker Bloggers Flog… and soon we’ll have a dozen more! So send me your  (poker related or not… you choose) and a brief bio and I’ll post it!

By the way, Liquid Swords is taking a mini break from playing… among other things to work on his: Poker Comic. Check it out!

Hit Me Paris… Another HDouble Adventure

HDouble once again made me laugh with his latest (non-poker) paragraph: Don’t you wish you lived near Beverly Hills?

Here’s what he wrote: “I probably came as close to hitting the jackpot as I ever will walking to lunch at work yesterday. As we were crossing the street, a black Mercedes SUV rolled up, and I was staring at Paris Hilton, who was 2 feet in front of me. I yelled to my co-worker “Push me in front of that car!”, but the driver sped up, and blew threw the stop sign before I could wedge myself under the tire. Man that girl is ugly.”

Fish Fry: HDouble Style!

Just read a great blog from HDouble about his trip this wekeend to the “border” to shakedown elderly fish …

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Senate Pension Hearings

 

Yesterday’s post mentioned the New York Times story on United Airlines’ delay of contributions to its defined benefit pension plans – allowed because of the peculiar “crediting” system of allowing past contributions to count toward current requirements, even if the assets have evaporated into thin air.

It was an interesting real-life illustration of what the Government Accountability Office discussed in their report on chronic underfunding of these plans. Yesterday, Senate hearings were chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, and an analysis of the United situation was offered by Bradley Belt, the executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

According to Belt:

“During the period from 2000 onward, when the true funded status of each of the company’s pension plans was deteriorating and the financial health of the company was becoming more precarious, the company:

* put little if any cash into the plans;

* rarely made a deficit reduction contribution;

* never provided any notices of underfunding to participants; and

* almost never paid a variable rate premium.

Yet the company still could claim that their plans were “fully funded” on a current liability basis.”

You know the rest of the story: United dumped its severely underfunded plans on the PBGC, which is chest-deep in underfunded plans and will need a bailout of its own. Belt pinned the blame not so much on the company, but on the nonsensical rules on “credits” for previous contributions and the smoothing mechanism for averaging pension assets and obligations. (For determining …

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Forex Money Making Products – Do They Really Work?

Foreign exchange markets – they have been touted as some of the hardest to conquer and succeed in, but for those who have done it correctly, huge profits are abound. This unique market is able to offer investors opportunities which they would never find elsewhere. However, whilst large amounts of money can be earned, equally large amounts of money can be lost. For this reason, you need to know what you are doing.

This is where Forex moneymaking products come in. A simple search on Google will provide you with hundreds of thousands of results for moneymaking systems, automatic trading platforms, trading robots, chart analysing tools, technical analysis tools, and so on. It seems that there is an endless array of products out there targeted at the Forex trader, all offering lucrative returns and profits.

The reality is that most of these do not work. After all, if they did, we would have millions of millionaires all around the world as a result of foreign exchange.

We don’t. And therefore, if you are to succeed in this industry, you need to save your money, and spend it on a reliable, trustworthy Forex moneymaking product.

Are There Any Decent Ones?

Given that blunt an abrupt introduction, you’re probably left wondering whether or not there are any decent moneymaking Forex programs out there. Indeed, the good news is that there are. It’s just a matter of finding them.

Recently, we did a quick test of the prop trader industry, analysing and comparing …

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Jean pocket Pairs in 8g88: What exactly they are & How to help Play Them

 

POKER, 8g88, IDEAS & TIPS

In often the range of all beginning hands in Hold’em, jean pocket pairs are probably often the most interesting group to help look at. For the reason that that particular category can come to be very effective when played out correctly, and also can put a serious drop inside your profits if you strategy it wrong.

The way well do you realize your own pocket pairs throughout online poker? Learn how for you to use them to your advantage.

In this post, we’ll test to dissect often the strategy behind playing bank account sets in poker. We definitely seem into some of the most profitable ranges along with these hands as in fact as some of the largest mistakes you should try to prevent at all costs.

When you’re completing a newcomer to texas Holdem, let’s briefly explain exactly what the term “pocket pair” actually means.

In online poker, when you get a couple of cards of the same ranking, such as 2-2 or perhaps A-A, you happen to be dealt out a pocket couple. Of course, the value regarding these hands is definitely widely different, but they belong to the same extensive category that I will certainly cover today.

Forms of Wallet Pairs & Their particular Values

A majority of texas Holdem guides and various other teaching resources recognize three primary subgroups of pocket frames, specifically:

Premium pocket twos (usually JJ – AA)

Medium-sized pockets (77 ~ TT)

Small pocket sets (66 …

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QQWIN99 Player of the Year

 

Below I have compared the current Player of the Year rankings from Bluff and CardPlayer Magazines. I have a couple of observations:

-David Pham & Bill Edler seem to be the top players so far this year;

-J.C. Tran, Robert Mizrachi & Ted Lawson seem to be top ten players;

-CardPlayer gives a lot of weight to the WSOP (Schneider, Hamby, Clements)

-Will CardPlayer change its rating system for the new CardPlayer Europe Magazine?

-For that matter do either of these publications know there is QQWIN99 outside of the United States?

Gambling Declines in UK

The Gambling Prevalence Study, released in the United Kingdom, has shown a decline in the total number of adults that have participated in some form of gambling within the last twelve months.

Numbers in the report show that 68% of the population, or about 32 million adults, had participated in some form of gambling activity within the past year. This compares to 72% of the UK population 8 years ago.

Only 3% had gambled via the internet on activities such as online poker and casino games, while 4% placed bets with an internet bookmaker.

The UK gambler is mostly likely to be of white ethnicity from a higher income household. In general, gambling was looked upon as more harmful than beneficial but prohibition was rejected over the individual’s right to choose their own lifestyle.

No Limit Hold’em Bluff Calculator

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Counting on discount – money saving made easy

 

No matter how much money we make, we always need a little bit more in order to buy something we like or pay an old bill. It is too bad that we cannot simply earn some more or spend as much as we want on clothes and other items, but being a grownup and a responsible person usually means that you have to sacrifice something for the higher cause. Luckily, there are so many ways to save money which are easy and simple that you will have no problem putting some of it aside without even noticing

The vast land of DIY

You don’t have to be super-talented or a sewing genius to make some great private investment trust projects. This is a fantastic way to use your old clothes and turn it into something new and useful. Resize your old tees, make cute little shorts with lace, sew your own skirts, or simply make a fashionable new accessory out of pieces you don’t wear anymore, for example a scarf out of your old, oversized shirt. You don’t necessarily have to use clothes or make clothes – DIY projects can make even pieces of furniture or wall decorations out of the most unexcited items. This way, you will save money on clothes, accessories, decorations, etc. and master a new skill along the way.

Buy out of season

It may seem ridiculous at first, buying clothes, coats, and shoes only to leave them in your wardrobe for months before you …

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The Digital Marketing Playbook: 10+ Years of Agency Insights – Avoid Common Mistakes & Market Like a Pro

 

Ever dreamed of influencing people to take action? Can you imagine what an impact that would make on your business? Better yet, knowing enough to put your ad agency back in their place. Finally giving you the knowledge and control to invest your digital advertising better? That’s what the Digital Marketing Playbook does for you.

This guide was created to give business owners an edge, to both grow their business and understand what makes a good agency. This success formula has been used to grow hundreds of our clients from all different industries. It explains the core nature that underpins consumer behaviour online, and helps yu unlock the best for your company.

In the first chapter we explore the conversion formula. This is a mathematical equation that explains if a website visitor will turn into a customer. When you understand the levers that influence this, you can adjust your strategy to generate better outcomes. This makes any dollar spent on advertising, infinitely more like to generate a return.

When you purchase The Digital Marketing Playbook, you are buying a guide intended to educate. We want you to take that information and run with it. When we are informed, we can make good decisions. Don’t let greed agencies take advantage of you. Don’t waste your money on advertising that isn’t working. Learn the very core of digital marketing in this fast to read, business focuses book. We know you’ll love it.

We have catalogued the crucial elements of our successful …

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WSOP ME Chipleader Giving Back

 

Although the poker world will have to wait until November to crown a champion one player is already setting himself apart from the field.  Dennis Phillips, chip-leader of the Main Event, has pledged to donate 1% of his earnings to putting “a Bad Beat on Cancer”.  While 1% may not sound like a huge amount, if all goes to plan it could represent over $90,000 in donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.   “I am thrilled to contribute a portion of my hk prize earnings to the Prevent Cancer Foundation,” said Phillips. “Charity involvement has always been an important part of my life, and hopefully more poker players and final table participants with follow suit in upcoming poker circuits like the European Poker Tour and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.” Poker players donating winnings to charity is beginning to become more and more commonplace.   Barry Greenstein, often deemed the “robin hood of poker”, has been donating tournament winnings for decades.  His charity, “Children, incorporated” has been a beneficiary of the majority of his tournament earnings throughout the years.  2007 main event champion, Jerry Chang, donated 10% of his $8.25 million prize money to the Make a Wish Foundation; Feed the Children, and the Ronald McDonald House.

Poker sites have started to catch on as well.  Recently PokerStars donated over $50,000 to the Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation.   PokerStars spokesman Chris Moneymaker had many kinds things to say about Phillips “[He] is a stand-up guy who brings a positive feeling to the WSOP final …