4. The famous gambling scene in Casino Royale, when
James Bond defeats his archenemy, the communist agent
Le Chiffre, at the Online Baccarat Games table is
based on a real incident. In the days when Bond's
creator, Ian Fleming, worked for MI6, the British
secret service, he once stayed at the Palacio Hotel
on the Tagus estuary in Estoril, which contained a
plush casino. Fleming played against some local Portuguese
businessmen for low stakes, and lost in what was apparently
a rather deflating evening. At the end of the session,
Fleming remarked to a companion that if they had been
playing against Russian agents the evening would have
been more exciting, proving that fact is often duller
5. Sean Connery, for many the archetypal Bond, actually
knew nothing about the games he played with such confidence
time and time again in the films. When a gambling
author attempted to explain the rules to Connery in
a casino, they were interrupted by an old lady asking
for Connery's autograph. When she inquired what they
were doing, Connery, anxious not to destroy the illusion,
murmured that were discussing "advanced strategy."
The old lady went away happy.
With a low that is good but short of the nuts, you
will usually be trapped into calling on the river.
(You shouldn't be drawing to non-nut lows in the first
place, but it happens.) Just don't let yourself get
caught between two raisers.
- The ideal situation before the showdown is to have
a lock on both halves of the pot. If you are luck-,,,,
another player will have a strong hand one way and
raise back at you, allowing you to re-raise yourself.
Even if that opponent also has the nuts one way, you
stand to win three quarters of a big pot. Regularly
taking half pots in Omaha is great, but you need to
scoop whole pots once in a while to really build up
your stack. Starting hand selection is designed to
set you up for just that.