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PostSubject: Re: POKER and LIFE QUOTES :....(various authors)   Tue May 13, 2008 8:53 pm

Someday, I want to be able to tell a pro, just before the final table,
"I read your book" like Patton said about Romel, in one of the major tank battles of WWII.

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PostSubject: Re: POKER and LIFE QUOTES :....(various authors)   Mon May 05, 2008 6:03 pm

Killerrat. "If you are not learning something new every day, it is time to cash your chips in, and if you taking a beat, humble pies is best served in small doses."
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PostSubject: POKER and LIFE QUOTES :....(various authors)   Sat May 03, 2008 7:04 pm

POKER QUOTES :

fictional:
Yancey Howard to Eric Stoner * (Edward G. Robinson "The Man" to Steve McQueen "The Kid" final scene in the "Cincinnati Kid" -1967 / After a marathon tournament to decide who is the best stud poker player in the land. Yancey (thinking the "Kid" is bluffing) turns over a Railbirds card: Qd flush to "the kids" Railbirds card: As high straight and then :

o Yancey says : Gets down to what it's all about, doesn't it? Making the
wrong move at the right time.
o "The Kid" says : Is that what it's all about? {flipping his down cards up
to show an Ace high straight}
o Yancey says : You're good kid... but as long as I'm around you're only
second best....don'tforget that"

Napolean Bonaparte' (for people who can't restrain themselves from screaming "Donkey"
Never interrupt you enemy [the opposing player] when he is making a mistake

o Just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.- Sun Tzu, The Art Of War


1. Vannevar Bush, Architect of the internet
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

2. Daniel Negreanu on Becoming an Elite poker player
Regarding a hand he folded Railbirds card: KdRailbirds card: Kh pre-flop based on his read of an opponent Daniel said . "If you never try to play above the rim and just make automatic decisions based solely on the numbers, you simply never will become an elite poker player.

3. Doyle Brunson
It's not the cards that you have all the time that makes you a winner or a loser.
You can't hold enough hands coming into these tournaments without making some courageous plays. (these "courageous plays are what know-nothing namecallers call "donkey plays"

Try to decide how good your hand is at a given moment. Nothing else matters. Nothing!

4. David Sklansky on Poker
“When we play, we must realize, before anything else, that we are out to make money.”

Put yourself in their shoes before you decide on the best way to take their shirts.

5. General David Shoup
The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; happens at the poker table all the time.

6. David Spanier (1901)
The odds are merely a framework for play, like the lines of a tennis court.

7. From "Big Deal" by Anthony Holden
"Poker may be a branch of psychological warfare, an art form or indeed a way of life – but it is also merely a game, in which money is simply the means of keeping score."

8. David Mamet on Poker
"Poker reveals to the frank observer something else of import—it will teach him about his own nature. Many bad players do not improve because they cannot bear self-knowledge."

9. Bobby Baldwin on Poker
"You cannot survive without that intangible quality we call heart. The mark of a top player is not how much he wins when he is winning but how he handles his losses. If you win for thirty days in a row, that makes no difference if on the thirty-first you have a bad night, go crazy, and throw it all away."

10. Jack Strauss on Poker
"Limit poker is a science, but no-limit is an art. In limit, you are shooting at a target. In no-limit, the target comes alive and shoots back at you."

11. From the gentleman's handbook on poker
The strong point in poker is never to lose your temper, either with those you are playing with or, more particularly, with the cards. There is no sympathy in poker. Always keep cool. If you lose your head you will lose all your chips.

12. Pug Pearson on Poker
“The real things to know is that folks will stand to lose more than they will to win. That’s the most important percentage there is. I mean, if they lose, they’re willin’ to lose everything. If they win, they’re usually satisfied to win enough to pay for dinner and a show. The best gamblers know that.”

13. From A Girlhood Among Gamblers by Katy Lederer
The cardinal sin in poker, worse than playing did cards, worse even than figuring your odds correctly, is becoming emotionally involved.

14. Amarillo Slim on Poker:
“It never hurts for potential opponents to think you’re more than a little stupid and can hardly count all the money in your hip pocket, much less hold on to it..”
Besides lovemaking and singing in the shower, there aren’t many human activities where there is a greater difference between a person’s self-delusional ability and actual ability than in poker.

15. Steve Badget
Once you start thinking you have nothing left to learn, you have everything to learn.

16. Rick Bennet
In the long run there's no luck in poker, but the short run is longer than most people know.

17. Crandall Addington, Texas oil millionaire
If you reraise a raiser, and he doesn't raise you back, you know he has kicker problems.

18. Alfred Alvarez (2001)
Serious poker is no more about gambling than rock climbing is about taking risks.

Hold'em is a game of calculated aggression: If you cards are good enough for your to call a bet, they are good enough to raise with.

19. Anonymous
A faint heart never filled a spade flush.

Money isn't everything … unless you're playing in a rebuy tournament.

When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience leaves with money and the man with money leaves with experience.

21. Louis Kreiger
I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and - when played well, nourishes the wallet.

20. Vince Burgio
If you’re a competitive person and you commit yourself to something, you have no choice but to endure
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