Reading Your Opponent’s Stack

Ultimately your stack size is always going to be more important to your strategy than the ammunition your opponents are packing, but when reading your fellow players stack size can still provide some very important clues. Knowing your opponent’s playing style can make the size of their stack even more important as you implement concepts like fold equity or consider options like going all in to take them out of a tournament.

Poker Ring Games and Stack Size

Stack size in ring games is far more telling than tournament stack sizes because players choose what they come to the table with and can increase their stack at any time (assuming they have the account balance necessary to do so). The biggest mistake many poker players make when considering their opponents’ stack sizes is over-analyzing. For example, the shortest stack at the table could belong to a shark that wants to masquerade as an easy target and double up by trapping their opponents, but it’s far more likely that it belongs to a player that’s competing at a stakes level that’s out of their league.

It’s commonly accepted that the ideal minimum buy-in for no limit poker games is 100x the big blind or more. Players with a stack of 20x or less often become automatic targets for big-stacked bullies, and rightfully so. Even if you’re a tight player that only takes the smartest bets, sitting short-stacked puts you at a clear disadvantage if you’re at a table with players that like to shove. It’s common sense then that if you’re a deep stack you can do the same to your shorter-stacked opponents – and should! While a middling stack can be a sign of a more confident player, it can also be a sign of an amateur that bought in with a deep stack and hasn’t reloaded. Checking a player’s stats is a quick and easy way to determine what you’re up against in terms of experience and playing style.

Poker Tournaments and Stack Size

The most important thing to remember when considering stack sizes is that no player is voluntarily short-stacked in a poker tournament. That said, a short-stacked player isn’t automatically a bad player. Maybe they’re good enough to forgo a rebuy, or maybe they took a big hit on a bad beat. Of course more often than not in low level buy-in tournaments a player that’s short-stacked in the early rounds is probably very loose if not an absolute fish.

It’s safe to assume that a player with a big stack in the early rounds of the tournament is aggressive, though once again it isn’t a guarantee that they’re actually good. Middle stacks in the middle rounds of a poker tournament generally belong to players that took the maximum rebuy, and their middle of the pack status is a fair indicator that they’re tight. Players with a short stack in the later rounds are just a sign of natural selection, so don’t underestimate them – they didn’t make it that far without some skill, and at this point they’re going to be desperate to double up.

With Archeology WoW Has Made the Game Even More Fun

With the new Cataclysm expansion by World Of Warcraft a new profession has been added, Archeology. By adding archeology WoW has enabled the players to uncover clues and pieces of the World of Warcraft’s intricately conceived and orchestrated history, improving the overall game play experience. Other secondary professions allow the player to gain buffs or enhance other skills. Archeology does not typically result in a buff or a skill enhancement. However, once a high level has been reached there is an opportunity to unearth rare and powerful items. While not terribly expensive it is time consuming to reach a high level in the this WoW professions.

Like most WoW professions Archeology is first learned in the capital from a profession trainer. Archeology must be learned in major cities. Unlike other WoW professions there are no trainers in the sticks. This can certainly put some wear and tear on ye olde hearthstone as a player will have to use it every time they want to improve their skill or purchase supplies. In archeology, Warcraft only requires that the player purchase a few supplies like a shovel to start. To begin with only a few archeology WoW sites will be available to the player, but this will increase as greater levels are attained. This profession is level adjusted. If the player goes to an area before they reach the proper level they will not be able to see any new sites until the proper level is reached.

The WoW Archeology map will not show up on the mini map. It can only be seen on the continent map. The player will have to go to the general area indicated on the continent map and then use the survey skill they have previously learned to find the appropriate spot to begin digging. A red indicator means the player is still too far away. Yellow means they are getting closer. Green means it’s time to stick the shovel in the dirt and get to digging. Each dig will gain the player a profession point. There are up to three points to be gained from each site.

Man players choose to use an archeology addon. These are fairly common in other WoW professions and archeology is no different. The archeology assistant is one such addon that will provide a list of dig sites, the level the must be completed in, and how to get there. Archy is another addon that provides a similar list. With archeology WoW has introduced a unique and fun aspect to the game.

How To Make Easy Money Betting on Soccer and Other Sports Online

There is no limit to how much money you can make in online Sports Betting. Just how successful you become will depend entirely on your own little efforts.

OK! You may be one those people who loses lots of money regularly on sports betting. I’ve been there many times and from my experience it hurts so much to lose money. After many trials and errors, I stumbled upon the Key to successful betting. Am about to reveal to you this lucrative online business as the easiest and cheapest investment ever on the internet.

Sports Betting

For those just starting out. Sports betting is all about betting against bookmakers. It is quite different from betting against other people the way most people do. It is also different from pools betting. Bookmakers are betting companies that provide the platform for betting activities. They also provide the prices and expected winnings on each football match.

All you need to do is to determine the outcome of a particular match or a series of matches. You don’t need to predict the exact score line. Though there are bets where you can predict the exact score line. The price per match will be determined by how hard or difficult it is. The easier the match, the lesser the potential returns. The harder the match, the higher the potential returns.

Let use soccer (football) for illustration:

Assuming TEAM-A on top of the league table wants to play TEAM-B who are at the bottom and out of form at home, we all know there is a very high likelihood that TEAM-A would win if in good form plus all the advantages to their side. The money you are expected to win if you bet TEAM-A will beat TEAM-B will be very small in fact.

On the other hand, if you say TEAM-B will beat TEAM-A, then the expected monetary returns would be high. It will be high as well if you say it will end in a draw.

Okay. Let’s move on.

Predicting that TEAM-B, the under-dog will beat TEAM-A, the odds could be 4/1. That means that if you bet with $1 you will win $4 plus your initial $1 which makes your total earnings $5. I’ve used US dollars above as an example. Most bookies operate in Pound Sterling, dollars and Euro. So if you want to bet on it, what would you do? Start analyzing and seeing possibilities.TEAM-A to win at 2/7 simply means to win $2 you have to play with $7. You need to ask yourself is it worth risking $7 to win $2? Or will you back the weaker TEAM-B to win at 4/1? You only need to put in $1 to win an extra $4. But will TEAM-B beat the stronger TEAM-A at home? The greater the risk the greater the potential returns, the lesser the risk the lesser the potential returns. That is where your football mind and knowledge is needed.

Let’s Understand Prices/Odds more using real soccer teams for example.

Take a look at this match in the fixture and price. Lets say Chelsea F.C. to beat Manchester City at home is priced at 2/5. That is you bet with $5 to win $2. That is a total expected returns of $7.

(Always remember that the figure at the end is what you stake with and the one in front is what you will win)

The match is 11/4 for a draw and 6/1 for an away win for Manchester City. It means 1/1. You play with $1; you win an additional $1. You play with $100 you win an additional $100.

Other Kinds of Odds…

Not all odds are written in fractions. As in not written like 3/1, 1/5, 4/9 and so on. Some odds are written in decimals like 1.35, 2.42 etc. If you see 2.42, it simply means if you bet with one dollar, you will earn return of 2.42 dollars. Whatever figure is shown, it means that it is what will be returned if you place $1. So you can calculate your expected earnings according to what you want to bet on.

There are also the American Odds presented in form -110,+220,etc. The Decimal odds seem to be by far the easiest to calculate. The bookies (bookmakers) can determine what kind of odds they will be using. Actually some bookmakers allow you to choose the odd type that suits you. Whatever Odd you use the result is the Same. However, chose only Odd type you are comfortable with.

Bet Types

There are many types of bet provided by Sport books to suit your needs. The basic bet types are the 1X2 (three outcomes, Home Draw Away), the 12 (only two outcomes, Win or lose), the 1X, 2X (Win or Draw), Not Draw. Other extended betting types are Number of goals, Half/Full Time result, Odd/Even number of goals, Asian Handicap, Live or in-play betting option, exact score line, etc. While sports like boxing, tennis, etc have fewer basic betting options, soccer has the most betting option.

It’s very easy alright making unlimited cash betting on sports online. Now you are thinking: if it were so easy how come people lose money at all? Answer! Is most of the time you do guess-work; try-your-luck, inadequate or no information, etc.

But that’s no good business or investment doing guess-work. You know what it is? It’s called gambling. An investment mind-set is a vital ingredient to make money in Sports betting backed by good knowledge.To be successful punter making tons of dollars on sports betting you need reliable, tested and proven information, systems and strategies to guarantee profits and high returns.

Why you need reliable information.

Ever seen even the strongest teams on top of a league lose to under-dogs at the bottom of league table? Causing bettors to lose lots of money? Why for instance should a team like?Manchester United lose to black even when they have over 90% chance of winning? It hurts a lot lose this kind of bet.Yeah it happens. 99% of all soccer punters (bettors) THINK they know who will win the game and which team will go over or under the total and end losing almost all their bets and a lot of money, which leaves 1%. Those 1% are professionals that make a living betting on soccer and other sports.

Why? It’s because there some secrets in Sports betting that can only be unlocked with the right kind of information that gives knowledge. This is not knowledge of how the games is played but knowledge of how to make money betting on games played.

Knowledge is power in a general sense is but in sports betting the knowledge is money.

Yes, you need a system that works most times to become an investor making lot of money on sports betting. Sports betting should be seen as an investment, that way you make money most of the time. Though fun in sports betting cannot be left out for those who have passion for the games, the passion can be converted into lots of cash using proven betting systems and strategy. Football (soccer) has most systems and strategies because it offers more betting options than any other sports.

How to Make the Money.

One way, is to do it yourself by applying proven systems and strategies. Another is to get others to work for you through professional Tips service. However there are free and paid professional Tips service to give you betting clues and predictions.

The SECRET of this lucrative online business is information. With the right information you are sure to become super RICH from this easiest and cheapest investment online anyone from 18 years old can make. That is the legal age for gambling in most countries that regulate top Rated Sport books or Bookmakers. Some reputable sports books require IDs to confirm the age compliance among other things.

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Two Golden Rules of Horse Racing Handicapping and Betting

Almost every human endeavor has a golden rule that the participants need to learn in order to be successful. Handicapping horse races is no exception. There are a few truths of the game that every horseplayer will eventually discover, many times by experience. While knowing the golden rules may not make you successful, not knowing the golden rules will almost always contribute to your failure.

There are many ways to arrive at a horse to bet on or an exotic combination, however the golden rules are immutable. They do not change no matter how many races you play or what kind of race you play. Off track or fast track, they don’t change. There are times when you’ll hate them and other times when you will rely on them. Don’t take them personally. They were true before you were born and when you’ve cashed your final ticket, they will still be going strong.

The first rule is that nothing works all the time. By that I mean that any angle you can think of or discover will work some of the time, but nothing will work all the time. There are sad stories of a horse player discovering an angle and playing it on paper for a long time before finally taking the plunge and betting on that angle. He builds confidence, it seems to always make him money so he finally mortgages the agrarian business and puts it all into his new money making wonder only to have the universe pull the switcheroo and to have it stop working.

He pours more and more into it certain that it will start to work again and make him money and guess what? That laughing sound you hear is the god’s having a good yuk on the hapless gambler because he didn’t believe it when he read that almost anything will work some of the time, but nothing works all the time.

Rule two is value and all that it implies when it comes to finding bets. Good horseplayers don’t look for good horses, they look for good bets and in my experience they are hard to find. What makes a bet a good one? Profit over the long run is the answer. It is a racing and betting scenario that when played many times will return the bettor’s original investment along with a profit. Some call it ROI. Because things are always changing at the track those profitable scenarios come and go which leads us back to rule one.

BE creative and always keep an open mind. Keep looking for the next good angle and don’t bet a dead horse when the universe hits the “off” switch and the angle goes South, so to speak. Know when to play it and when to pass it up.