Get the Most Out of Your Hike

Written by Chuck Fitzgerald


Hiking is one of lifeís great joys. Fresh air, nature, exercise and good friends. Itís difficult to imagine anything better Ė if youíre prepared. When youíre not prepared properly, itís difficult to imagine anything worse. If you hike a few hundred yards around your neighborhood or a few hundred miles aroundrepparttar backcountry, use these tips to getrepparttar 139033 most enjoyment out of your hiking experience.

#1: Plan your trip. You can plan too little but itís tough to plan too much. #2: Get in Shape. Put yourself inrepparttar 139034 best possible position to enjoy your sport. #3: Checkrepparttar 139035 weather forecast. Any weather different than you expect can turn a good hike into a not-so-good hike. #4: Dress for success. Layer your clothing and be very sure of your footwear. #5: Haverepparttar 139036 essentials. Your planning will help with this. Take only what is essential and getrepparttar 139037 lightest gear you can afford Ė especially for longer hikes. #6: Plan to be out longer than you think. If you think three hours, plan for six. Four days, plan for a week.

6-Max Texas Limit Holdem : Hand Values

Written by Chip Westley


6-Max Texas limit Holdem is a variation fromrepparttar normal full ring limit games. This variation is played more aggressively and with greater potential profit forrepparttar 139032 better players. Because more hands are dealt per hour, more decisions are made per hour. This can be a great advantage torepparttar 139033 player that known their way aroundrepparttar 139034 six chaired table.

In 6-Max, while you should still play a tight and aggressive style, a few more hands can be played as openers. Hand values change quite a bit from a full ring game to a 6-max game.Pocket pairs are more valuable in a 6-max game. In early position,repparttar 139035 first two positions afterrepparttar 139036 blinds, you'll want to muckrepparttar 139037 baby pairs, 22-66. Inrepparttar 139038 cutoff and button typically play all pairs if there has been a caller ahead of you. And you can open raise withrepparttar 139039 higher pocket pairs allrepparttar 139040 way down to 88 or 99 depending uponrepparttar 139041 character ofrepparttar 139042 table. Raise with ten-ten and up.

Hands with two cards of ten or higher go up in value in a 6-max game. While you might fearrepparttar 139043 risk of being dominated with hands such as King-Ten offsuit and Queen-Ten offsuit in a full ring game, because ofrepparttar 139044 limited amount of opponents these hands are more likely to hold up in 6-max. You can strongly consider open raising with any hand with two cards ten or higher.

Suited Aces are much less valuable in a typical 6-max game. Usually there will be limited participation inrepparttar 139045 hands andrepparttar 139046 pot odds just won't be there for any kind of speculative hand. Also, because raising is much more prominent, it's harder to seerepparttar 139047 flop for just one bet. Suited connectors facerepparttar 139048 same problems only more so. Be very careful playing speculative hands in 6-max. Knowrepparttar 139049 character of your individual game and only play them late if conditions are just right.

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