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Greek god of victory
Large Indian antelope
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.
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
Results of Tender for Treasury Bill numbers 1397 and 1401:
www.central-bank.org.tt/content/treasury-bills or call
28.10.13 30.10.13 29.01.14
182 days 31.10.13 04.11.13 05.05.14
How cruel? You can lose your shirt
during any given session, even if you
Anytime you are dealt a starting
hand that isn't a pocket pair, it is con-
sidered to be an unmade hand.
Unmade hands typically need to
improve to a pair or better to have
any chance at winning the pot in a
Hands like A-K, A-Q, A-J, K-Q
are commonly played unmade Hold
em hands because of the power they
possess when they make a pair. Most
players will at least try to get to the
flop with these hands, although A-J
and K-Q should be wary in multi-
player pots with lots of action, due
to the danger of being dominated.
A-K is considered a top-five hand
in most poker hand-rankings systems,
and it can beat a big hand like a pair
of pocket queens almost 50 percent
of the time.
Players not only should routinely
pay to see flops with A-K, they also
should be very aggressive with the
betting pre-flop. You just have to
understand that bad things can hap-
pen. Suppose you are sitting in a $2/$5
no-limit cash game that is playing
loose with $500 behind you. This is
the sort of game that is a step or two
above the smallest poker offerings in
a standard casino or poker room.
You are on the button, an opponent
that you determine to be a fine player
opens with a $20 bet in middle posi-
tion and a weaker player calls. If you
were to diagnose the range of hands
these players could have, you should
conclude that your Ac-Kc is the best
With $47 already in the pot, you
raise to $60 in an attempt to squeeze
out the middle player. The player that
opened then calls, and the other player
folds, which creates a pot of nearly
The flop comes down 10c-9h-4c.
This is the most likely outcome, with
odds of 2.45-to-1 against flopping a
pair, but it also creates the nut-flush
Your opponent bets $80.
If you prudently assume that your
opponent is sitting on an overpair to
the board with something like jacks
or queens, your hand is actually a sta-
tistical (53-46) favourite, with two
cards to come. If you are up against
a set, you are a 3-to-1 dog.
If you think the numbers lie in your
favour, betting (or even going all-in)
could be the best move, but let's sup-
pose you decide to minimise your
losses and play it safe with a call, cre-
ating a pot of around $300.
Another random card that fails to
help you falls on the turn, and your
opponent moves all-in.
You really can't call, so you fold in
a hand that ended up costing you
almost a third of your starting stack
while playing solid poker. If you called
the all-in bet, you could have lost all
These are the sorts of hands that
can show up repeatedly in a cash-
game situation. And if you keep miss-
ing the flops in these precarious sit-
uations, it can be a long, losing night
that really will be no fault of your
Don't you just love poker?
• Got a poker question or have a
comment? Email Chuck
LOSING HAPPENS, EVEN WHEN PLAYING SOLID POKER
1 Bread soaked in milk
2 Mediterranean or Baltic
4,13&14 Tempting dairycon-
7 Shipbuilding tree
8 Sales representative
9 Spirit distilled from sugar-
11 Go brown in the sun
13 See 4A
14 See 4A
1 Person resigned to his or her
2 Idly play the guitar
3 Savoury meat jelly
4 Pine tree
5 Small crudely-built
6Putonor. . .adisguise
10 Mr's partner
ACROSS: 1 Sop 2 Sea 4
11 Tan 13 Cream 14 Cakes
DOWN: 1 Stoic 2 Strum 3
Mrs 12 Aim
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