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An irrigating canal
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 issues:
TREASURY BILL AUCTION
Results of Tender for Treasury Bill numbers 1402 and 1403:
www.central-bank.org.tt/content/treasury-bills or call
1 Small knife wound
4 Colour or bowling surface
7&14 International relief or-
9&11 Rehearsal (3,3)
1 Bean used as a chocolate
2 Colour of coal
4 Object of worship
6 Soft roll or hairstyle
10 I agree
ACROSS: 1 Cut 2 Bib 4
Run 13 Break 14 Cross
DOWN: 1 Carob 2 Black 3
Yes 12 Use
There are at least ten character
traits that a person needs in order
to become a great poker player.
The good news is that you probably
already have at least one of them.
This should provide the foundation
for the way you approach the game.
You can t change who you are, but you
can discover what you do well and
expand upon it. Where do you excel?
Money Manager: This is perhaps
the most important characteristic, yet
it s the easiest to incorporate. Since
the ultimate goal in poker is to make
as much money as possible, your ability
to handle it is paramount to your suc-
cess. Good money managers avoid
playing stakes that are above their level
of affordability, and they are less likely
to go broke.
Level-Headed: Certain people
thrive on negative energy, and others
are prone to go on tilt whenever things
don t go their way. Both are recipes for
disaster. Your ability to avoid these
trains of thought can make you dan-
Risk-Taker: Recklessness is a losing
proposition, but the ability to take cal-
culated risks is a requirement for win-
ning poker. As the legendary Doyle
Brunson once said, "You have to go
out on a limb, because that is where
the fruit is."
Communicator: Poker is a social
game, and skilful communicators can
get away with a couple of things that
quieter folks cannot. People who like
you will tend to be less inclined to
target your stack, and your chatter can
unlock a bevy of hidden information.
Assessor: You are quick to gauge
the quality of your opposition, picking
up on their personality traits and habits
more astutely than others.
Logical: Are you the type of person
who is quick to conclude that some-
times things just don t add up? The
many ways in which this skill translates
into the quality of a poker game are
Endurance: Cash games and tour-
naments can be long, drawn-out affairs
that can test your ability to focus. Some
people are simply better at navigating
the time. It s a skill that rarely gets
Short-Term Memory: The result
of each poker hand is independent of
the one that preceded it. If you can
think about the game in that context,
it will put you in a better frame of mind
than the majority.
Math Smarts: Poker is filled with
lots of third- or fourth-grade-level
mathematics when it comes to outs,
odds and other percentage plays that
can greatly aid your chances for success.
Understanding and knowing these
numbers will go a long way toward
your success---although it should be
noted that math people tend to be a
little light in the risk-taking depart-
Lucky: I know, I know. Poker is a
game of skill, and in the long term, the
best players will go home with the most
money. I agree. But we also live in a
world where actor Tom Selleck had to
turn down the role of Indiana Jones in
Raiders of the Lost Ark due to filming
obligations for his TV show Magnum,
P.I., handing the famous bullwhip and
leather fedora hat to Harrison Ford,
who would go on to make Indy a leg-
endary film character. Certain people
have a little more luck.
Don t you just love poker?
Got a poker question or have a
comment? E-mail Chuck
THERE ARE 10 TRAITS FOR GREAT POKER, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE
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