Baroness Elisa and Synergy to Perform in Balestrand Sognafjord Sunday May 29th Written by Daniel J. Rowe
Baroness Elisa (www.baronesselisa.com) is performing with “Synergy” on luxury Fred Olsen cruise liner Braemer in Balestrand Sognafjord, Sunday May 29th. "Elegant, but not stuffy" best describes atmosphere on board Braemar which came into service in 2001. At 19,089 tons and with 376 well-appointed cabins and suites, Braemar upholds Fred Olsen tradition of small-ship intimacy without compromising on personal space. On board, Baroness’ performance is small and intimate before returning to United States for a charitable event in South Florida later this summer. Baroness Elisa defines best in cabaret theater and South Florida audiences are invited support leading Gay and Lesbian organization, Compass,in a spectacular charity fundraiser in Delray Beach on Sunday, August 7th. Compass, Inc. (www.compassglcc.com), is 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 meet diverse interests of county’s LGBT people. Compass is largest LGBT community center in Southeast United States and is seventh largest in 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 over 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 of more popular of which are high/low pig, bid poker and guts. In almost all types of poker game hand rankings are 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 on hands. After 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 shows fifth to be an ace). There's a further round of betting and best hand wins. Draw poker was once 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 before showdown. 7 Card Stud Poker is still a popular game and is probably second at moment to Texas Holdem.
Caribbean Poker This is a poker game played in a casino between player and dealer. Each gets five cards and player has to decide whether his card is worth betting on after seeing dealer's first card. If player has a better hand than dealer he is paid out in a fixed odds system depending on strength of his hand. The fixed odds range from evens for a pair or high card to 100-1 for a royal flush.