If you never look stupid, you're probably pretty stupid. In other words, if you don't have the guts to go with your reads and make a crazy play every now and then, you're probably not a very good player. Obviously, you are going to be wrong sometimes, but poker is a game of incomplete information. There is no way to know what the other guy has. - Alex "AJKHoosier1" Kamberis
To go from decent to profitable, all you have to do is learn the game: maximize winnings and minimize losses. But to become great... you have to be able to read people. That's what puts you over the top. - Andy Bellin
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. - Napoleon Hill Then you have to back it up with work and focus.
Game selection to me is not so much about getting in games when I have way the best of it as it is about getting out of games when I don't. - Tommy Angelo Leaving a game is often your most profitable play.
Your success at poker depends, not on how well you play, but on how well you play in relation to your opponents.... This presents a significant problem.... almost all players put themselves closer to the front of the pack than they deserve to be. - Roy Cooke Your opponents aren't as good as they think they are. But are you?
Never depend upon your genius; if you have talent, industry will improve it; if you have none, industry will supply the deficiency. - John Ruskin
Bad beats mean there are still players out there who play badly. That means the games are still beatable. - Mark Blade A bad beat is often a good indicator of eventual profit.
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. - Sigmund Freud Find the playing style which fits your personality and commit to it.
I knew that if I ever went broke at poker, it wouldn't be because my best wasn't good enough to keep me afloat. It'd be because my worst was bad enough to sink me. - Tommy Angelo
Past performance does not guarantee future results. - Howard Lederer