Baroness Elisa and Synergy to Perform in Balestrand Sognafjord Sunday May 29th

Written by Daniel J. Rowe

Baroness Elisa ( is performing with “Synergy” onrepparttar luxury Fred Olsen cruise liner Braemer in Balestrand Sognafjord, Sunday May 29th. "Elegant, but not stuffy" best describesrepparttar 140244 atmosphere on board Braemar which came into service in 2001. At 19,089 tons and with 376 well-appointed cabins and suites, Braemar upholdsrepparttar 140245 Fred Olsen tradition of small-ship intimacy without compromising on personal space. On board,repparttar 140246 Baroness’ performance is small and intimate before returning torepparttar 140247 United States for a charitable event in South Florida later this summer. Baroness Elisa definesrepparttar 140248 best in cabaret theater and South Florida audiences are invited supportrepparttar 140249 leading Gay and Lesbian organization, Compass,in a spectacular charity fundraiser in Delray Beach on Sunday, August 7th. Compass, Inc. (, isrepparttar 140250 Palm Beach County gay and lesbian community center dedicated to promoting pride, diversity, and public awareness of, for, and by Palm Beach County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and visitors. Compass provides social services and support for gay youth and gay families. Compass also offers a clean, safe meeting space for a variety of national, state, and local organizations as well as social, service, support and athletic groups that meetrepparttar 140251 diverse interests ofrepparttar 140252 county’s LGBT people. Compass isrepparttar 140253 largest LGBT community center inrepparttar 140254 Southeast United States and isrepparttar 140255 seventh largest inrepparttar 140256 nation in budget size, staff size and diversity of funded programs.

There's more to poker than Texas Holdem!

Written by Ian McIntosh

Texas holdem is taking overrepparttar world, but believe it or not there are many other poker games you can play. Most of them fall into one of three categories:

- Stud Games (for example 7 card stud) - Draw Games (for example 5 card draw) - Shared Hand Games (for example Texas Holdem)

There are also some other obscure games that don't fit into these categories, some ofrepparttar 140226 more popular of which are high/low pig, bid poker and guts. In almost all types of poker gamerepparttar 140227 hand rankings arerepparttar 140228 same, with a very few minor exceptions which have become more or less “home-made” rules.

Here are brief descriptions of some different poker games:

5 Card Draw Poker Played by 3 - 7 players. Each is dealt five cards and there is a round of betting based onrepparttar 140229 hands. Afterrepparttar 140230 betting players can now put up to three cards back in exchange for new ones. (There's one exception where a player can exchange four cards if he showsrepparttar 140231 fifth to be an ace). There's a further round of betting andrepparttar 140232 best hand wins. Draw poker was oncerepparttar 140233 standard way to play but it has of course been overtaken by Texas Holdem.

7 Card Stud Poker Played by 3 - 10 players. Players are dealt two cards face down and one face up and there is a round of betting. Cards 4, 5 and six are then dealt face up with betting on each round. The final card is dealt face down and there is another round of betting beforerepparttar 140234 showdown. 7 Card Stud Poker is still a popular game and is probably second atrepparttar 140235 moment to Texas Holdem.

Caribbean Poker This is a poker game played in a casino betweenrepparttar 140236 player andrepparttar 140237 dealer. Each gets five cards andrepparttar 140238 player has to decide whether his card is worth betting on after seeingrepparttar 140239 dealer's first card. Ifrepparttar 140240 player has a better hand thanrepparttar 140241 dealer he is paid out in a fixed odds system depending onrepparttar 140242 strength of his hand. The fixed odds range from evens for a pair or high card to 100-1 for a royal flush.

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