numbers can be made individually in only one way,
and the correct odds against either one is 35-1. Since
the house only pays 30-1, it has an advantage on this
bet of 13.89 percent. In some casinos, this bet is
paid off at 30 for 1, or 29-1 (the same thing) and
in these clubs their edge is a whopping 16.67 percent.
No matter which casino you play in, avoid making this
of the single biggest reasons why most players lose
is that they overestimate their abilities. It does
you no good to be the tenth best Seven-Card Stud player
in the world if you take the eighth and final seat
in a game featuring the world's top seven players.
You can't choose to change tables in a tournament,
but you can choose to avoid tournaments that feature
too many star players (usually the more expensive
You'll almost certainly have to steal a fair number
of pots to make it into the last two tables, but it
becomes more important as you near the end for two
reasons: First, there's more on the line. When you
enter a $100 buy-in tournament, you never like to
lose, but if you get knocked out early, you feel like
you've lost only $100.