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Total Recall

An important skill to develop

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Oct 16, 2009

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A horse walks into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender asks, “Why the long face?” Sorry, wrong joke. Two poker players walk into a bar and order drinks. One is tall and seems happy; let’s call him Jeff. The other is small and seems depressed; let’s call him Mutt. Before the bartender can ask Mutt why he has a long face, he says, “I had kings. I flopped a set, and lost my whole stack when this moron hit a straight flush on the river.” He then looks around aggressively for sympathy. Jeff, his friend, says, “I remember the hand. Everybody had around 100 big blinds. The guy under the gun folded, and you were next and flat-called. The cutoff and button players both limped, the small blind came along for the ride, and the big blind was already in, making it a five-way pot. The flop was ...


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