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ACROSS: 1 Tum, 2 Bin,
4 Clock, 7 Rum, 8 ANC,
9 Off, 11 Tse, 13 Blank,
DOWN: 1 Throb, 2 Black,
3 Nicer, 4 Coo, 5 Kit,
6 Ice, 10 Fir, 12 Shy.
Signs or badges of office or honour
Solution to Thursday'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.
Applications will be accepted from ten (10) working days prior to the auction date. The
deadline for submission of tenders to the Domestic Market Operations Department of the
Central Bank is 12:00 noon on the auction date.
Central Bank of Trinidad
and Tobago and must accompany each tender. Cheque payments must be submitted no later
than three (3) working days prior to the auction date.
Competitive tenders can be submitted for any amount up to the issue size and must state the
price the bidder is willing to pay for each $1,000 of the face value being applied for. Competitive
bids may be rejected if the face value of the entire issue is allocated at higher bid prices or if
made to a bid that is rejected.
bidder agrees to accept the weighted average price of the successful bids determined in the
For competitive tenders, payments must be in the amount of the total cost of the bills; for
non-competitive tenders, payments will be equivalent to the face value being applied for.
The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago invites tenders
from the public for the following issue:
TREASURY BILL AUCTION
Central Bank of
Trinidad & Tobago
1389 12.06.13 11.09.13
Results of Tender for Treasury Bill number 1389:
www.central-bank.org.tt/content/treasury-bills or call
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1 A child's word for stom-
2 Where rubbish is kept
4&9 Punch the timer and
go home (5,3)
7 A weird drink?
8 Mandela's party
11Mao. . .Tung
13 Devoid of writing
14 Radio term meaning re-
ceived and understood
2&6 Dangerous frozen
layer on the road (5,3)
3 More pleasant
4 Act lovingly, bill and . . .
5 Outfit for school games
10 An evergreen
12 Sensitively timid
A case can be made that one of
poker s biggest historical moments
never should have been allowed to
The moment was the 1982 World
Series of Poker Main Event, and the
late Jack Straus was finding himself
on the losing end of nearly every
hand he played, early in the tour-
nament. Frustrated and in the mid-
dle of a hand, Straus declared, "I m
betting it!" He pushed what he
thought were all of his chips into
the middle of the table, and he was
quickly called and shown the win-
As his opponent stacked the win-
nings, it was discovered that Straus
had a $25 chip remaining that was
tucked either between the table and
the bumper cushion surrounding it
or under a napkin. The absolute
truth with many of these old-time
poker stories depends on the teller
of the tale.
The opponent rightfully believed
that chip was owed to him, but
WSOP officials ruled that since
Straus technically didn t declare that
he was "all-in," his actions were
nothing more than a large bet that
was called. It was a tremendous
break for Straus.
All-in designations may take a
variety of forms. You can declare
with a simple swipe of your hand
or say the famous words, but a phys-
ical push of your stack probably is
the most deliberate way of going
all-in that a player can use.
And when Straus added the
authoritative wording to his chip
action, any interpretation of the
rules that allowed him to keep that
final chip was a real stretch.
Of course, everybody in poker
knows what happened when Straus
was allowed to take back his seat.
He proceeded to go on a heater,
doubling up many times over before
ending the day with a sizeable chip
Straus eventually made it to the
final table, and left the Main Event
as its champion. The moment cre-
ated the now famous poker axiom
that "all you need is a chip and a
chair." You also need a favourable
ruling from a floor manager.
Speaking of floor decisions, I read
a story online the other day that
was too good not to share about a
$30-$60 limit Texas Hold em game
at the Bellagio many years ago.
A player, who was said to resemble
the character Norm from Cheers, sat
down and said that he had $2,000
behind, which in casino speak means
that the chips are purchased and en
route via a chip runner. The dealer
shipped him a hand, and he decided
to play immediately.
Norm and another player
exchanged raises and capped the pot
at $300 when the flop came down
Ad-Jd-10c. Both players exchanged
another round of raises and pumped
another $400 into the pot.
The 5h came down as the turn
card, and the two players made it
another $1,000 in the pot. Similar
action went down on the river after
the 5d was turned over.
Norm turned over the Kd-Qd for
a flush. His opponent had a pair of
aces for a full house.
Norm owed about $1,400, but his
chips still hadn t arrived at the table.
The nervous dealer asked who he
gave his money to, and Norm admit-
ted that he d lied and didn t have
any chips coming, he was broke.
Security quickly whisked him
away, leaving the rest of the table to
wonder if Las Vegas casino manage-
ment beckoned back to earlier days.
'CHIP AND A CHAIR' ACTUALLY A RULING MISTAKE
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