Through the Eyes of a Dealer

Upon the arrival of my 21st birthday, I had already fallen in love with the game of poker and had become totally consumed by the game. It seemed logical to take a job as a poker dealer, allowing me to constantly challenge myself, keep myself interested in my work, and have fun while earning a living. I always knew that a 9-to-5 desk job environment would not be for me, because if I am not fully engaged and interested in what I am doing, I am completely useless and unproductive. I needed something with some action, something that would vary from day to day, and dealing poker seemed to be the perfect fit, so I figured I would give it a shot.

 

When I first started, I had zero experience and was often quite nervous at work. The perfectionist in me strived to avoid making any mistakes on the job. Nonetheless, I fumbled about at the tables for a couple of weeks, but quickly caught on, with the help of the players (yelling and screaming) and my co-workers. I found my niche, and within a month, I was flinging the cards around with ease. Once I got comfortable with all the rules and procedures, and got past the jittery phase, dealing became a great teacher, and the tables were where I went to school. At first, I noticed myself paying close attention to a couple of regular players who were consistently winning. I constantly questioned myself while I was dealing to these players. “Why do they win all the time?” I studied them closely. Then, I studied some of the losing players. I wondered, “What are they doing wrong?” Every night when my shift concluded, I took my observations and formed conclusions and concocted theories. Armed with these newly …

Bola88 Stories From L.A.: A Telltale Sigh and a Bathroom Bluff

 

 

In February, I made my annual three-day trek to Commerce Casino for the L.A. Poker Classic. My first game was a single-table satellite for the $1,500 no-limit hold’em event, and I started out on fire. By the end of the first limit, I had turned my $800 starting stack into about $2,400. Only one player had almost as much, but I had been unimpressed with his play. He had accumulated his chips by making some loose all-in calls and drawing out. Still, I knew I would have to get past him in order to win the satellite.

 

Then, an interesting hand came up. With the blinds at $50-$100, he raised to $400 from middle position. The action was folded to me on the button, and I looked down to find the 8clubs 8spades. I was pretty sure I had the best hand, but I didn’t think moving all in was my best play. He had shown a propensity to call all-in bets with some fairly weak hands, and I didn’t want to end up in a coin-flip situation against something like A-10 or K-J. Having position on him, I decided to call and see how the hand played out. Everyone else folded, so we took the flop heads up.

 

It came 10clubs 10diamonds 2clubs. He grabbed two handfuls of chips and pushed in his remaining $1,800. My overwhelming initial instinct was to call, but I never rush a decision that involves all of my chips, so I took a couple of seconds to make sure that I felt good about calling. After considering his overbet into the $950 pot, I was fairly confident that 8clubs 8spades was the best hand, and I made up my mind to call.

 

But before I had a chance to …

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Soccer Coach, Fan, Husband, and Proud Parent, blogs about soccer happenings here in the Northern Virginia area and within the U.S.

 

Focus on Women’s soccer and local youth and professional clubs.

 

Eco-Fashion with a Passion for Sport

The football-mad owners of a leading eco-fashion brand have used their specialisation in organic textiles to create a new football shirt that is lighter, more breathable, kind-to-skin and more eco-friendly than typical oil-based synthetic tops.

 

“The great thing about using eco-fabrics in Togel sportswear is that often they are softer, more breathable, and stretchier than their synthetic counterparts. Our bamboo tops are hypoallergenic and antibacterial too, so they’re really comfortable, no chaffing.” Said Martin Drake-Knight, designer. “It’s these properties inside organic fabrics that makes our clothing so perfect for any kind of sport where you’re active and building up a sweat.”

 

“The great thing about organic cotton and bamboo is that it’s lightweight and flexible, so it’s ideal for any sport where movement is key. Being naturally soft also means it doesn’t stick to the skin or rub so our organic clothing helps keep the wearer drier, cooler and more comfortable. The result is greater freedom on the pitch, although we can’t promise more goals!”

 

The main advantage for footballers is that eco-textiles like bamboo stop odour-producing bacteria from growing allowing it to remain fresher smelling for longer. It is also highly absorbent and wicks water away from the body 3 to 4 times faster than many synthetic fabrics, Rapanui say, and it sounds like they’ve been putting the shirt through some thorough tests.

 

All the staff members at Rapanui are all eager footballers and play as much and as often as they can; including charity matches set up by the company. They organise goals-style …

World Cup Togel Hongkong USA in 2018 or 2022

 

 

Doug Band behind United States’ Push to Host World Cup in 2018 or 2022

 

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup approaching in less than two months, Americans once again have soccer on their minds. Their attention can be attributed to the popular belief that this year will be Team USA’s best chance to bring home their very first World Cup. While many Americans might only think about soccer during major events like the World Cup, the majority of countries around the world fiendishly follow the sport year-round. U.S. soccer fanatics are glad that their favorite sport is finally gaining some respect domestically, but Doug Band feels that even more popularity can be gained by bringing the World Cup to America.

 

President Clinton’s personal advisor, Doug Band, Togel Hongkong recently obliged a request to join the Board of Directors for the United States Bid Committee. The committee aspires to bring the FIFA World Cup to the U.S. as soon as 2018. With the addition of Doug Band’s support, the committee hopes to increase their chances of bringing the most widely followed international tournament to American soil. This is a huge opportunity for the United States to bring together many cultures that all have great interest in the sport. If the United States wins the bid; it would surely be a boost to their international image.

 

Band is a fantastic addition to the U.S. committee, not only because he’s an avid fan of the game, but also because he realizes how this sport can unify disparate cultures and people. Because of the extensive work Doug Band has done with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), he has garnered valuable experience in foreign relations. Along with former President Clinton, Band founded the CGI in 2005. Since then, CGI has …

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Your server transmits a lot to a browser when it accesses your site. Transferring data takes time. Caching can be enabled to save some common data items on your website, such as your logo and main headings. The browser stores them locally. It saves all of the important, immovable sections of your website locally.

 

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LDU Quito through to final Bandar Judi Qq as defensive errors cost Pachuca

 

 

Ecuador’s LDU Quito booked a place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over Mexican outfit Pachuca in driving rain at the National Stadium in Tokyo.

 

A calamitous piece of defending just four minutes in set LDU on their way, as a dreadful mix-up at the back saw an attempted clearance fall to Bandar Judi Qq unmarked Claudio Bieler, and the Argentine had an easy task of steering the ball beyond Miguel Calero in the Pachuca goal.

 

That goal set the tone for the match, with Pachuca struggling to come to terms with the wet conditions in the first half.

 

Argentine threats Damian Alvarez and Christian Gimenez looked the likeliest source of a goal for Los Tuzos, but the reigning Copa Libertadores champions from Quito managed to hold Pachuca’s star men at bay.

 

Instead it was LDU causing most of the attacking threats, and they doubled their advantage in the twenty-sixth minute after Pachuca defender Julio Manzur handled just outside the penalty area.

 

LDU midfielder Luis Bolanos stepped up to curl an inch-perfect free-kick just over the wall and into the top corner of the goal, with Pachuca keeper Calero unsighted.

 

For the second time in the tournament Pachuca found themselves two goals down at half-time, but unlike their thrilling come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Egyptian giants Al-Ahly in their opening game, this time there was no way back for the Mexicans.

 

They pushed forward in numbers in the second half, but time and again danger man Damian Alvarez and compatriot striker Bruno Marioni failed to force LDU keeper Jose Francisco Cevallos into a save.

 

Despite dominating possession for the entire ninety minutes Pachuca trudged disconsolately off the field with nothing to show for …

The Togel Hongkong Week in England

 

 

Off-field, it was such a colourful week, England’s 0-2 defeat to Spain, Fabio Capello’s second loss as national team manager, was a mere footnote.

 

Chelsea’s firing of Luis Felipe Scolari and the tug-of-love for David Beckham between LA and AC were bigger news, but the Three Lions’ defeat deserved more column inches. Unlike Steve McClaren, Capello has built a formidable team in a short time, a 4-1 away win in Croatia being the highlight so far, and unlike predecessor Sven-Goran Eriksson, in friendlies the Italian plays his strongest team for as much of the 90 minutes as he can.

 

Seville was a reality check therefore on the perennially fantasizing English, many of whom are already entertaining hopes of lifting the World Cup in South Africa. Spain’s technique was superior as always, but their organisation was too, while their formation had a fluidity England can only dream about.

 

I cannot see how England, however improved they are under Capello, can defeat Spain in a couple of years without a big dollop of luck. It is impossible for Togel Hongkong England to develop a comparable mobility to give them that extra gear. The Three Lions can probably match anyone else in Europe, but there is also Brazil and Argentina to consider. Of course, myriad factors are brought to bear in a World Cup Finals, and it is a cup competition, with all that that entails.

 

But on paper, England cannot triumph in 2010.

 

England’s biggest star and still the world’s best-paid player, has unexpectedly become a tug-of-love case.

 

David Beckham is owned by MLS but wanted by AC Milan. Clearly his American dream is a bust now he has re-established himself in the national team, an adventure he believed he had reached the end …

Samurai Blue 2006 … the first Pkv hiccup (USA 3 Japan 2)

 

 

Well in defeat at least they didn’t fall on their swords. In fact, they attempted valiantly to bloody their opponent’s nose. But, bar the rather extraordinary last 25 minutes (when Japan scored twice), the Japan USA friendly match was largely an embarrassment if you were supporting Japan. It will certainly act as a wake up call in Japan’s preparations for the World Cup.

 

The obvious things were obvious from the start. The Pkv States were bigger and stronger, but a little surprisingly, they were also more skillful and sharper at everything they did. There can be no excuses in that first hour for Japan being so slow to wake up at almost every restart. And concentration was non-existent throughout the match.

 

Other things became obvious, too, during those painful first sixty minutes.

 

Zico Japan will be heavily reliant on the experience of those players currently plying their trade abroad. None of them played against the USA. The bunch that did play lacked belief until the late resurgence, but by then the game was already lost.

 

Zico desperately needs to find a consistent formation that works. Playing six in midfield seems bizarre. It means that Japan get the ball but have nowhere to distribute it. Rather than highlighting the strength in that area, six in midfield throws the weaknesses in both defence and attack into sharp relief.

 

The defence was a panic zone. Nakazawa didn’t get close enough to his man. When he did, he was brushed off too easily. Miyamoto may excite the female fans, but he just isn’t up to it, either in ability or height. The full-backs got turned inside out all afternoon, and seemed oblivious to a quick start. They need to get tighter to their opponents. They need to …

Boycotts, Busan and Betrayal in Poker online

 

 

It’s hard to get excited about any Olympic qualifier and a home game against Uzbekistan certainly wasn’t one to send pulses racing just south of the 38th Parallel. South Korea had already defeated the Central Asians in the second round of qualifying in March then went on to complete the double in Tashkent in April. If that wasn’t enough, the senior teams met in Seoul for a pre-Asian Cup friendly in July with another victory for the hosts.

 

At the end of a hard-fought game, Korea made it four wins out of four to get off to a winning start in the final round of qualifying and with the rest of Group B comprising of Bahrain and Syria, Beijing is becoming ever more visible just across the murky Yellow Sea.

 

The game was notable as it was Park Song-hwa’s first game as coach. Park has been involved with various national team set-ups over the years and after Andy Egli resigned as Busan I’Park boss at the beginning of July, Park moved into the hotseat on the south coast. It was a welcome move for the fans of the one-time giants of Korean and Asian football. Park has a decent reputation as a coach and those who know him speak of his open mind and a willingness to listen to others, not always abundant qualities among K-League coaches.

 

Fifteen days later he was gone, his smile beaming out of the front page of every sports daily in Seoul as he became the Olympic coach. Busan fans were less happy, speechless at the sight of the Korean FA poaching their coach of just one Poker Online game.

 

Languishing near the bottom of the K-League, the departure was as one fan said “a kick in the teeth.”…

Fiorentina V Liverpool – Dr. Joel Rookwood wins Togel Online

 

 

 

For the unsuspecting football supporter, the prospect of a European away trip to Italy is usually accompanied by a detailed health warning. As Mirror columnist Brian Reade noted recently: “Spend a night as a football fan in Italy and there’s a good chance you’ll end up eating hospital food. Usually after being stabbed in the buttocks by a youth wearing a crash helmet who does you from behind and then scarpers.” Given their history with Italian clubs, the threat is particularly evident for Liverpool supporters.

 

AS Roma’s only appearance in a Togel Online European Cup final resulted in defeat at the hands of Liverpool. In Rome. On penalties. In excess of forty Liverpool fans were subjected to serious knife wounds before and after the match, and the event did little for Anglo-Italian relations. Twelve months later the pinnacle of club football was once again dominated by the men from Merseyside. Although the 1985 final saw Juventus crowned continental champions, the result was rendered insignificant by the events that unfolded in the stands of Brussels’ Heysel stadium. The dilapidated ground was more than sixty years old and proved unable to withstand the fatal stampede by Liverpool supporters towards their Juventus counterparts in the ‘neutral’ section before the game. A wall collapsed under the pressure of fleeing fans and many were crushed, resulting in thirty-nine deaths. It remains the worst hooligan-related tragedy in the history of European football.

 

The spectre of disorder overshadowed the reality of inadequate, dangerous terraces, ineffective policing and flawed crowd management, as throughout the continent (and particularly in Italy) the supporters of all-conquering Liverpool became synonyms for ‘murderers’. A resultant legacy of antagonism has since developed between many Italian and Scouse supporters. Two decades later in Liverpool’s first post-Heysel European Cup final appearance, …

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