We’ve all heard the instruction from tournament directors to dealers to “Shuffle up and deal!” It’s poker’s traditional kickoff, opening tip, first pitch, and starting flag.
Sometimes such as at the World Series of Poker others are honored with the task, which can occasionally lead to some interesting variations on the theme. A few of us still remember that time at the 2010 WSOP when Dallas Cowboys legendary running back Emmitt Smith told dealers to “Shuffle up and play!”
Occasionally more creative TD’s have found other imaginative variations on the call, telling dealers to “blend ‘em and send ‘em!” Or “scramble and gamble!” None have yet been able seriously to challenge tradition, though.
Speaking of a challenge, we’ve come to the end of another week, which means it is time again for another installment of “The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz.”
As we’ve done before, the quiz this week features questions derived from the past week’s worth of articles appearing in the Strategy section here at PokerNews. Getting six or more correct out of the eight earns you a passing grade, and if you get any wrong you’ll get a note explaining the correct choice.
You might find you can work out the answers to questions without having read the articles to which they refer, although you can always look back through the week’s articles to double-check.
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