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ORCHIDS, FRUIT TREES, POTS ETC.
Fri., 3rd Oct., Sat 4th Oct, Sun 5th Oct
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Solution to Friday’s puzzle
The word may sound familiar, but do you know
what it means?
Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.
1&14 Deteriorate (3,5)
2 Air-like substance
7 Humble or vulgar
8 Beard of corn
11 Oval object
14 See 1A
1 High winds
2 Hard transparent
4 Long scarf of fur or
5 Depart this life
6 Light two-wheeled
10 Pudding pastry
ACROSS: 1 Get 2 Gas 4
Broad 7 Low 8 Awn
9 Asp 11 Egg 13 Sexes
DOWN: 1 Gales 2 Glass 3
10 Pie 12 Gun
Whenever I talk poker with
somebody, I won’t end the con-
versation without asking what his
or her best tip or advice is. The
answers typically are to the point
and always are different, yet the
tips have a way of adding up to
really benefit your poker game.
Here are some of my favourites
accumulated over the years:
• Never bluff into a calling station.
The money won when successful
never will be as much as the money
lost when it fails.
• Don’t fall into the madness
abyss. If your table is filled to the
brim with aggressive maniacs who
have no hand standards, that doesn’t
mean you should look down at K-
10 and treat it like A-K.
• Treat top pair like what it is: a
decent but very beatable hand.
Going broke with it is like striking
out in a slow-pitch softball game.
• Don’t lend money to anybody
in a gambling environment.
• Folding your hand without
committing any money to the pot
is the most profitable long-term
play in poker.
• In small, low-limit games, tip-
ping the dealers is proper etiquette,
but be smart about it. If you are
consistently dragging $10 pots and
flipping a couple of bucks to the
dealer, that money combined with
the table rake will make the game
• Don’t eat at the table. Poker
chips are disgusting enough, touch-
ing hundreds of hands between
cleanings that may or may not hap-
pen with any consistency, that they
really don’t need any sticky sauce
from your lo mein dish. If you are
hungry, rack out and leave the game.
The break from the table probably
is needed anyway.
• Constantly check the table for
$100 bills in any opponents’ stacks.
Those are legal table tender and play
just as chips do. The last thing you
want to do is make a play at some-
body holding Franklins and find out
that he or she has you covered for
all of your money instead of the
other way around.
• Slowplaying pocket aces before
the flop is poker’s version of playing
with a loaded gun.
• Labelling something as a “coin-
flip scenario” is convenient, but not
mathematically accurate. A pocket
pair has about a six per cent advan-
tage versus two overcards with five
cards to come. That’s an advantage
that exceeds most of the built-in
house edges for any casino table
• Poker often is comprised of
hours of sheer boredom and a few
minutes of pulse-pounding adren-
aline. There’s justification for betting
$20 on the football game on TV.
• Never play poker with a guy
named Lucky or Slim.
• The goal never should be to win
a lot of pots; you want to win quality
• Your betting/raining versus call-
ing ratio should be at least 2-to-1.
Your goal should be to minimise
decisions and force your opponents
to make the difficult ones.
• Always respect your opponents’
game unless they produce bountiful
evidence that they don’t deserve it.
• If an opponent shows you a
successful bluff, don’t react with
disgust. Treat it like a badge of
honor. You folded because you felt
it was the correct thing to do, and
these instincts are more likely to
help than to hinder you in the future.
• Wash your hands frequently.
Those disgusting chips can transmit
sickness very quickly if you don’t.
AN ASSORTMENT OF QUICK TIPS
All persons whose eligibility for registration
with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and
Tobago (BOETT) commences in January 2015
must provide evidence of “further learning”,
beyond the Bachelor's degree in Engineering,
to Master's level. Further learning may be
attained by an appropriate recognised Master's
degree or an accumulation of academic type
knowledge acceptable to the Board.
APPLICANTS GRADUATING PRIOR TO 2009 ARE
NOT AFFECTED AS LONG AS THEY POSSESS A
RECOGNISED ENGINEERING DEGREE.
BOARD OF ENGINEERING OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
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