Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Now Try This

Jane: You really don't care about anybody or anything except yourself, do you?
Jonas: Oh, Jane... I never pretended I did.
"Leap Of Faith"

You know I have been away from the digital tables for over a week now, and it’s been ok. I’ve had plenty of other things to keep me occupied so I am not worried about it. I didn’t feel like I needed a break, but I’ve enjoyed it anyway.

For some weird reason, I feel like a big score is just around the corner. Is that not the catch cry of every degenerate gambler ever? Maybe so, but I honestly do feel like good things are coming.

We have a large home game tournament on this weekend, which I play no small part in organising and running. Last time we had 27 players (which is quite apt methinks), and we are looking at no less than 35 this time around – hopefully no more than 40. Last time I came in 5th out of 27 – but due to the payout structure and the inclusion of $5 bounties (of which I collected none) I walked away with a $2 profit. I’ve made sure the payouts are a little more generous this time around, as well as bigger starting stacks and longer levels. All should go well hopefully.

Last night was Valentines Day of course, and it’s something that I’m not too keen on. I just don’t give a crap about it really. Unfortunately, my Distraction thinks differently. Such is life I guess. I got out of it pretty cheaply this year since we are only a few months removed from the wedding/honeymoon and not removed at all from paying for both. I made desert which was a melted chocolate fondue with marshmallows and some biscuits which went down a treat. Melting chocolate without cooking it is a fine art, but a lot easier once you figure out adding cream makes everything a whole lot easier.

Saw an interesting poker related brain teaser on another site the other day – please forgive me if you’ve already heard it.

Here is the challenge – two players are allowed to draw any five cards from a complete deck (no jokers) to make a five card hand. Player A goes first and then player B draws his five cards. After this, you have one more round where you can muck as many cards as you like and then re-draw up to a five card hand. Mucked cards do not go back into the deck. All suits are equal, and if the hand is a tie then the player choosing second wins.

So, do you go first or second, and what cards do you pick? One possible answer next post.

I love these kind of problems, and I have seen some good ones recently. If anybody ahs any others then feel free to post them in the comments section and if I haven’t heard them before I will give them a crack. Hell, if you can put one out there that doesn’t have a million rules to it or involves obscure variations that stumps me, I may even offer up a bounty. But don’t hold your breath.

I’ve signed up for the two latest casino bonus whoring opportunities through Grubby. Hey, I feel like trying something different so why not take a free roll. The worst case scenario is I loose a little bit of my time so why not?

I’ve also finally got my act together and organised a bloglines account to keep track of all the blogs I regularly read – some of which are not yet linked on the side so I will get to that soon enough. It’s a top little way to keep up with it all, I’m fond of it already.

Later this week, I will come back with the answer to the riddle above as well as another induction into Heafy’s House of Awesomeness.

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