Showing posts with label Josephisms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Josephisms. Show all posts

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dirty Doubles Stud Poker

Feature: Dirty Doubles Stud Poker 

In 1998, when a few of us got together is to play nickel, dime, quarter poker, I invented the dirty doubles poker game. Many card games use partners as part of the gameplay. 5 card stud poker intrigued me as an oppunitity to devise a partner type game for poker. 

Dirty Doubles is a stud poker game in which each player has the possibility to gamble with 6 up cards in a hand 1-6-1. The deal remains 1-3-1, but by random selection each player has a partner where both partners share the other partner’s up cards. Each betting player can use a combination from 5, 6, 7, or 8 cards to make a 5-card poker hand. The hand should be played with and even number of players, preferably 6, however, a variation can be played with an odd number of players.

The Game:
Each player has a partner. The stud up cards are shared between each partner in thus increasing the possible winning hand combinations. For example, in 1-3-1 five-card stud, the partners each have 2 down cards and share the 6 up cards to develop a winning hand. Betting intensity draws more commitment to remain in the hand.

 Table terms:
·   Mud is the name for the 6 up cards.
·   Dirt is the name for the partner’s 3 up cards.
·   Prospect is the name for the player’s 2 down cards.
·   Water is the money in the bet pot.
·   Slush is the alphabet suit rank, clubs (lowest), diamonds, hearts, spades,

Gameplay follows traditional betting and order of play. The betting deal is one card down, three up, one down (1-3-1). All players see all the up cards. Each partner’s betting tactics are as an individual player.

Order of play:
The first deal is non-betting and determines partners. On the first deal, the dealer in left to right order, deals each player an up card. 
·         When any two players have a pair, those players are the dirty partners.
·        This deal continues in rotation until each player has a partner.
·         When all players have a partner, the deal stops.
·         The dealer collects the cards, shuffles, and deals as any stud game.
·         Deal, play, betting protocol, and raises proceed as any 5 card stud game.

Because six cards are face up, five up cards may be a rank order pat hand. However, each player still has two prospects down cards to improve the pat hand. The prospect cards may improve the rank order. If the rank order remains the same, prospect cards may use the suit rank to substitute for a rank card. The suite order is alphabet order, clubs (lowest), diamonds, hearts, spades (highest). If the pat hand stands the final call, the players split the pot.

However, the partners continue to play until the last call requests all players to show their hands. If the partners with a pat hand defend against other players, the winning partner is the one with the winning 5 card hand.  If the other players fold, the partners bet and play against each other. Both partner’s up cards contribute to a winning hand. Every game has one winner. The better must declare the play’s 5 cards from the two down cards two and six up. Cards do not self-declare.

Dirty play happens when one of the partners decides to fold, then the other partner my choose to play or fold the up cards. If a partner chooses to play the folded hand, the player partner must match all checks and bets to folded hand just as if the folded player hand was still in the game. Normally, raises are not allowed on the folded player’s cards. Before the first deal, the dealer may announce dirty raises allowed.

Number of players:
Odd: When an odd number of players wish to play dirty doubles, the seat to the right of the dealer is the odd player hand called the slop player. The dealer passes out the partner's hand just as if a person was sitting in the chair. When a player pairs with the odd hand, the partner may choose to play just like a folded hand where checks, bets, and raises would be played by a real players.
Only 2: When 2 players wish to play dirty doubles,

The challenge:
Dirty doubles increase game intensity by distributing winning hand, prospect combinations increases pot growth and raises player psychology attention. Since the first deal determines partner section and dirty double card play position order, traditional stud betting tactics dynamics change due to up card locations.

Dirty Doubles introduces the concept of prospect bidding. Normal poker odds are a frequency based on a deck of 52 cards with four suits of the same 13 values. In dirty doubles, the deck size for a poker hand increases by 3 times the number of players. A game of six players is a 70  poker deck where  3 times 6 plus 52  is in play 70 cards. While the dirt cards are from the same standard deck, the dirt’s suit and face values are essentially random arbitrary hand fulling opportunities*. 

Nasty dirty doubles:
Normal dirty doubles play is with the stud up cards. Nasty dirty doubles in 1-3-1 stud allows the betting partner to play the last down card from the other partner’s hand. The last down card stays down and unknown to the betting partner.  All payers may look at their 5th card. Before the 5th card bets, the betting partner may declare his down card as nasty and chose to risk play using the partner’s unknown 5th  card. The other partner’s hand becomes the moral hand.  The betting partner uses hid 1-3 cards and the moral hand’s 3 up card and the down card. The moral hand down card stays unknown to the betting partner until the game’s last call.  When players declare their poker hand, the betting partner declares using the last four cards from the moral hand and the first four cards from the nasty hand. The moral hand down card may or may not be in the declared poker hand.

*Random as cards dealt in play rotation (horizontal), arbitrary as a dirt set (vertical) in the mud.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Feature: Josephism


This my list of Josephisms, many are mine, some are borrowed, some are quoted. Years ago, an MS sponsor asked me to sign bandannas for a team event. The team had 25 riders. The sponsor asked that I give each team member have a different quote with my signature. Here and there I started collecting Josephism quotes. 

    Live, Ride, Believe.
    HERO means Help Everyone, Respect Others. 
    Time, talent, treasure, and tenacity.  Tenacity – never give up.
    Every step forward loses where it came from. 
    Even to turn around and look behind is a different memory. 
    Every step forward loses time. 
    To turn around and look behind, loses time.
    Every step forward is a new precious present. 
    Our challenges grant us the gift of many precious presents.  So happy you are collecting them. 
    Thinking creates thoughts for stories. 
    You can only use one sense at a time.
    My brain is the perfect chaos engine, happily enjoying every distraction. 
    My writing, like my thoughts, is a scatter diagram of incomplete articles.
    My brain is happy as a chaos generator.
    Once I had a dollar. Once I wished for a dollar.  Once I earned a dollar.
    The term money means title, value, use, and asset. In the bank (use), I have (title) 10 (value) dollars (asset). 
    An invoice is a demand for money; a payment is a transfer of title.
    Space and time are artworks of the mind. 
    Ideas are always ideas.
    A found penny is a treasure and a misfortune. 
    Family first. 
    A term is more than a language artifact, it is a stakeholder of ideas.
    A term is the end of a thought and the beginning of communication.
    Failing because of quitting is not the same as quitting because of failing
    I am an individual. 
    A horse my refuse water, my job is to provide the water.
    No one gets an education. Education gets you.
    To thrive is to change.
    The future and the past are stories.
    A life is many lives.
    Devote time to the people you love.
    Every intention is a precious present.
    Thrive with determination.
    The universe of men and the universe of women are two dimensions.
    The mind’s eye sees its heart’s perspective.
    Only we can determine our fatigue.
    Three, one, two, one, three. 
    WWJD - What would Joseph do?
    Left, right, left; count, cadence count; 1 - 2 - 3 - 4; 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
    Peddling up-hill is life-affirming. Peddkng down-hill is fun.
    A rock in the road is a signpost to a clear path.
    Don't look at the pothole.
    In every happy heart, there is love.
    Love is a great spin that lasts forever.
    Bikers ride in the sky because the sky starts at our tires on the road.
    Remember to breathe from the gut.
    The brain is a discrimination engine. The mind is a biased engine. 
    I do not accept racism. 
    The reason for war is economic power. 
    Tomorrow you may wake up dead.  
    Courage is only required for something you fear.
    Bicycles are energy star rated.
    Another name for the future is life.
    A bicyclist always has the wind in their face.
    I was disabled now I am adaptive.
    In every happy heart, there are beats at for at least two people.
    Real men have happy hearts.
    To speak for itself, someone must hear it speak.
    Here in the hell is the bathroom? I gotta piss.
    First, learn 3 words, “I love you.” Then learn 2 words, “I surrender.” And one word, “OK”
    Smile! Display your happy heart.
    Biking, like wisdom, is applying the right leverage in the right place at the right time.
    Sternum up, smile, see the world, shake it off, suck the gut, set intentions.
    SAFE: Strength, Agility, Flexibility, Endurance; the finite wellness elements of conditioning.
    Fatigue equals vigor minus endurance.
    What not is the truth. What is not is an opinion.
    Ability-to-thrive equals quality-of-life and quantity-of-life.
    We are eccentric beings in an eccentric universe.
    The mind is a bucket full of moods.
    To overcome one challenge challenges all challenges.
    When walking, what foot moves first?
    To see is the hardest part of the picture.
    “Last one, best one.”
    All exist in the Goodwill Grant.
    Failure to thrive is not an option.
    I this for now and that already pasted.
    Time is a learned concept of the human mind.
    Time is absent in nature. 
    Truth enables space.
    Not am I not.
    Honesty is the power of movement.
    I refuse to be depressed. 
    Respect permits identity.
    Trust is the first principle of a relationship.
    Love, faith, and hope bond family.
    The trinity of fatigue: physical prowess, neurological coordination, cognitive planning.
    A broken stick has 3 parts, 2 pieces of wood and a break.
    When filling up, make sure to clean the headlights.
    40 squats a day.
    The mind trains the brain, the brain trains the body.
    I am what I see I am. 
    Behind the mind of a great engineer is a great artist.
    Thanks for your service.
    The axle conquered the American West.
    Frustration is the grantor for inspiration. 
    A coin and a prayer are both collateral.
    The word money means value, use, asset, and title. Payment is the transfer of title. -- I have (title) 5 (value) dollars (asset) in the bank (use).
    Fear threat reactions: fight, flight, freeze, fawn, fade, fold, forget, finesse.
    The Apostle's Challenge: form, fit, function, finance, fabrication, family, fix, feature, fact, fear, fubar.
    Wellness modifies yesterday, connected by empathy, grow with affinity, live through change, the journey for oneself, together, experience life, remodel is an adventure.
    Volunteering is a coin with two sides.  The head side is a risk to the organization. the tail side is a risk to the person.  Volunteering  for charity is a risk for the organization. Volunteering of the draft is a risk to the person
    A value is more than money:
    Abundance, Accountability, Achievement, Action, Adventure, Ambition, Awareness, Balance, Beauty, Being the Best, Calmness, Cheerfulness, Clarity, Comfort, Compassion, Competition, Connection, Contribution, Control, Courage, Creativity, Curiosity, Determination, Discipline, Effectiveness, Empathy, Energy, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Fairness, Faith, Fame, Family, Flexibility, Freedom, Friendship, Fulfillment, Fun, Harmony, Happiness, Health, Honesty, Honor, Humility, Independence, Integrity, Intelligence, Intimacy, Inspiration, Kindness, Knowledge, Liveliness, Love, Money, Nature, Passion, Peace, Perfection, Persistence, Philanthropy, Power, Respect, Security, Simplicity, Significance, Spirituality, Spontaneity, Strength, Stability, Success, Status, Teamwork, Tolerance, Tradition, Truth, Vitality, Volunteering, Wealth, Wisdom
    On a family member's death. My heart is sad and touches your grief as my grief too. Our family is blessed with many experiences of birth, life, and death. At each, we gather to sing a promise, a praise, and a memory. Each song is a prayer to each other and a whisper to God for His blessing. A touch of grief is God's whisper to spark memories of joy.
Quotes I like
  • Our aspirations are our possibilities. - Samual Johnson
  • We will either find a way or make one. - Hannibal
  • Start by doing what is necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Saint Francis of Assisi
  • We stopped to smell the flowers, then went on our way,
  • They can because they think they can. - Virgil
  • Just trust yourself and you will know how to live.  - Goethe
  • One today is worth two tomorrows.  - Ben Franklin
  • It's wonderful what we can do if we are always doing. - George Washington
  • Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. - Michaelangelo
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Elliot
  • Clear your mind of cannot. - Samual Johnson
  • Only the heart knows how to find what is precious. - Dostoyevsky
  • Today I am out me-walking.
  • A journey of a thousand steps must begin with a single step, - Lao-Tsu

Thoughts on God

God’s Gifts and His Teaching.

God’s first gift was a place to live.
            God’s second gift was life.
            God’s third gift was the ability to survive.
            God’s fourth gift was rational thought.
            God’s fifth gift was free will.
            God’s sixth gift was the ability to learn.
            God’s seventh gift shared His wisdom.

God began teaching lessons about using His gifts.

God’s first lesson teaching is respect for others. The Garden’s lesson teaches the difference between public and private property and the respect for each. The apple is another person’s private property. The free will assault by word (Eve) and deed (Adam) on private property is trespass. The consequences of a person’s trespass is misplaced respect

God’s second lesson expands rational thought to teach community development by acts of respect, restitution, and forgiveness. 

God continues His teaching with Moses and the 10 articles of respect, three to honor God’s property, and seven to honor other’s property.

Jesus, Himself, tells us and demonstrates to us that respect for others begins with respect for oneself. At His death, He teaches forgiveness is a quality of respect.

In all the philosopher’s writings and in all the prayers, respect is the thread that binds each word and thought to God’s first teaching.

To understand His teaching, God gives us rational thought as his greatest gift. With rational thought and learning, His teaching of respect became thought’s permanent rational acts.

God’s wisdom knew Adam and Eve would trespass. He knew that in leaving the Garden, His grant of rational thought and respect would allow His people to grow in knowledge and to honor diversify.

This explanation of the Bible’s verses perceives God as Devine Wisdom. God never teaches hate or hell. These are rational thought constructs to explain loss of self-respect and respect for others.

Divine wisdom is self-complete. Why are we aware of His creation, gifts, and teachings? Our notions of heaven and the ends of time are wishful misconstrued atonements for trespass and a plea to return to God’s garden.

The first garden is only a memory story. God planted a new garden filled with His gifts and teachings. The only nourishment required is respect.

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