Free How to Play Seven Hand Poker Guide
Before reading the rules of playing seven hand poker, please make sure to get read this tiny glossary: Ante: The chips placed in the pot before the game starts. In Hold'em games you know them as "blinds". The ante ensures the pot for the player with the winning hand.
Hole Cards: The first two cards placed face-down when dealt at the start of a game. The remaining cards are dealt face up and have the name of "streets".
Bring-in: It is a forced bet that is made by a single player at the start of a stud game - usually the one that to hold the lowest face up cards.
3rd Street: The first betting round: all players have been dealt three cards. In Seven Card Stud, whoever is holding the card is responsible for the bring-in bet.
4th Street: The second betting round: each player holds a total of four cards. At this stage players have an option to check, raise, call or fold. The next round usually begins with the player who has the best hand.
5th Street: The third betting round; all the remaining players have a total of five cards. Bet limits go to the highest point during at this stage. The next betting round begins with the player who holds the highest-ranking hand.
6th Street: The fourth betting round: remaining players have six cards. As usual the next (final) betting round is started by the player with the highest ranking hand.
7th Street: The fifth and final round of bets.
Ok, now go the game rules…
This game has a maximum of 8 players (and plus the virtual dealer). In 7 card stud game there are no "community" cards. Each player has individual hand and in fixed limit games. There are two bet limits.
The first two cards (called hole cards) are dealt face down so that other players don't see them. The next cards are called Streets; they are dealt face up. The last card (called the River) is dealt face down.
At the beginnging of the round players place Antes. This is a fraction of the low bet limit (it has the same purpose as the Blinds in Hold'em games).
After the 3rd Street the player with the lowest face-up card starts the betting. When two players have the cards of the same value, the order is determined by their suits. The suit order descends from Spades to Hearts to Diamonds to Clubs.
The starting player has an option of placing a complete bet or placing a Bring-In. Bring-In is smaller than the complete bet, and the player only needs to add the difference if the bet is completed and this player decides to call. Other can choose from calling, completing the bet or raising.
After the bets are placed goes the 4th Street. The player with the highest card or combination shown starts the betting (no Bring-Ins). At this stage, any player can bet at the high limit, which will be applied to all subsequent bets.
The same cycle is used for the 5th and 6th Streets, and the River, with the only exception that the high limit is now applied regardless of whether it was used for the 4 th Street or not. Once the River bets have been placed, the highest five-card poker hand is formed from each player's cards. The highest ranking hand wins.
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Overclocking Core 2 Duo
Overclocking remains the most popular way of tweaking and tuning for performance. After all, it's able to serve up tons of extra performance at no extra cost. However, there are limits to overclocking if you care about maintaining a reasonable balance between performance and power consumption—additional clock speeds result in much higher power consumption. We took a P45 motherboard from MSI and a Core 2 Duo E8600 processor and found the answer to the following question: What is the best clock speed for this Core 2 Duo processor?
If the title of this one looks familiar, it's because we've already conducted this same experiment with Core i7 and Phenom II processors. If you missed those explorations, feel free to check them out as well.
Although everyone in the performance circles seems to be talking about the Intel Core i7 and AMD Phenom II processors, the good old Core 2 Duo—with its efficient dual-core design—will remain popular for many months to come. Although the competing Intel quad-core CPUs offer significantly better performance, they are more expensive and typically require new motherboards as well as DDR3 memory.
This will also be the case for Intel’s upcoming product refresh, as the 5-series chipset (Ibex Peak) will introduce Socket LGA 1156 and new processors: the Lynnfield quad-cores. The result will be improved performance, which we expect to fill the gap between Core 2 Quad and Core i7, but the platform will not be significantly more efficient than a Core 2 Quad configuration—just slightly more expensive. Ibex Peak clearly is about features and innovation, first and foremost. For these reasons, Core 2 Duo will remain attractive for a while. Also, consider that many applications still don’t benefit from multiple processing cores (and many don’t even need more than two for speedy execution).
We looked around a bit to find a suitable platform for this overclocking project, and found a significant number of feasible options. A plethora of high-end motherboards in the $200 price area are certainly great, but spending so much would not have been in keeping with our goal of a reasonable platform cost. Instead, we decided to use a mainstream P45 motherboard, which we found in the MSI portfolio. The P45D3 Neo is a middle-class P45 motherboard; it isn’t loaded with features that most mainstream users probably wouldn’t use, but still offers the overclocking support we wanted. The better-equipped P45D3 Platinum would have been our choice for quad-core CPUs, but this overclocking project ran just fine on the Neo. (source from : tomshardware)
A loan is a type of debt. Like all debt instruments, a loan entails the redistribution of financial assets over time, between the lender and the borrower. In a loan, the borrower initially receives or borrows an amount of money, called the principal,
from the lender, and is obligated to pay back or repay an equal amount of money to the lender at a later time. Typically, the money is paid back in regular installments, or partial repayments; in an annuity, each installment is the same amount. The loan is generally provided at a cost, referred to as interest on the debt, which provides an incentive for the lender to engage in the loan. In a legal loan, each of these obligations and restrictions is enforced by contract, which can also place the borrower under additional restrictions known as loan covenants. Although this article focuses on monetary loans, in practice any material object might be lent.
Acting as a provider of loans is one of the principal tasks for financial institutions. For other institutions, issuing of debt contracts such as bonds is a typical source of funding.
A secured loan is a loan in which the borrower pledges some asset (e.g. a car or property) as collateral for the loan.
A mortgage loan is a very common type of debt instrument, used by many individuals to purchase housing. In this arrangement, the money is used to purchase the property. The financial institution, however, is given security — a lien on the title to the house — until the mortgage is paid off in full. If the borrower defaults on the loan, the bank would have the legal right to repossess the house and sell it, to recover sums owing to it.
In some instances, a loan taken out to purchase a new or used car may be secured by the car, in much the same way as a mortgage is secured by housing. The duration of the loan period is considerably shorter — often corresponding to the useful life of the car. There are two types of auto loans, direct and indirect. A direct auto loan is where a bank gives the loan directly to a consumer. An indirect auto loan is where a car dealership acts as an intermediary between the bank or financial institution and the consumer.
A type of loan especially used in limited partnership agreements is the recourse note.
A stock hedge loan is a special type of securities lending whereby the stock of a borrower is hedged by the lender against loss, using options or other hedging strategies to reduce lender risk.
A pre-settlement loan is a non-recourse debt, this is when a monetary loan is given based on the merit and awardable amount in a lawsuit case. Only certain types of lawsuit cases are eligible for a pre-settlement loan. This is considered a secured non-recourse debt due to the fact if the case reaches a verdict in favor of the defendant the loan is forgiven.
Unsecured loans are monetary loans that are not secured against the borrower's assets. These may be available from financial institutions under many different guises or marketing packages:
* credit card debt
* personal loans
* bank overdrafts
* credit facilities or lines of credit
* corporate bonds
The interest rates applicable to these different forms may vary depending on the lender and the borrower. These may or may not be regulated by law. In the United Kingdom, when applied to individuals, these may come under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
Abuses in lending
Predatory lending is one form of abuse in the granting of loans. It usually involves granting a loan in order to put the borrower in a position that one can gain advantage over him or her. Where the moneylender is not authorised, it could be considered a loan shark.
Usury is a different form of abuse, where the lender charges excessive interest. In different time periods and cultures the acceptable interest rate has varied, from no interest at all to unlimited interest rates. Credit card companies in some countries have been accused by consumer organisations of lending at usurious interest rates and making money out of frivolous "extra charges".
Abuses can also take place in the form of the customer abusing the lender by not repaying the loan or with an intent to defraud the lender. (source from wikipedia)