San Tan Valley, AZ
For The Boys
ChelsyLotze International Studio
Photograph - Digital Photographic Art
For Gregory and Colten, who left this earth way too soon! You may be gone, but never forgotten. I learned the art of Billiards from you, and to remember that life is a chance, a gamble, sometimes you come up flush and sometimes you roll snake eyes
In gambling, snake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game and getting only one pip on each die. The pair of pips resembles a pair of eyes, which is appended to the term 'snake' because of the long-standing association of this word with treachery and betrayal. Because this is the lowest possible roll, and will often be a loser in many dice games, such as Craps, the term has been employed in a more general usage as a reference to bad luck.
Cue sports also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions.
Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. There are three major subdivisions of games within cue sports: Carom billiards, Pool, Snooker or English billiards.
Poker is a family of card games involving betting and individualistic play whereby the winner is determined by the ranks and combinations of their cards, some of which remain hidden until the end of the game. Poker games vary in the number of cards dealt the number of shared or community cards and the number of cards that remain hidden.
An ace-high straight flush is known as a royal flush, and is the highest-ranking standard poker hand.
The makeup of poker's dead man's hand has varied through the years. Currently, the dead man's hand is described as a two-pair poker hand consisting of black aces and eights. Along with an unknown hole card, these were the cards reportedly held by Old West folk hero, lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok, when he was assassinated.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Division uses the dead man's hand in its insignia, as does the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.
ChelsyLotze International Studio, purveyors of fine art prints, fine art photography specializing in artistic imagery located in San Tan Valley Arizona. Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions, I am always open to constructive feedback!
September 10th, 2012
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