Poker Power

Written by Michal Sram

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After making an ante bet you are dealt five cards whilerepparttar dealer is dealt on card face up.Yourepparttar 143333 n haverepparttar 143334 choice to call or fold. If you call,repparttar 143335 dealer will be dealt four more cards. Your bet will be returned to you with double your ante ifrepparttar 143336 dealer does not have a qualifying hand of ace king or higher.


  • Fold if you have less than an ace-king
  • Call if you have a ahnd with any pair or higher
  • Call if you have an ace-king and at least one of your cards isrepparttar 143337 same asrepparttar 143338 dealer's

Pai Gow Poker

In this combination of poker andrepparttar 143339 Chinese game Pai Gowrepparttar 143340 aim is to makerepparttar 143341 best five-card hand andrepparttar 143342 best two-card hand possible - and then bet it againstrepparttar 143343 dealer's hands.


  • You hold - No pairs, no straight, no flush

    Your strategy - Use highest card for five-card hand and second- and third- highest cards for two-card hand

  • You hold - Six-card straight

    Your strategy - Forrepparttar 143344 five-card hand, userepparttar 143345 straight that remains after you have selectedrepparttar 143346 two highhest cards forrepparttar 143347 two-card hand.

  • You hold - Full house

    Your strategy - Use three of a kind forrepparttar 143348 five-card hand andrepparttar 143349 pair forrepparttar 143350 two-card hand.

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Fancy Dress Parties

Written by Ian Wide

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Concepts and ideas were also likely to appear inrepparttar form of costumes to be worn at fancy dress parties. Seasons and holidays were popular choices. Creativity allowed ladies to makeover costumes used for prior occasions to suit their whimsy for an upcoming fancy dress party. With justrepparttar 143332 addition of a few trimmings, an otherwise ordinary gown could be transformed into a representation of anythingrepparttar 143333 lady wished.

Today fancy dress parties are not as popular as they were duringrepparttar 143334 height ofrepparttar 143335 Victorian era. The opportunity to dress as your favorite historical character, or any character for that matter, has unfortunately often been relegated to Halloween. Should you have an upcoming event to celebrate, or just want an excuse to get some friends together, why not consider throwing a good old fashioned fancy dress party? Chances are you have justrepparttar 143336 right ensemble inrepparttar 143337 back of your closet that can be reworked with a few embellishments to formrepparttar 143338 perfect costume.

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