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Belize Poker Trivia

Belize Poker Trivia

Flash back to yesterday 1:00am – Unfortunately tech troubles  sending out Sunday Brunch facebook invite for Estel’s is causing a major slowdown and thoughts of being horizontal are slowly winning. I had to do a date change on Wish you were here – breakfast and backgammon facebook invite for Estel’s and our internet went down before I could make the necessary fix. Not wanting to let that sit till morning, I grabbed my phone, walked down the road and stood near Gigi and Paula’s hoping they had working wifi – luckily they did and I was able to make the switch. When I got home I called Belize Telemedia Ltd.  and got Patricia on the line who was super nice and very helpful.  It is a little known fact that BTL customer service offers help around the clock – even tacoboy was surprised at that. Not long after my call our internet came back.

11:00pm –  Just got home from dinner and dice game with Dick and Zac, It was good to get away for a bit and leave all technology at home. I knew I would be back at my desk before the night was over, I figure if I can get enough done tonight I can add beach time to my schedule tomorrow.

8:20 am yesterday morning – One of the first things I did after posting info on the Girls poker night was to email one of the Island Poker players and see what advice he might have for me if any. I got a very funny reply and an offer to use it as a contest.  For anyone who has played at Pedro’s Poker room, if you can guess which Island Poker player sent me the reply below you will win a mystery prize. Please leave comment with your guess and the winner will be announced tomorrow night.

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away and know when to run You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealing’s done.

Every gambler knows that the secret to survivin’ Is knowin’ what to throw away and knowing what to keep ‘Cause every hand’s a winner and every hand’s a loser And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

I play better when I am drinking- not drunk- drinking- but then drinking changes to drunk and the patient player cleans up. So the best advise in poker is patience. It’s a game of patience and I am not good with that!

Here are a few more fun Poker trivia questions – will post answers to these tonight as well.

1. Where was Texas Hold’em invented?

2. Why is the hand Aces and Eights referred to as the Dead Man’s Hand?

3.Why is the 10-2 called the Doyle Brunson?

4. Name 3 Hollywood actors who have won major tournaments.

5. What is the name of the book Barry Greenstein gives an autographed copy to every player who knocks him out of a tournament?

Leaving you with pics from today’s trip to town with George and Dick.

[Yesterdays live streaming broadcast embedded at the top of the page was on Front street outside Lola’s pub. ]


  1. 1. Robstown, Texas
    2. legend that it was the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok, when he was murdered
    3. Doyle Brunson’s final hands in the ’76 & ’77 WSOP which he won
    4 Ben Affleck, Jennifer Tilly, Gabe Kaplan(?)
    5. Ace on the River

  2. You are good Mystery, now who is the Island Poker player who quoted me the song and sometimes lacks patience?

  3. I would say Jock, but he is off island. That leaves Phil & Jason 🙂

  4. Lol pick one – Jock still here and it is someone who lives here.

  5. Jason, I guess 🙂

  6. My someone who still lives here hint did not work well enough ha ha.

  7. It would have to be Peter that gave you the advice.

  8. Is it Tim Jeffers

  9. Nice try guys, we have a winner with Purdy Grl 🙂

  10. I typed Tim Jeffers, but my keyboard spit out Jason…honest! I am not bluffing……. )

  11. Ha Ha mystery, you are right about Jock too, I found out he left yesterday, did not realize it cause I just saw him few days back.

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