By Herbert O Yardley, Sam Sloan
Out of 7 saloons which ran poker video games, Monty's position was once the single fresh one. The poker site itself was once on the rear of the saloon and used to be approximately twenty toes sq. with barred home windows excessive above the floor and an iron wooden range on the finish stored polished by way of the city fool, known 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 used to be a wide around desk lined with eco-friendly billiard textile and surrounded through seven cane chairs. Others, for loafers and kibitzers, have been scattered the following and there or have been grouped round the range whilst the elements was once chilly. The desk used to be lighted through a unmarried bulb, prolonged to the centre by way of a wire from the ceiling and shaded opposed to the eyes of the avid gamers. along with every one chair used to be a spittoon; others have been at handy spots
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He knows 3rd will bet. 3rd bets on Two Kings, taking the bait. 2nd raises with Three Sixes. 3rd should know he is trapped and should fold, but he calls. The Deal 2nd 3rd One Down player is dealt 6 ,, ,, ,, K Three Up 6 6 3 A Three Sixes 7 K 9 8 Two Kings. The Betting 2nd player is High with Two Exposed Sixes. He bets. 3rd player knows he is beat but is curious enough to call. It is hard to drive out a sucker once he has his money in the pot. Winning Hand Three Sixes, held by 2nd player. 2ND DEAL The Deal 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th One Down player is dealt 9 ,, ,, ,, 4 ,, ,, ,, A ,, ,, ,, J ,, ,, ,, 7 ,, ,, ,, K ,, ,, ,, 8 One Up 9 Two Nines 5 Five High J Ace High 9 Jack High 9 Nine High 5 King High 8 Two Eights The Betting 3rd player is High with the Jack.
I was on my way to interior China, facing the unknown beyond the Japanese lines, and had no intention of being trapped there without funds. The money later served a dramatic purpose. The next morning we were on our way to the tailor's, where I had ordered several suits of clothes. The tailor, while fitting me, began to jabber to Ling. ' I asked. Ling spat judiciously, Western style. ' 'Well, I'll be a son-of-a-bitch,' I said, imitating Monty after all these years. ' Ling bought a deck of cards, and at the hotel I began his first lesson in poker.
This is a lock unless one or more of your opponents have an open pair such as ? ' 'Also,' I said, 'you fold unless the next card is a 10 or better such as A x Q. Now,' I asked, 'suppose you hold J Q 10 and one of your opponents holds ? 4 4 and bets on the pair? ' 'I fold of course,' he said. 'Suppose you matched your hole card J Q J on the third card and your opponent holds ? 4 4. ' 'I hold two jacks concealed, and the opponent holds two exposed fours. I can beat what I see on the board, so raise him if he bets.
Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O Yardley, Sam Sloan