Last time we analyzed connectors and the effect of how they were suited. Today we will take a look at two pair. Two pair may be non-suited, double suited or single suited. As you will see later the effect of how they are suited is minimal.
In the last issue of Poker Player, we followed George Marlowe's life from getting kicked out of half a dozen schools for playing poker to a career of a successful professional poker player, to his entrance into the "real world" and a "real" career during his years as "Super Dad" and the birth of a new passion, ceramic art. As explained in Part I, whenever I heard the word, "ceramics", my knowledge was that of my grandmother's pottery classes where she proudly produced vases, pots and ashtrays. Upon my first visit to Marlowe's studio, I was quickly educated about ceramic art.
This issue I fully intended on completing my review of Mississippi cardroom until I stumbled onto a journal entry I wrote in 1990. I'd like to share this very personal piece with you. "It was 1961-1962. Time for the 6th grade. Time for 12-year-old Donna to go from the two-room school house in the coal mining camp to the gigantic, six-story brick school in the adjoining town. She was scared . . . really scared.
Lots to talk about this week, so let's get to it. Went to see Danny Gans a few weeks ago at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Haven't seen him since he opened at the resort some five years ago. Place was packed, as it always is, and within five minutes he had the joint jumpin'. I love live entertainment of almost any kind, but I especially love it when an entertainer gives his all and has a great rapport with the audience.
The Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino is the first casino in The Bahamas to announce the introduction of daily live poker play. Baha Mar Development Corp, the hotel group that recently took over ownership and management of the Wyndham, along with the Radisson Cable Beach Resort & Golf Club and Nassau Beach Hotel, is in its final preparations to launch the popular table game at the Wyndham's Crystal Palace Casino beginning September 1.
Growth in popularity of the game of poker has coincided with and aided the game's spreading across the country. It seems everywhere you look, people are playing or talking about poker, and it seems for now there's no stopping the unprecedented growth. Many states are becoming destinations for poker players of all skill levels, and among the several states of the upper Midwest offering poker to the game's fans is Wisconsin.
Poker players fly. And nowadays, like everybody, they spend a lot of time in and around airports. They've become leisure centers. Nobody runs through airports anymore; if you did, you'd be shot.
Airports have become a place for a lot of things besides airplanes -- fast food emporiums, exquisite restaurants, chic clothing shops, bars, bookstores, and boutiques. But no poker rooms!
I certainly concede that I do not know everything. In fact, that is a relief as I would be too busy in a twenty-four hour day to do anything else. However-I am sure you knew there would be a however-I am fairly certain some people must have been put here on earth to aggravate us people really in the know. I'm driving my vehicle down the street minding my own business when a radio jock decided to make an asinine statement via the radio. I had to pull the car over to collect my breath.
Over the past year or two I have managed to accumulate quite a few books about all of the insand- outs about no-limit Hold'em, especially tournament strategy. I'd love to tell you a favorite story of mine...it's about the last tournament I played in where I was slinging around my starting stack of 10,000 chips with blind levels twice as long my daily lunch break...well, I'd love to tell you that story, but I can't. You see, the thing is, I live approximately 2,756 miles from Las Vegas. And, to be honest, I don't have ten grand just sitting around waiting to be spent on one poker tournament.