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Rare metallic element
Spend time frivolously
Large, two-masted Malay boat
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
Results of Tender for Treasury Bill number 1412:
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1&13 Pull a heist (3,1,4)
4&10 Amateur wireless
7 Unruly crowd
8 Grassy meadow
9 Fourth note of the
11 Base and underhand
13 See 1A
14 Water vapour
1 Ballroom dance of Cuban
2 Adversary of Dr Who
4 British military fliers
5 Bird of the night
6&3 Cases of unfair
10 See 4A
12 Unit of electrical
ACROSS: 1 Run 2 Rim 4
Ass 13 Spots 14 In-law
DOWN: 1 Risks 2 Races 3
10 Few 12 Saw
He's joking, of course, but the leg-
endary poker player Doyle Brunson
likes to say that he will never, ever
play A-Q because he's lost too much
money with it.
By most practical measures, it's one
of the top 25 hands in poker, but it's
dangerous to hold. Any flop with an ace
is going to make it extremely difficult
to get away from, and A-K is one of the
most popular hands in poker that is
ready to play a big pot.
There are many other hands in poker
that seem appealing to at least see a flop
with, but it's important to recognise the
dangers. Here are some of the hands
that require caution and subtlety:
J-J: There's no doubt that this is a
big hand and that it ranks among the
top five in most poker-hand rankings
lists, but with a lot of pre-flop betting
action, it can put you in a precarious
situation. If the action is three-handed,
it can be assumed that you are up against
two or three overcards. Against three,
the jacks will hold up, with five cards
to come, only 43 percent of the time.
Against two, it's only a coin flip.
There are many situations in tour-
nament and cash-game play that warrant
playing the pocket jacks with a certain
degree of boldness, but you absolutely
must remember that the hand is sus-
ceptible to all sorts of danger. If you
judge incorrectly and are up against a
bigger pair, you are an 80-20 underdog.
8-8: This is the cutoff point for what
should be considered a solid starting
hand. It's smack in the middle of the
pocket-pair rankings, and if you flop a
set with it, the hand is hidden and capa-
ble of winning a sizable pot against either
the top or overpair to the board. The
problem with it is that you are unlikely
to know where you stand after the flop
unless you do indeed hit that set. The
flop is likely to produce at least one over-
card, and every betting street is going
to be a guessing game.
J-10 suited: It's a connecting hand
that you play with dreams of flopping
a straight, flush or perhaps even the cov-
eted royal, but the odds are always scant
of doing either. Your best odds are flop-
ping the straight, and that will happen
only once every 76 tries.
A-J: It looks great, especially after
playing lots of poker without getting
dealt any good starting hands, but this
hand can produce all sorts of trouble.
If an ace is produced on the flop, you
probably won't be able to get away from
your hand, and it may cost you your
entire stack. A-J isn't a hand you should
automatically give up on, but you def-
initely want a favourable table position
when you play it. It's not crazy to con-
sider folding it in early position.
K-Q: It's like A-J with a slight drizzle
K-J: It's like K-Q doused in jet fuel.
Not the hand you should play in early
position or against any sort of bet.
7-6s: You probably read that this is
the sort of hand that is best suited to
bust a pair of pocket aces. It will do it
about 25 percent of the time, but most
of the flops will produce nothing and
will leave you asking why you voluntarily
dropped those chips.
A-2s: You are hoping to flop a flush
or a bunch of low cards that can make
the A-5 straight, appropriately called
"The Wheel," a reality. However, if you
pair up the ace, there is no way to be
confident that you hold the winner with
so much kicker susceptibility.
Got a poker question or have a
comment? E-mail Chuck at
DANGER HANDS THAT WARRANT EXCESSIVE CAUTIONS
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