Has the Party Poker fish pool dried up?

Written by Ian McIntosh

Party Poker has long been known asrepparttar place to go to catch unsuspecting poker "fish". What are fish? Well they arerepparttar 141293 players who are just starting to learn to play poker or who have been around for a while but just aren't very good. They arerepparttar 141294 prey ofrepparttar 141295 poker "sharks" andrepparttar 141296 traditional hunting ground forrepparttar 141297 last while has been Party Poker.

Wellrepparttar 141298 bad news forrepparttar 141299 sharks is thatrepparttar 141300 fish pool seems to have dried up! It just isn't as easy as it used to be to clean up at Party Poker. There are a few possible reasons as to why this might have happened and they are outlined below.

More competition from other sites.

Party Poker Ring tournament tables where you just join in and play - have a minimum betting level of $0.50/$1.00 for their real money poker games. This is actually one ofrepparttar 141301 highest entry levels inrepparttar 141302 industry, many sites now offer $0.25/$0.50 tables and there are even some who go as low as $0.10/$0.25 and $0.05/$0.10. The minimum deposit at Party Poker is also high, currently it's $50 and again this is much higher than some sites.

Increased awareness through books and ebooks.

Recently there's been a large number of books and ebooks onrepparttar 141303 subject of Party Poker, leading to more educated players atrepparttar 141304 site. The information inrepparttar 141305 books usually tends to be alongrepparttar 141306 same lines and is basically fairly sound advice, so with more and more people buying and reading these poker manualsrepparttar 141307 standard of play is bound to improve.

Deals Still Exist for Vintage Guitar Collectors

Written by Joey Robichaux

If you're a recent vintage guitar collector,repparttar stories you've heard are true. You once could step into pawn shops or flea markets and find vintage Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Stratocasters for $50 to $100. True. These guitars now sell for thousands of dollars on Ebay and Gbase.

Those days are gone -- but there are still deals if you know what to look for.

The simple thing to remember in vintage guitar collecting is ... American guitars. Not to say Japanese or European luthiers haven't made fine guitars, butrepparttar 141202 vintage market isn't looking that way. If you stay American-made, you'll haverepparttar 141203 best chance of an instrument that will appreciate in value.

Next, forget about those who claim certain years of American guitars aren't desirable. It's true that folks once looked down on '70's Stratocasters -- but folks are now scrambling and paying top dollar for 70's and 80's models! Same thing with '80's Gibson guitars -- once thought of as poor-quality examples, people now bid high amounts for them.

Why? Well, oncerepparttar 141204 most desirable pieces are gone, whatever's left is going to command attention.

So -- to findrepparttar 141205 next "deal" -- look for American made guitars that collectors are currently ignoring. Because -- soon enough, these will be atrepparttar 141206 top ofrepparttar 141207 food chain.

How about specifics? Well, think "student" models. Some models are already desirable -- Fender Mustangs and Gibson Melody Makers, for example; other models haven't gained notice yet ... but they will!

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