I was the "pride" of my Yeshiva. Whether he likes it or not, a man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other poker players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Your first duty is to the Game; then come Mother, God, and Country. But you can't win much either. In limit you are shooting at a target. The single greatest key to winning is knowing thy enemy — yourself.
Poker is an art form, of course, but sometimes you have to sacrifice art in favour of making a profit. Bad beats only happen to good players. If it were easy, everyone would do it. The next best thing to gambling and winning is gambling and losing. Life is too long to play bad cards. It's unlucky to be superstitious. Is that the game where one receives five cards? And if there's two alike that's pretty good, but if there's three alike, that's much better? Sir, I really like poker.
Every hand has its different problems. To master poker and make it profitable, you must first master patience and discipline, as a lack of either is a sure disaster regardless of all other talents, or lucky streaks. The single greatest key to winning is knowing thy enemy — yourself. Poker is not a game in which the meek inherit the earth. Play like a champ. Win like a champ. Act like a champ.
The winner is not the player who wins the most pots. The winner is the player who wins the most money. The good news is that in every deck of fifty-two cards there are 2,, possible hands. The bad news is that you are only going to be dealt one of them.
Whether he likes it or not, a man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other poker players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in poker, as in life. Egotism is the anesthetic provided by nature to dull the pain of being a damn fool. Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes.
That way, when you criticize him, you will be a mile away, and you will have his shoes. It's morally wrong to let a sucker keep money. If the shoe fits, steal it. Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. Poker can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately poker is fair, and right, and just. Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
Poker is the game closest to the western conception of life, where life and thought are recognized as intimately combined, where free will prevails over philosophies of fate or of chance, where men are considered moral agents and where - at least in the short run - the important thing is not what happens but what people think happens. Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out.
Opportunity may knock, but it seldom nags. The game exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great.
Poker is the only game for a grown man. Then, your hand is against every man's, and evern man's hand is against yours. Who ever made a fortune by teamwork?
If you know poker, you know people; and if you know people, you got the whole dang world lined up in your sights. To be a poker champion, you must have a strong bladder. There is more to poker than life. Edited by entrepreneur John M. Shanahan, who created the wildly successful Hooked on Phonics program, this wonderful book presents the best that has been thought and said on every imaginable topic.
In Confessions of a Winning Poker Player, Jack King said, Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career.
It seems true to me, cause walking in here, I can hardly remember how I built my bankroll, but I can't stop thinking about the way I lost it. Whatever suits you just tickles me plumb to death. She's really got him by the balls. That's not so bad, is it? It depends on the grip! Please create an account or login to add your own quotes, favorite quotes, and more!
It's like the nature channel This son of bitch, all night he, "Check. I'm gonna call you. Or else, I won't respect myself tomorrow morning. Respect is all you have left in the morning! Let's start the hurley. You missed one of my favorite ones, slightly obscure. I believe it's attributed to Amarillo Slim, "Poker is a wonderful card game, the money is just a convenient way of keeping score".
Some real classics in there. Dave Devil Fish "Id swim across shark infected waters with a pork chop tied around my neck to play the best poker players in the world. In the book there are thousands of them, including many by yours's truly, VP Pappy. Here's a couple of my favorites: Then there are other times nobody gets knocked out for half an hour or more, as the players hunch protectively over their stakes, taking no chances, waiting for somebody else to do something stupid.
Quiet as a mouse, Ferocious as a tiger, Sly as a fox, Wise as an owl, Brave as a lion, Slippery as an eel, and remember, Pigs almost always get slaughtered! None Given 25 July. Greg Moore 25 July. Santiago Garcia 25 July. Johan Van Der Windt 26 July.
Mircea Enache 26 July.