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    Game 4.

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    1.c4

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    G'day Kerry.

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    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee
    G'day Kerry.

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    Hi Nigel

    2.Nc3

    By the way, I now have series 1 of the WPT on DVD

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    Cool. Have you noticed the plethora of cheap "knock offs" of WPT merchandise that have hit the shelves in the last couple of months? (Then again, how much will someone pay for a bit of green felt, 2 decks of cards and some plastic chips? )
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee
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    Cool. Have you noticed the plethora of cheap "knock offs" of WPT merchandise that have hit the shelves in the last couple of months? (Then again, how much will someone pay for a bit of green felt, 2 decks of cards and some plastic chips? )
    Indeed ... its a shame!

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    Poker is interesting if played with Spanish card decks, (the suits being Coins, Swords, Cups, Clubs)... the probabilities being skewed somewhat from the "normal" English decks by the lack of the Queen as a face card (ie only 12 cards per suit).
    Last edited by ElevatorEscapee; 08-12-2005 at 07:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee
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    Poker is interesting if played with Spanish card decks, (the suits being Coins, Swords, Cups, Clubs)... the probabilities being skewed somewhat from the "normal" English decks by the lack of the Queen as a face card (ie only 12 cards per suit).
    4.Bg2

    You mean its not the lack of the 10? I thought that Pontoon was played with a Spanish deck ...

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    1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5

    Actually, having a good look at one of my Fournier© packs (sent to me from Spain from an online friend), numbers are printed on the "face" cards. Number 10 is a picture of some male ponce in pantaloons, 11 is yet another male ponce on a horse (a prince perhaps?), and 12 is the King. (This style of deck is also popular in Italy).

    Of course if the numbers weren't printed on the face cards, this would look like 9 'number' cards, and 3 'face' cards. (Therefore leading to the conclusion that the number card "10" is missing).

    I erroneously referred to the suit "Staves" as "Clubs", confusing them with the suit from the English deck. Perhaps this was influenced by the the "Staves" depicted on the Spanish cards looking like the sort of club that a Neanderthal might wield! (Adding a few pimples and craters to the club!)

    It wouldn't suprise me if Pontoon/21/Blackjack was played with a deck of Spanish cards.

    Would this give the gambler less of a chance of winning over the dealer? (ie four less cards in the deck, the missing cards all valued 10?)
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    5.e4

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    Of course any game a casino runs has to have a house edge ... although I must admit to being ignorant of the actual Spanish decks.

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    I actually used to use them to play "Cripple Mr Onion" which required 8 suits, or at least 2 vastly different decks. The "Iraqi most wanted" playing cards were also used for this purpose. (The Ace of Spades has been in the news lately at his trial. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee
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    I actually used to use them to play "Cripple Mr Onion" which required 8 suits, or at least 2 vastly different decks. The "Iraqi most wanted" playing cards were also used for this purpose. (The Ace of Spades has been in the news lately at his trial. )
    6.d3

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    I see that my attempt to distract you from your game by prattling on about decks of cards has failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee
    I see that my attempt to distract you from your game by prattling on about decks of cards has failed.

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    i see what you meant ee, just like your effort in the shoutbox, you were speaking crap again. You are being consistent

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee
    I see that my attempt to distract you from your game by prattling on about decks of cards has failed.

    6.... Ng4
    7.Nh3

    I suppose it all depends how you look at it ... I just ran out of things to say ... Garvin however didn't!

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