Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O Yardley, Sam Sloan

By Herbert O Yardley, Sam Sloan

Out of 7 saloons which ran poker video games, Monty's position used to be the single fresh one. The poker site itself was once on the rear of the saloon and was once approximately twenty toes sq. with barred home windows excessive above the floor and an iron wooden range on the finish stored polished through town fool, referred to as Dummy. The home windows had darkish, drawn curtains. The partitions have been unplastered brick, the woodwork painted white, and the ground scrubbed. within the centre was once a wide around desk coated with eco-friendly billiard textile and surrounded by way of seven cane chairs. Others, for loafers and kibitzers, have been scattered right here and there or have been grouped round the range while the elements used to be chilly. The desk was once lighted by means of a unmarried bulb, prolonged to the centre by way of a wire from the ceiling and shaded opposed to the eyes of the gamers. in conjunction with every one chair used to be a spittoon; others have been at handy spots

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He later told me he held a jack full. The actor tossed his hand in the discards in disgust. But his producer was grinning impishly. 'I raise one hundred,' he said and tossed in the chips. I threw my hand in the discards, as did also Chic and Doc, the dealer. Looks like those two had all the wild cards, I reflected. Bones pretended to study a moment then counted out a big stack of chips, for he had been winning. 'I up you five hundred,' he said, his voice quivering. Bones had a mouthful of tobacco juice and was watching the producer intently.

1st bets on Two Concealed Nines. 7th calls. He thinks he is beat, but hopes to draw out. The Deal 2nd 3rd One Down player is dealt 9 ,, ,, ,, 8 Three Up 9 J 2 Two Nines 8 K 2 Two Eights The Betting 7th player is High with Two Concealed Eights and the King, and checks. 1st player bets his Two Concealed Nines. 7th at last folds. Winning Hand Two Nines, held by 1st player. 3RD DEAL The Deal 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th One Down player is dealt A ,, ,, ,, J ,, ,, ,, K ,, ,, ,, Q ,, ,, ,, 2 ,, ,, ,, 5 ,, ,, ,, 6 One Up 2 Ace High J Two Jacks A Ace High K King High 3 Three High 4 Five High 3 Six High The Betting 3rd player is High with the Ace.

He still tossed his money away. When I reminded him of this he simply looked confused. I said, "You played only two hours and lost your Old Soldier's cheque. " He shook his head sadly. "I don't know, Monty," he said. " 'Never stay in a poker game unless there are at least three suckers. If possible, let them do your betting for you, and sit to their left because they are usually wild players who bet on everything and anything. Sitting to their left gives you the option whether to stay, raise, or fold your hand.

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