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Across: 1 Car. 2 Bug.
4 Goals. 7 But. 8 Owl.
9 Bib. 11 Bob. 13 Elton.
Down: 1 Cable. 2 Brown.
3 Gales. 4 Gab. 5 Sob.
6 Hob. 10 Big. 12 Ore.
Type of division
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.
SALON ESSENTIALS DIVISION
SALES REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED:
IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE:
• A HIGHLY MOTIVATED TEAM PLAYER
AN EXCEPTIONALLY ENERGETIC & PASSIONATE
AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR WITH GREAT
THE HOLDER OF A VALID DRIVERS LISCENCE
THE OWNER OF A RELIABLE VEHICLE
THE FOLLOWING IS ALSO A PLUS:
PRIOR EXPERINCE IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY
OR RELATED FIELD
INTEREST OR EXPERINCE IN EITHER OF THE
Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup & Nails
ATTRACTIVE AND COMPETITVE COMPENSATION
HEALTH PLAN INCLUDED
Application including Curriculum Vitae along with a
current Photo should be EMAILED no later than
July 3rd, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Virus or germ
4 Football posts
7 On the other hand
9 Apron front
11 Comedian . . . Hope
13Singer. . . . .John
14 Children's play
equipment in a park
1&1A Mountain railway
2&8 Chief of junior Girl
3 High winds
5 Cry convulsively
6 Cooker top
12 Raw minerals
FLOATING THE FLOP CAN BRING IN THE POT
There aren t very many poker
books that mention the concept of
"floating," because there is a lot of
risk to the play that could end up
costing a player a lot of money. It
would be a serious mistake to avoid
the play entirely, though, because
the successful implementation of
the move can turn an average poker
player into an excellent one.
Players float when they call a bet
on a flop that s missed them entirely,
with the intention of betting on the
turn or river to take it down.
People love to see it because it s
a clear sign that serious poker is
being played. If you aren t in heads-
up mode, you aren t floating.
The play has nothing to do with
the quality of your hand, and every-
thing to do with the perceived weak-
ness of your opponent s hand. Make
no mistake about it: You re in full-
fledged bluff mode, so the move
should be used sparingly.
Here s some reasoning for the
maneuver: Continuation bets are
standard plays in today s poker envi-
ronment. Most players operate like
they are contractually obligated to
bet out the flop if they bet or showed
aggression before it.
Unless the player is holding a
pocket pair, statistics dictate that
the flop misses players (about 85
percent) more often than it helps
them (about 15 per cent) with at
least a pair or better. This statistic
becomes very clear when you find
yourself in a frustrating string of
missed flops every time you hold a
powerhouse hand, like A-K or A-
Q.This is the same logic the con-
tinuation bettors are using, although
they are applying it in an unfavorable
table position. They feel that by sim-
ply betting, it will be enough for you
to go away and give them the pot.
A flop also has the potential to
produce a variety of scare cards. A
pair of tens or jacks doesn t look so
good when an ace or a king hits the
Holding position is key when
attempting a float, because you need
all of the information you can get
since the play is entirely read-depen-
dent. It s possible to do it out of
position, but since the move has so
much inherent risk to it, adding
more is unwise.
By calling the flop, the floater is
showing a sign of holding either a
made hand or at least a draw to a
better one. Most players with a basic
understanding of the game won t
keep a hand, much less call a bet,
without having at least something.
This opens the door to the heist.
In an ideal world, the victim of the
float checks the turn. This is a pre-
dictable way of saying, "I ve got
nothing." The floater then has a free
pass to bet the turn and take down
an attractive pot with some bets in
it. If the poker gods really love us,
the turn may even help us out and
make our hand a winner.
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