A Pair of Aces is a collection of novellas and screenplays written by American author Joe R. Lansdale and Neal Barrett Jr. At this time it is only available as a Amazon Kindle e-book. For the first time he writes a screenplay for his classic horror novel The Nightrunners.
|A Pair of Aces|
A Pair of Aces
|Authors||Joe R. Lansdale, Neal Barrett Jr.|
|Cover artist||Glenn Chadbourne|
|Media type||Amazon Kindle e-book|
|Preceded by||Bleeding Shadows|
88 (eighty-eight) is the natural number following 87 and preceding 89.Aces and eights (blackjack)
Splitting aces and eights is part of blackjack basic strategy. Rules vary across gambling establishments regarding resplitting, doubling, multiple card draws, and the payout for blackjack, and there are conditional strategic responses that depend upon the number of decks used, the frequency of shuffling and dealer's cards. However, regardless of the various situations, the common strategic wisdom in the blackjack community is to "Always split aces and eights" when dealt either pair as initial cards. This is generally the first rule of any splitting strategy.All In (House)
"All In" is the seventeenth episode of the second season of House, which premiered on Fox on April 11, 2006.Casino hold 'em
Casino Hold'em / Caribbean Hold'em (Casino Hold'em Poker / Caribbean Hold'em Poker) is a casino gambling game. This banking game, introduced by Stephen Au-Yeung in 2000 (First Texas Hold'em Poker play against the casino and not other players) and now played in live casinos worldwide. It was licensed for use in the United Kingdom in 2007. In addition online casinos offer the game, which is based on the traditional multi-player Texas Hold'em Poker.
Casino Hold'em is a house game designed to be dealt by a croupier for casino patrons to play in the main casino. Players play the house and not other players in this variant. Subject to the dealer qualifying, it is a straight contest between the dealer's hand and the player's, player may also get paid an AnteWin Bonus on his Ante bet.
Player can also place an AA Bonus side bet which is based on the poker value of his two personal cards and the first three flop cards.Craig Marquis
Craig Marquis (born March 14, 1985) is an American poker player from Arlington, Texas, and a final table participant in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event.
He had three prior WSOP cashes, one in 2008 and two in 2007.At the 2008 WSOP Main Event final table, Marquis was the first player to be eliminated, starting the table with 10,210,000 in tournament chips. In his last hand, with a little under 5,000,000 in chips, Marquis open raised all-in in middle position with 7♦ 7♥. Scott Montgomery, in the cutoff position with over 11.5 million in chips, called with A♦ Q♥. The flop came 10♠ A♥ 7♣ giving Montgomery a pair of aces with Marquis making a set of sevens. However, the turn and river ran J♦ K♠ giving Montgomery a straight which eliminated Marquis in ninth place, earning him $900,670.At the 2010 World Series of Poker, Marquis cashed twice. As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $990,000. His six cashes at the WSOP account for $976,376 of those winnings.Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel (born November 6, 1959) is an American professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada, who has won eight World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title.
He is married and has two daughters.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.Four Card Poker
Four Card Poker is a casino card game similar to Three Card Poker, invented by Roger Snow and owned by Shuffle Master.Glenn Chadbourne
Glenn Chadbourne is an American artist. He lives in Newcastle, Maine. He is best known for his work in the horror and fantasy genres, having created covers and illustrated books and magazines for publishers such as Cemetery Dance Publications, Subterranean Press, and Earthling Publications. Mr. Chadbourne is known for his sense of humour and down to earth manner, as well as the stark honesty of his work.
Glenn Chadbourne attended Lincoln Academy before continuing his education at The Portland School of Art. He also attended the University of Maine at Augusta, as well as the University of Southern Maine.
His first published work was in the late 1980s for the Stephen King related newsletter called Castle Rock. He won a contest that called for artists to submit something Stephen King related.
He wrote, illustrated, and self-published a few comics called ChillVille and Farmer Fiend's Horror Harvest in the early 1990s. He eventually met Rick Hautala and was asked to illustrate his short story collection Bedbugs. After Cemetery Dance Publications printed Bedbugs in 1999, things began to click for Mr. Chadbourne, and he has since illustrated work for many of the top names in the horror genre.
He recently illustrated The Secretary of Dreams: Volume 1, a graphic collection of Stephen King stories that was published by Cemetery Dance Publications in 2006 in three limited editions. Volume Two was announced as being drawn by Glenn Chadbourne in early 2007.Hole in one
In golf, a hole in one or hole-in-one (also known as an ace, mostly in American English) occurs when a ball hit from a tee to start a hole finishes in the cup. A ball hit from a tee following a lost ball, out of bounds or water hazard is not a hole-in-one.
Holes-in-one commonly occur on par 3 holes, the shortest distance holes on a standard size golf course. Longer hitters have also accomplished this feat on longer holes, though nearly all par 4 and par 5 holes are too long for golfers to reach in a single shot. While well known outside golf and often requiring a well hit shot and significant power, holes in one need also a significant element of luck. As such, they are more common and considered less impressive than other hole accomplishments such as completing a par 5 in two shots (an albatross). As of October 2008, a condor (four under par) hole-in-one on a par 5 hole had been recorded on four occasions, aided by thin air at high altitude, or by cutting the corner on a doglegged or horseshoe-shaped hole.Holes-in-one ("aces") are also recorded in disc golf. The current world record for disc golf's longest hole in one is held by Brent Bell, who set the record at the 2002 Big Sky State Games at the Diamond X Disc Golf Course in Billings, Montana.Jane Lee
Jane Lee (1912 – 17 March 1957) was a child star in silent motion pictures beginning in 1914.Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958) is an American-Canadian actress, voice actress, and poker player. She is most recognised as Tiffany Valentine in the Child's Play franchise (1998–). Her first notable acting role was on the sitcom Shaping Up (1984), which she followed with her film debut in No Small Affair the same year. She is known for her distinctive voice and comedic timing. Tilly is a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner, the first celebrity to win a World Series tournament. She is the older sister of actress Meg Tilly.
Tilly came to prominence when she received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Olive Neal in Woody Allen's 1994 film Bullets over Broadway. She earned further acclaim, as well as Saturn Award and MTV Award nominations, for her performance in the Wachowskis' 1996 neo-noir thriller Bound. Her other film appearances include Let It Ride; The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Made in America (1993), The Getaway (1994), Edie & Pen; House Arrest (1996), Liar Liar (1997), Music from Another Room (1998), Stuart Little (1999), Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), The Cat's Meow; Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Home on the Range (2004), and Terry Gilliam's Tideland (2005). She is recognised as an "icon" in the horror film community for her portrayal of Tiffany Valentine in the Child's Play franchise (1998–).Tilly was the recipient of a Theatre World Award in 1993 for her performance in the Off-Broadway play One Shoe Off. Her other stage credits include the Broadway revivals of The Women (2001) and Don't Dress for Dinner (2012).Jerry Welsh
Gerald Wayne "Jerry" Welsh (born April 1950) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, and college ice hockey head coach at Ohio State University. He is a 2008 inductee of the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame as both a player and a builder.Jola Jobst
Jola Jobst was a German movie actress who committed suicide in 1952. Jobst was married to the World War II fighter pilot, Hermann Graf, from 1944 to 1949. Following her divorce she married the actor Wolfgang Kieling in 1950.Josef Mai
Major Josef Mai (3 March 1887 – 18 January 1982) Iron Cross First and Second Class, was a World War I fighter pilot credited with 30 victories.Lee Guber
Lee Guber (November 20, 1920 – March 27, 1988) was an American theater impresario, who produced several Broadway theatre productions and developed a chain of entertainment venues in suburban locations along the East Coast.Lowball (poker)
Lowball or low poker is a variant of poker in which the normal ranking of hands is inverted. Several variations of lowball poker exist, differing in whether aces are treated as high cards or low cards, and whether straights and flushes are used.Neal Barrett Jr.
Neal Barrett Jr. (November 3, 1929 – January 12, 2014) was an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, mystery/suspense, and historical fiction. He also worked under the pseudonyms Victor Appleton, Chad Calhoun, Franklin W. Dixon (Stratemeyer Syndicate house names), Rebecca Drury, and J. D. Hardin.Texas hold 'em starting hands
In the poker game of Texas hold 'em, a starting hand consists of two hole cards, which belong solely to the player and remain hidden from the other players. Five community cards are also dealt into play. Betting begins before any of the community cards are exposed, and continues throughout the hand. The player's "playing hand", which will be compared against that of each competing player, is the best 5-card poker hand available from his two hole cards and the five community cards. Unless otherwise specified, here the term hand applies to the player's two hole cards, or starting hand.Wolfgang Kieling
Wolfgang Kieling (16 March 1924 – 7 October 1985) was a German actor.