dr dre beats headphone wins record bad beat poker jackpot

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History while playing poker at Motor City Casino on Tuesday.(Photo: Provided)

What happens when you have a once in a lifetime experience twice in one night?

Well, if you are Battle Creek’s Kenny Tallent, you become $213,712 richer and you have a story to tell that many people would take bets on, saying it can’t be true.

Tallent was on his way to Detroit to play poker at the Motor City Casino. Driving on I 94, past FireKeepers Casino near Battle Creek, Tallent saw a flash in the sky that “made his heart drop.” By the time he reached Detroit, he had learned from friends and news reports that he had seen the meteor that fell in Michigan last Tuesday obviously, an experience he had never had before.

“I remember thinking, what are the odds of that. Maybe it would be good luck,” Tallent said.

Little did he knowthat he was about to beat the odds again.

Playing Texas Hold ’em poker, Tallent came up with four queens. His four of a kind was good enough to beat a similar hand at the table as a man from Oxford, Michigan,had four 3s.

One four of a kind beating another four of a kindis known as a bad beat in poker rooms. Atthe Motor City Casino, the loser in that scenario actually turns out to be a winner by getting the ‘bad beat’ jackpot. The jackpot, which comes from money pulled from every hand of poker played at the casino,had grown to a record $1,068,590.80. History while playing poker at Motor City Casino. history. The player with the losing hand in the bad beat gets 40 percent of the jackpot $427,452.52.

“That kind of bad beat, with the kind of jackpot they have at Motor City, is kind of rare. I guess I hope it’s not a once in a lifetime thingbecause I’d love to have it happen to me again, but it is rare,” Tallent said. “Seeing a meteor is pretty rare, too, I would think. Actually, playing as much poker as I do, I guess seeing a meteor is probably more rare.”

Tallent, a 2007 graduate of Lakeview High School anda tables dealer at FireKeepers Casino, was actually going to the Motor City Casino because of the outside chance of something like this happening.

“The news of that bad beat jackpot was getting so high, it was drawing a lot of players. There has been a lot of money in the poker room there lately because of that. Plus, it’s probably the best poker room in the state. They take really good care of their players there,” Tallent said. “But I never thought, in a million years, I would be a part of it. Still can’t believe it.”

Tallent hopes to take part of his winnings and play in the World Series of Poker this year in Las Vegas, “always watched it on TV and it has always been a dream of mine,”he said.

As for the actual hand, Tallent won that with the four queens, but the pot was much smaller than the bad beat jackpot, “I won the pot, but I guess I wished I was the one losing this timebecause the guywith four 3’s took home more money with the jackpot. But I’m not complaining,” he said.

Tallent had pocket queens and the flop came up 3 3 queen, so he already knew he had a good hand with afull house. When the fourth queen came on the turn, he knew, mathematically, he had the best hand.

“It never even crossed mymind that he could have four of a kind. But then I went all in and when he called my all in so quickly, I figured out he might also have four of a kind,” Tallent said. “We then looked at each other and I said, ‘you got it?”’ and he said, ‘you got it?’ and we both said yes. We realized what had happened and we all just started jumping up and down. Everybody in the poker room figured out what had happened and gathered around, there was this buzz everywhere.
dr dre beats headphone wins record bad beat poker jackpot

dr dre beats headphone Algoma’s Doroodian is back

binaural beats headphones Algoma’s Doroodian is back

Two knee injuries, two surgeries and two seasons of relative inactivity led to disappointment, frustration and yes, some tears.

But for Algoma University wrestler Natasha Doroodian, they also led to something else.

“That experience showed me how much I love wrestling. Broughton Trophy as Sault Ste. Marie sportsperson of the year.

At that point, Doroodian wrestling future looked unlimited.

However, in June of that year, she injured her left knee for the first time at the Canada Cup competition in Guelph.

Eventually, Doroodian underwent surgery in November of 2015 for a torn meniscus.

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides cushion between the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia).

She returned to action, briefly, in the fall of 2016.

But during a training session, Doroodian injured her right knee. She was eventually diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and torn meniscus.

After undergoing surgery on her right knee in January of 2017,
dr dre beats headphone Algoma's Doroodian is back
she again missed both the Ontario University Sports and U Sports (Canadian) championships.

All of which served to make Doroodian even more determined this season. Continuing to compete at 63k, she secured a bronze medal at a meet at York University and grabbed a silver recently at the OUA championships in St. Catharines.

Doroodian is one of four Thunderbirds wrestlers who carry the school hopes into the U Sports championships, slated for Friday and Saturday at Algoma University George Leach Centre.

“I so excited, said Doroodian, who be joined by teammates Bryce Davis, Broderick Collison and Riley Tubaro at the national championships. time I step on the mat, I so happy to be there.

Also hailing from Windsor, Tubaro secured a bronze medal in the women 51k class.

Doroodian said she enter the U Sports event at less than 100 per cent, but noted how she just a year from her most recent surgery.

“All of my rehab, I followed to a tee, she continued. thrilled to be where I am at this point.

“The hardest part is coming back and pushing through, she said. starting at Square 1 again. You trying to get back to prime wrestling shape and you have mental barriers to overcome.

“I cried lots of times,
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she admitted. it makes you appreciate being able to do the things you enjoy. Catharines.

dr dre beats headphone Jay Z dethrones Diddy atop hip hop’s rich list

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LOS ANGELES, March 1 (Reuters) Jay Z has climbed past Sean “Diddy” Combs to rank as the world’s wealthiest hip hop artist thanks to heady champagne and cognac investments, according to data released by Forbes magazine on Thursday.

The 48 year old “Hard Knock Life” rapper and music mogul increased his estimated net worth in 2017 to $900 million, up by $90 million from the year before in the annual list compiled by Forbes.

Combs, 48, who had been hip hop wealthiest artist since Forbes first released the list in 2011,
dr dre beats headphone Jay Z dethrones Diddy atop hip hop's rich list
grew his estimated $825 million fortune by a tepid $5 million last year, Forbes said.

The primary driver of Jay Z wealth came from investments in luxury champagne brand Armand de Brignac and D cognac, while lukewarm trends in the vodka and cable television sectors weighed on Combs’ investments in Diageo Ciroc vodka and the TV network Revolt, Forbes said.

Jay Z tenure at the top spot may be short lived. Hip hop third wealthiest figure, Dr. Dre, is expected to add a nine figure windfall of Apple stock to his estimated $770 million wealth this summer,
dr dre beats headphone Jay Z dethrones Diddy atop hip hop's rich list
Forbes said. Apple acquired Dr. Dre headphone and audio speaker company Beats in 2014.