BARCELONA, Spain -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal looked more like his confident self on the clay in passing Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals on Thursday. John Vander Wal Jersey . Nadal was struggling with his game coming into the event and an unconvincing opening victory on Wednesday did little to calm the nerves. But Nadal looked more assured as he ousted the 37th-ranked Dodig in 83 minutes in the third round. Nadal moves on to face fellow Spanish player Nicolas Almagro in an early rematch of last seasons final, which Nadal won for his eight title at the tournament in the Catalan capital. Almagro advanced after beating Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-3. Dodigs attempts to come forward were met with passing shots from Nadal, who finally broke for 3-2 after coming to the net to force Dodig into netting a return. Dodig broke right back but Nadal had found his rhythm as he forced Dodig into 15 errors in the first set, when he won the last three games for the lead. Nadal maintained his play to start the second set, when he made fewer errors and seemed to grow in confidence to break Dodig for the fourth time as he sealed the win. "Theres still some work to do but I definitely took a step forward from yesterday. I move on feeling more assured," Nadal said. "I needed this game." Earlier, fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-4. Nishikori had been sidelined by a groin injury since beating Roger Federer four weeks ago. Russian player Teymuraz Gabashvili followed up his win over fifth-ranked David Ferrer with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over another Spaniard, Inigo Cervantes, to reach the quarterfinals. Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, Marin Cilic of Croatia, and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany all won to advance. Matt Holliday Jersey . It was a loss. But it was also a learning experience. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson had 24 points each to lift Brooklyn to a 94-87 win over the Raptors, making their first playoff appearance since 08. "I thought we played a little bit as expected as it is our first playoff game," Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. Phil Diehl Jersey . PAUL, Minn.The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hired Danny McManus and Ted Goveia as assistant general managers on Monday. McManus will also serve as the director of U.S. scouting while Goveia will be the new director of player personnel. McManus spent 17 years in the CFL with Winnipeg, British Columbia, Edmonton, Hamilton and Calgary. The retired quarterback played the first three years of his career in Winnipeg from 1990-92. The 48-year-old was born in Dania, Florida and played his coollege ball at Florida State. Chris Iannetta Jersey. The Bombers have made quite a few changes to their coaching staff since their season ended. After going 3-15, head coach Tim Burke was fired. Kyle Walters replaced Joe Mack in the general manager role halfway through the season. Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterbacks coach Khari Jones and Toronto Argonauts special teams coordinator Mike OShea have been rumoured as favourites to fill the vacant head coaching position. ' ' '
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The basic strategy-blackjack Compared to roulette, Blackjack is a much smarter game. In order to win one luck will not be enough. The winners are those who, calculating the risks, take into account the probability of losing a different number of points both for themselves and the dealer. If you want to predict the forecast of the dealer's final combination on the first open card, the probability of losing combinations will help you: Please note that at the initial 10 (B, D, K) the dealer has a 7.7% chance of getting blackjack, and at the initial ACE the dealer has a 30.8% chance of blackjack . After studying and analyzing this table, you may invent your own system of play, Well, to those who want to use the ready-made, the following two tables are addressed. In fact, in it you will find advice on any combination. This strategy, calculated on the probabilities of cards, includes two options for the initial layouts: with an ACE-a soft option, without an ACE-a hard option . After determining Your option, and the first dealer card, you can determine the strategy from the tables. "+"- marked options when you need to take a card. "Spl" - means splitting the cards, if possible. "D" - double the bet. hard option: Always stop the set at seventeen or more points Make a double on eleven against any cards at the dealer except the ACE Make a double on ten against any dealer's cards except ten and ACE Make a double on nine if the dealer has cards from three to six inclusive Take a card on any number of points less than twelve (in the above cases, make a double) Make surrender on your fifteen against the dealer's ten Make surrender on your sixteen against nine and above at the dealer Take a card on your twelve against deuces and threes from the dealer In other cases, stop the set of cards soft option: Always stop dialing at nineteen or twenty Stop the set on your eighteen against the seven or eight at the dealer On the other cards take more against the seven and above the dealer Double on any number of points against the dealer's five and six Make a double on a soft fifteen-eighteen against a four Make a double on seventeen and eighteen against a triple Make a double on eighteen against two In other cases, take the card Pairs on the hands of the player Always do split eights and aces Never separate dozens Make a double of two fives against nine or less from the dealer Do not split nines against sevens, tens, or aces at the dealer Take a card on any pairs from twos to sevens inclusive, if the dealer has an eight or more (except for fives on eight and nine at the dealer, when you need to make a double) Take a card on two sixes or fours if the dealer has a seven Take a card on two fours if the dealer has a four or less In other cases do split Hard combinations are the easiest to remember, because they often happen in practice. You can train with the help of special simulators, which can be downloaded from the Internet. In addition, most virtual casinos provide the opportunity to play for free on conditional chips. You can make the notes you need for the game and use them as a cheat sheet until you memorize all the options of the game. It is also worth noting that in some cases, professionals are advised to make deviations from the basic rules of the basic strategy, but such nuances are better to consider only after you have firmly mastered all the basics.