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If the bluff failed and they ran into trouble, Brannon had told the others, they would withdraw -- and he would come after his son another time.
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If and bluff
If one or more players have called a raise pre-flop, a player can re-raise as a bluff in what is called a squeeze play.
If the player bets the size of the pot on a pure bluff, the bluff will have a positive expectation if the probability of being called is less than 50 %.
If his bluff fails and he is called, he still might be dealt a spade on the final card and win the showdown ( or he might be dealt another non-spade and try his bluff again, in which case it is a pure bluff on the final round rather than a semi-bluff ).
If Worm does bluff in this situation, he is giving Mike 2-to-1 pot odds to call with his two pair ( 10's and 2's ).
If it's not a spade ( i. e. the player attempted bluff ), the first player is out of the game ; if it is a spade, the second player is out.
If and failed
If this capacity had not failed them, they would see that their enemy has made a disastrous miscalculation.
If he failed to reach the riverbank in five minutes, say, then the skiffs would pull away and leave him groping in the mud.
If, however, the figure to be discerned were complicated, composed of several interlocking subfigures, and so on, even the tracing process failed him, and he could not focus even relatively simple shapes among its parts.
If it failed on occasion to elect its candidates for general state offices by majorities, the failure was due to a lingering remnant of the Know-Nothing party, which called itself the American Republican party.
If a rebellion failed to quickly seize the capital and control of the military for itself, it was normally doomed to a quick destruction.
If a dive is performed which is as submitted but not as ( incorrectly ) announced, it is declared failed and scores zero according to a strict reading of the FINA law.
If Matthew's prime concern was to preserve the Jewish character of the church, he failed: Christianity became a Gentile religion, and Christianity and Judaism came to view each other as opposites.
If the British failed to meet the deadline, the Congress would call upon all Indians to fight for complete independence.
If he claimed the throne, he would throw the country into yet another series of wars, and if he failed, he would be sacrificing everyone and everything he knew.
If all else failed, a besieger could claim the booty of his conquest undamaged, and retain his men and equipment intact, for the price of a well-placed bribe to a disgruntled gate-keeper.
If the number of dies — the integrated circuits that will eventually become chips — etched on a wafer exceeds a failure threshold ( i. e. too many failed dies on one wafer ), the wafer is scrapped rather than investing in further processing.
If the CSM failed, the spacecraft and Saturn IB for the next Skylab mission would have been launched with two astronauts to retrieve the crew ; given Skylab's ample supplies, its residents would have been able to wait up to several weeks for the rescue mission.
If the crew had failed to repair Skylab in time, the plastic insulation inside the station would have melted, releasing poisonous gas and making Skylab completely uninhabitable.
One of Edison's famous quotations about his attempts to make the light globe suggest that perhaps Tesla was right about Edison's methods of working: " If I find 10, 000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed.
Albert Shaw, editor of The Review of Reviews, stated that after Bryan's nomination, many easterners professed not to have heard of him but: " If, indeed, they had not heard of Mr. Bryan before, they had failed to follow closely the course of American politics in the past eight years.
In an interview conducted by Nick Spark, George Nichols, another engineer who was present, stated that Murphy blamed the failure on his assistant after the failed test, saying, " If that guy has any way of making a mistake, he will.
If they failed to live up to their obligations, the Admiralty Courts could and did revoke the Letter of Marque, refuse to award prize money, forfeit bonds, even award tort ( personal injury ) damages against the privateer's officers and crew.
If they failed, the provincial government could carry out the necessary measures and charge the costs to the landowner or municipality.
If the champion failed to start the car, it was not eliminated from the round, but was available again if the champion returned the next day.
If the adopted child failed to carry out the filial duty, the contract was annulled in the law courts.
If and they
If it were not for an old professor who made me read the classics I would have been stymied on what to do, and now I understand why they are classics ; ;
If his dancers are sometimes made to look as if they might be creatures from Mars, this is consistent with his intention of placing them in the orbit of another world, a world in which they are freed of their pedestrian identities.
If we examine the three types of change from the point of view of their internal structure we find an additional profound difference between the third and the first two, one that accounts for the notable difference between the responses they evoke.
Defoe then commented, `` If they Could Draw that young Gentleman into Their Measures They would show themselves quickly, for they are not asham'd to Say They want only a head to Make a beginning ''.
If his scholarship and formal musicianship were not all they might have been, Mercer demonstrated at an early age that he was gifted with a remarkable ear for rhythm and dialect.
If the hardships of the winter at Valley Forge were trying for healthy men, they were, of course, much more so for those not in good health.
If, the editors sometimes, dozed and printed pretentious, New, York-mind, dross, they, also printed, Malraux,, Silone,, Chiaromonte,, Gide, Bellow,, Robert Lowell, Francis Fergusson, Mary McCarthy, Delmore Schwartz, Mailer, Elizabeth Hardwick, Eleanor Clark,, and a host of, other good writers.
`` If once they become inattentive to the public affairs '', Jefferson said, `` you and I, and Congress and assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves ''.
If they give him advice when he asks it, or if they perform specified duties under his direction, the nature of the U. N. will not of necessity change.