If you are new to the concept of mediation and general universal relations, you’d be at least confused by the obscurity found in the Occult Poker Deck. That is understandable. But let this not misdirect or discourage you, the best fruits are most likely found at the highest branches, so do not hesitate to spend some time for the slow climb at the tree.
Obstinate cruelty. Self-devouring lust of result. Bestows kinship.
Recovered balance and health. Bestows unrelenting force.
Speech. Electricity. Bestows recklessness.
Difficulties requiring tenacity and courage to overcome. Bestows bravery.
Completion. Bestows multiple victory.
Conflict. Quarreling. Vigorous, even violent belligerency. Bestows penetrative power.
Accomplishment. Gain. Bestows penetrating determination.
Harmony following struggle. Bestows critical success.
Independent and creative. Additional opportunities.
Satiety. Having more than one needs. Bestows radiance.
Self-fulfilment. Bestows inspiration.
Sorrow plagues pleasure. Bestows introspection.
Addiction. Guilt. Bestows deception.
Fulfilment of the genuine, not artificial true will. Bestows patience.
Expected pleasure thwarted. Bestows death.
Weakness, surrender to desire. Bestows the feeling of indifference.
Love bears fruit. Bounty. Bestows the desire for feasts and collective celebrations.
Ecstasy. Joy. Bestows romanticism.
Madness. Bestows tremendous destructive force and compulsivity.
Both the acceptance of martyrdom and unrelenting revenge. Bestows adrenaline rush.
Energy wasted on unimportant details. Bestows quick reflexes.
Swimming against the tide. Insufficient energy and will to accomplish a task. Bestows endurance.
Equilibrium of moral and mental faculties. Bestows success.
Reason is undone by sentiment. Bestows defeat.
Refuge from sorrow. Bestows sanctuary.
Profound melancholy engendering either depression or wisdom. Bestows defensive grace.
Equilibrium abiding above disruption. Dormant antagonism. Bestows vengeance.
If properly applied, true wisdom and happiness. Bestows luck for material things.
Popularity. Good luck and good management. Inheritance. Bestows health.
Retiring as a positive maneuver. Bestows agility.
Expected profits turn into loss or even liabilities. Bestows instinct for swindling.
A settling down. Temporary success. Bestows monetary opportunities.
Fundamental instability. Bestows resistance to venom.
Security within protective walls. Law and order. Bestows assets and property.
Concentrated effort rewarded now or in the future. Bestows tactical thinking.
Perpetual change maintains stability. Bestows regeneration.
Event: Poker Masters Place: Aria in Las Vegas Setting: It is the final $100k event and there are only 16 players left near the bubble. Blinds: 1500/3000/300. Stacks: Negreanu – 634,000; Koray Aldemir – 414,000. No action until Koray Aldemir raised in the cut-off to 7,000 with:
Phil Hellmuth folded on the button but Negreanu in the small blind re-raised to 27,500. Steffen Sontheimer – the ultimate winner of the purple jacket – folded the big blind. Koray Aldemir calls it. Pot is 61,000 Flop comes in rainbow colours and Aldemir is with set:
A small ball from Negreanu – 16,000 which Aldemir calls. Turn is useless, yet insightful deuce of hearts:
Negreanu bet again – this time for 45,000 and Aldemir calls as well. River comes as nine of spades and reveals opportunity for a straight:
Negreanu fires 125,000 and Aldemir after brief consideration moves all-in. Negreanu calls quickly and shows:
On your attention, dear student of occult arts must be the colours of this hand. Observe carefully the danger Aldemir took with the Jacks one of the most unstable cards on the deck. Pair of jacks sure means trouble. In this case the trouble was for their holder. The flop hit with king of Spades, which was the indicator that spades are going to rule here. And indeed they did. With the Power bestowed by the Queen of Diamonds Negreanu delivered his spear – 10 of Spades and destroyed the paper fortress of Aldemir. This was fullered by the forthcoming of the nine of spade, the little sister of the most destructive spear in the deck. It was a big blunder for Aldemir. Let this be his lesson and serve us as a warning of how we accept the pocket jacks, once and for all.